Title : Digital Fortress
Author : Dan Brown
When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls 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.
First of all, I finish reading this book at 3 a.m. The plot is interesting, that's why I keep turn to the next page till I finish it. Dan Brown is a big writer. His book Da Vinci Code sold like 'pisang goreng' (haha). Anyway, in the middle of this book I started to wonder, Dan Brown wrote a book like this??
- There are too many bla bla bla about software, computers and all that...
- Whoever touch or saw Tankado's ring had to die. For what reason, God only knows. Nobody knows what the ring all about, so why they have to be eliminated?
- It doesn't make sense, looks like the assassin doesn't plan his killing spree properly. He killed Tankado and doesn't have the time to take the ring from his finger (hahaha) and he chased David Becker to a great length only to be beaten at the end. I mean an expert assassin beaten by a language specialist?
- The most annoying one, repeated words
"Tankado called me last month"
Susan looked up. "Tankado called you?"
He nodded. "To warn me"
"Warn you? He hates you."
...and a lot more in the book :)
Also, some scene is not believable and I thought Susan Fletcher character is a tough one. I mean, she is a brilliant mathematician but the character she bring doesn't sound like her. Overall, I do have fun with the book but due to Brown's reputation I believe he can do better than this.
PS : This is not a book review, just a sharing :)