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Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  

Digital Fortress

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Synopsis

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in 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…

Bizarre True Facts

‘In large cities, Americans are photographed on the average of 20 times a day.

Everything you charge is in a database that police, among others, can look at.

Supermarkets track what you purchase and sell the information to direct-mail marketing firms.

Your employer is allowed to read your E-Mail, and if you use your company's health insurance to purchase drugs, your employer has access to that information.

Government computers scan your E-Mail for subversive language.

Your cell phone calls can be intercepted, and your access numbers can be cribbed by eavesdroppers with police scanners.

You register your whereabouts every time you use an ATM, credit card, or use EZ PASS at a toll booth.

You are often being watched when you visit web sites. Servers know what you're looking at, what you download, and how long you stay on a page.

A political candidate found his career destroyed by a newspaper that published a list of all the videos he had ever rented.

Most "baby monitors" can be intercepted 100 feet outside the home.

Intelligence agencies now have "micro-bots" -- tiny, remote control, electronic "bugs" that literally can fly into your home and look around without your noticing.

Anyone with $100 can tap your phone.

A new technology called TEMPEST can intercept what you are typing on your keypad (from 100 feet away through a cement wall.)

The National Security Agency has a submarine that can intercept and decipher digital communications from the RF emissions of underwater phone cables.


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Engaged me instantly...keeps up a cracking pace as the mystery deepens and disaster follows disaster * The Times * Fast paced with plenty of twists and turns...the reader remains gripped, trying to guess where its going next...one of the best thrillers on the bookstands. Don't miss it * Sunday Express * Pure genius...Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country -- Nelson Demille Fascinating and absorbing - perfect for anyone who appreciates a great, riveting read...Dan Brown is my new must-read -- Harlan Coben Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr Brown, I am your fan -- Robert Crais


About the Author

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th July 2004

Author

Dan Brown

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Author's Website

www.danbrownofficial.co.uk/

Publisher

Corgi

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780552159739

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