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Digital Fortress

by Dan Brown

Author: Dan Brown

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Language: English

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The action of this exciting thriller takes place in The National Security Agency (NSA) and in Seville. At the very beginning the principal hero who was recently fire from NSA dies from presumable heart attack. But even being dead he continues to exist in the form of his computer program called Digital Fortress. It generates unbreakable codes which can transform NSA's supercomputer TRANSLTR. The problem arises because the programmer left a description code on his ring. Finding this ring creates the plot of the book. Trevor Strathmore who headed NSA cryptology department sends Linguist Dave Becker to find the ring while he himself and Becker's lover Susan Fletcher serving as a senior code-cracker in NSA think over weaknesses in TRANSLTR. Mea... Read more

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...had the right tohandle verifiableintelligence emergencies without executiveknowledge. The NSA was the only U. S. Intelligence organization thatenjoyed total immunity from federal accountability ofany sort. Strathmore often availed himself of this right; he preferred towork his magicin isolation. "Commander, " she argued, "this is too big to behandled alone. You've got to letsomebody else in onit. ""Susan, the existence of Digital Fortress has majorimplications for the future of thisorganization. I have nointention of informing the President behind the director'sback. We have a crisis, and I'm handling it. " He eyed herthoughtfully. "I am the deputydirector ofoperations. " A weary smile crept across his face. "Andbesides, I'm notalone. I've got Susan Fletcher on myteam. "In that instant, Susan realized what she respected so much aboutTrevor Strathmore. For ten years, through thick and thin, he hadalways led the way for her. Steadfast. Unwavering. It was hisdedication that amazed...

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