Review: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Digital Fortress - Dan Brown


When the NSA’s most classified technological wonder–an invincible code-breaking machine–encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and 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 ingeniously complex that if released it will cripple U.S. intelligence.

Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan 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.

With a startling twist that leaves the agency scrambling to avert the biggest intelligence disaster in U.S. history, Digital Fortress never lets up. From the underground hallways of power, to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds.

It is a battle for survival — a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius… an impregnable code-writing formula that threatens to obliterate the balance of power. Forever.


My opinion:

I loveeeeeeed this book! I loved everything about it. It was so captivating (duh it's a thriller). If you havent read this book read, you should read it because:

♥ The main male character loves different languages and knows loads (in the book some of the lines are in Spanish, German, French or Italian and the translation is right after that sentence).

♥ The main female character Susan is a cryptographer (and is the only woman who works there.. hello feminism!)

♥ It isn't about romance so there aren't teenage drama or ''love'' scenes.

♥ The whole story takes place in one weekend.

♥ It takes place when the internet just came a long (and e-mail as well)

♥ The writing style is really easy to follow, even if your native language isn't English. The book has no confusing parts.

♥ There weren't any boring parts. 

♥ The plot and ending was really amazing!


Just read if you haven't already. I haven't read any other book by Dan Brown, but I wanted to try the first one he has published so I'm going to read the rest in chronological order. 


Have you read Digital Fortress?