Book Review - Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Since I wasn't able to sleep on my red-eye flight to Orlando, I was able to start (and finish) Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. A very enjoyable read, especially if you're into technology security and encryption. The storyline revolves around the National Security Agency (NSA) and their activities surrounding the monitoring of communication. They are able to break any encryption with the aid of a massive secret computer, and life is good. But when a code appears that can not be broken, all hell breaks loose. The author, a former employee of the NSA, is about to release the code to the highest bidder. The NSA has to stop this from happening so that they will not be locked out of all encrypted data. When the employee is murdered, it gets impossible to tell who is selling out who.
Great pacing, believable storyline, and a very good read. If you want a nice techno-escape, this would be a great choice.