The world’s best code breaking machine encounters an unbreakable code… it is up to one woman to break the code before it’s too late.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT
Digital Fortress is about a woman named Susan Fletcher. She is a brilliant mathematician and
cryptographer. The NSA (National Security Agency) , a top- secret government agency that she works for, calls her in.
The agency is in possession of a state of the art code breaking machine. But this super computer has encountered a problem. A mysterious code showed up, and now the machine is unable to crack it. It turn out that a former NSA agent, Tankado, wrote this algorithm. Actually,Tankado himself helped to build the super computer, TRANSLTR. But he quit his job after finding out that the NSA will be using the computer to read the emails of private citizens. He basically felt that this was a violation of human rights. He wanted to tell the public about the computer, but he was captured and deported before he could.
Suddenly Susan finds herself fighting not only for the agency, but also for her country, and for her own life.
The NSA’s head cryptographer, and the story’s main character.
Susan Fletcher’s fiancé. He is a professor of modern languages.
He wrote the Digital Fortress code. He used to work for the NSA.
Commander Trevor Strathmore:
He is the NSA’s Deputy Director of Operations.
Somebody hired this assassin to find the Passkey.
WHAT I THOUGHT
This book is mysterious, intriguing, and thought provoking. You might also like Deception Point, also by Dan Brown.