>Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
When the United States National Security Agency’s code-breaking machine (TRANSLTR) encounters a new and complex code—Digital Fortress—that it cannot break, Commander Trevor Strathmore calls in Susan Fletcher, their head cryptographer to crack it. She discovers that it was written by Ensei Tankado, a former NSA employee who became displeased with the NSA’s intrusion into people’s private lives.
What she discovers has the power to create the largest devastation in the history of U.S. intelligence. Betrayed by all and pitted against an ever-quickening clock, Fletcher finds herself battling to save the country she calls home… because when Digital Fortress goes live, every secret in the history of the United States goes public.
As usual, Dan Brown is brilliant and thorough! Your imagination is captured right at the start and it just explodes from there, until it got to the point where you just can’t put it down. Like in all his other books, Dan Brown includes interesting facts about random things, history, and the government. One drawback is that some aspects were guessable. For instance, the final part of finding the key to the Digital Fortess, was too simple. A reader can easily guess the answer. Even the villian was revealed quite early, but Dan Brown still managed to keep the thrill alive till the end!