by Dan Brown
When the NSA’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage – not by guns or bombs – but by a code so complex that if released, would cripple U.S. intelligence. Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.
Review: Dan Brown is quickly becoming a fave author. I’ve never really read any cyber-thrillers either, but this one kept my attention. The action was great, and being a bookkeeper, I loved all the math about it. I’m far from being a mathematician, but I enjoyed the book just the same. Each character had their own personalities, and flaws to go with it. Although the Commander covered his ass, he left much to be desired. I hated him for what he did to David, all in the name of covering said ass. And I was so proud of David in the end, and Susan, too. Yep, enjoyed it thoroughly.