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Digital Fortress

Rating: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown is a novel rated 4/5 by this reviewer
Author: Dan Brown
Published: 1998
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or

If you are into a totally high tech reading experience - Digital Fortress is for you!

Dan Brown, who hit the New York Times Bestseller list with The DaVinci Code did write some books before he was noticed by the rest of the literary world. Digital Fortress is one of his earlier books and it grabs you from the get-go and never turns you loose.

Imagine a computer virus that gets into the nation's most secure systems, intelligence, surveilence, security, satellites, and everything else, and noone can break the code to turn it off. That's the situation faced by Susan Fletcher, a cryptographer for the National Security Agency. Someone wrote an unbreakable code, dumped it into the agency;s most secure mega-super computer, and no once can stop it.

Susan's boss, the Director of the Cryptography Section Commander Strathmore tries to hide the damage, and sends Susan's "almost" finacee' David Becker, a linguistics professor at Georgetown University, off on an international wild goose chase to locate a ring.

You see, we know who wrote the code, and why he wrote it, and what he intends to do with it. And the only way to disable it is to find the ring, because the guy who did the damage is very dead! So, while Susan tries to crack the code, David races from piller to post trying to track down the ring. In the meantime, the code writer's accomplice has put the secret to the code up for auction - and everyone wants it.

So, the scenario is set, the action starts, and the reader is immediately caught up in the action. This is non-stop from start to finish and Dan Brown constantly throws changes if direction, alliances and evidence. The only thing this book left me wondering is why no one ever noticed Dan Brown before 2002.

This is a well crafted techno-action thriller that wil be appreciated by anyone who picks it up and reads it.

Title: Digital Fortress
Author: Dan Brown
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or