Thursday, 30 April 2009

Digital Fortress - Dan Brown

When the National Security Agency's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathmatician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corrisors of power. The NSA is being held hostage - not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that if released would cripple US 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....

Well it certainly made a change to have a female in the main role...... and one with brains, as well as beauty. ;0)

As with all of DB's books the start is initially slow, as he introduces the characters and sets the scene........ but then the story sets off at a smart trot, gradually gathering speed until it's rushing towards the ending at an exciting breakneck speed, with a few twists and turns along the way to keep you guessing.

Although a couple of parts (such as "prime" - need to read the book to know what I mean. LOL) had me wondering if the characters were being deliberately thick, am glad to say that others did keep me guessing until the reveal, which is always the sign of a good, well written read to me. :0)
Thanks for sending the book Lynn - thoroughly enjoyed it. :0)

Am registering this with Book Crossing and adding it to my Swap List - shout if you'd like it.


Clare - Aimetu said...

I enjoyed this too and as you say nice to have a female lead LOL

Julie said...

I enjoyed it too.

Always smiling said...

I haven't read any more of Dan Brown after The Da Vinci Code and I did struggle with it expecially the beginning, but this with a woman as the main character sounds worth looking out, thank you for the write up on it.. I shall put it on my library list.