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400 Days

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About the Author

Chetan Bhagat is the author of ten bestselling novels, which have sold over twelve million copies and have been translated into over twenty languages worldwide. The New York Times has called him ‘the biggest selling author in India’s history’. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Fast Company USA named him one of the 100 most creative people in business worldwide. Many of Chetan’s books have been adapted into films and were major Bollywood blockbusters. He is also a Filmfare award-winning screenplay writer. Chetan writes columns for The Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar, which are among India’s most influential and widely read newspapers. He is also one of the country’s leading motivational speakers. He is active on various social media platforms, where his combined following runs into crores. Chetan went to college at IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad, after which he worked in investment banking for a decade before quitting his job to become a full-time writer.
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Adultery: A Novel

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In the latest novel from #1 best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a married woman in her thirties attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been her high school boyfriend. he book Adultery portrays the story of an independent woman Linda, in her 30s, who has an almost perfect life; a content and stable marriage, a caring husband, sweet little kids and a rewarding journalism career. Through the regular everyday life, she starts to question the dullness and boredom of her passing days. She tends to be dissatisfied with her life, until she meets her high-school boyfriend, Jacob, who is a successful politician now. With him, she revives the zeal and craze that were previously missing in her life. They get involved into an affair which she knows can lead her to difficult circumstance, yet, she finds the affair to be really exciting. With this transformation, she is standing at a life-altering turn of her life.
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Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

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Review

"Macintyre is the more graceful writer; Agent Zigzag has a clarity and shape that make it the more fluid account... I would give a personal nod to Macintyre's as the better book... A review cannot possibly convey the sheer fun of this story... or the fascinating moral complexities." --New York Times Book Review"[Agent Zigzag's] incredible wartime adventures, recounted in Ben Macintyre's rollicking, spellbinding Agent Zigzag blend the spy-versus-spy machinations of John le Carré with the high farce of Evelyn Waugh." --The New York Times

"Chapman's story has been told in fragments in the past, but only when MI5 declassified his files was it possible to present it in all its richness and complexity. Macintyre tells it to perfection, with endless insights into the horror and absurdity of war....Eddie Chapman was a patriot, in his fashion, and this excellent book finally does him justice." --The Washington Post Book World

"Fact sounds like fast-moving fiction in this espionage saga of a man who was probably the most improbable double agent to emerge in World War II. ... The author has written an enormously fascinating book about an enormously fascinating man. The late Eddie Chapman would have been delighted to at last capture the limelight denied him by the restrictions of his wartime profession. The question now is, who will make the movie and who will play the lead? Too bad Errol Flynn is dead." --Washington Times

"[R]ichly descriptive, marvelously illuminating, and just plain brilliant....One could not think of a better subject for Macintyre's curious mind than the man whom British intelligence dubbed Agent Zigzag in December 1942.... [A] plot - impossible and pointless to summarize - that is as briskly paced and suspenseful as any novel's. Macintyre's diligent research and access to once-secret files combine here with his gift of empathetic imagination and inspired re-creation. He writes with brio and a festive spirit and has quite simply created a masterpiece." --The Boston Globe

"Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving." --John le Carré

"Macintyre [relates] his compellingly cinematic spy thriller with verve." --Entertainment Weekly (an "EW Pick")

"Agent Zigzag is a true-history thriller, a real spy story superbly written. It belongs to my favorite genre: the 'Friday night book'-start it then, because you will want to stay with it all weekend." --Alan Furst

"A portrait of a man who double-crossed not only the Nazis, but just about every other principle and person he encountered. In doing so, Eddie Chapman made all thriller writers' jobs harder, because this spy tale trumps any fiction." --Men's Journal

"One of the most extraordinary stories of the Second World War." --William Boyd, The Sunday Telegraph

"This is the most amazing book, full of fascinating and hair-raising true-life adventures...and beautifully told. For anyone interested in the Second World War, spying, romance, skullduggery or the hidden chambers of the human mind, it would be impossible to recommend it too highly." --The Mail on Sunday "Speaking as a former MI6 officer, take it from me: there are very few books which give you a genuine picture of what it feels like to be a spy. This is one.... an enthralling war story." --The Daily Express

"Macintyre tells Chapman's tale in a perfect pitch: with the Boys' Own thrills of Rider Haggard, the verve of George MacDonald Fraser and Carl Hiassen's mordant humor. . . . Hugely entertaining." --The [London] Observer

"If Ben Macintyre had presented this story as a novel, it would have been denounced as far too unlikely: yet every word of it is true. Moreover he has that enviable gift, the inability to write a dull sentence. An enthralling book results from the opening up of once deadly secret files." --The Spectator

"Splendidly vivid. . . . There are endless delightful twists to the tale." --Max Hastings, The [London] Sunday Times

"Ben Macintyre's rollicking, thriller-paced account...is a Boy's Own adventure par excellence and a gripping psychological case study of a man 'torn between patriotism and egotism.'" --Time Out

"Macintyre succeeds in bringing Chapman vividly to life. It is unlikely that a more engaging study of espionage and deception will be published this year." --The Times

"A preternaturally talented liar and pretty good safecracker becomes a "spy prodigy" working concurrently for Britain's MI5 and the Nazi's Abwehr.

London Times newsman and popular historian Macintyre (The Man Who Would be King: The First American in Afghanistan, 2004, etc) reports on the life and crimes of the late Eddie Chapman using interviews, newly released secret files and, cautiously, the English spy's less-reliable memoirs. Just launching his criminal career when World War II began, the dashing adventurer was jailed in the Channel Island Jersey. Volunteering his services to the occupying Fatherland, he was taken to France and schooled in the dark arts of espionage and the wicked devices of spies by the likes of convivial headmaster Herr von Gröning and spymaster Oberleutnant Praetorius. Then the new German agent signed a formal espionage contract (under which his expected rewards were to be subjected to income tax). Dropped in England's green and pleasant land to commit sabotage, he instead reported directly to His Majesty's secret service. There they called their man 'Agent ZigZag.' The Germans had named him "Fritzchen." Little Fritz, with the help of a magician, fooled his Nazi handlers into believing he had wrecked an aircraft factory. After a crafty return to Germany, he made another parachute drop home to report on an anti-sub device and the accuracy of the new V-1 flying bomb. The energetic adventurer from a lower stratum of British society was being run by Oxbridge gentlemen and by aristocrats of Deutschland at the same time. Or perhaps he was running them. Adorning his exploits were several beautiful women and an Iron Cross. It is a remarkable cloak-and-dagger procedural and a fine tale of unusual wartime employment....

One of the great true spy stories of World War II, vividly rendered." --Kirkus

                                 

About the Author

BEN MACINTYRE is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among FriendsDouble Cross, Operation MincemeatAgent ZigzagThe Napoleon of Crime, and Forgotten Fatherland, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of the wartime espionage trilogy.
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Angels And Demons

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Review

A no-holds-barred, pull-out-all-the-stops, breathless tangle of a thriller...A heck of a good read ― Amazon.co.uk A breathless, real-time adventure...Exciting, fast-paced, with an unusually high IQ ― San Francisco Chronicle Fascinating and absorbing - perfect for anyone who appreciates a great, riveting read...Dan Brown is my new must-read. I love this book -- Harlan Coben Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I've ever read. An amazing tale with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles -- Clive Cussler Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr Brown, I am your fan -- Robert Crais

From the Back Cover

Angels and demons was published on 28th august, 2010 it was the second bestseller written by the author, after the da vinci code the da vinci code was more of treasure hunts and about things that fascinated brown in his childhood angels and demons is more about the unraveled truths and fights between religion and science and how it escalates into one big controversy the secret brotherhood of the illuminati has always been a rival of the catholic church and now they are doing everything in their capability to destroy the catholic church robert langdon is a world renowned symbologist from harvard and is called upon the orders of the swiss research facility to examine an anonymous symbol this symbol was found carved on the chest of a physicist who was murdered with all the clues gathered, he discovers that it could have been the work of the illuminati they are the most influential underground organization ever to have walked the earth on the eve of the vaticans gathering, a messenger of the illuminati declares that they are going to blow up vatican city as they have planted a bomb at the center of the city with very less time in hand, langdon rushes to rome to try and stop the destruction he and his partner vittoria, an italian scientist, set out to search through the deserted cathedrals, sealed crypts, catacombs and also the most secretive vault on planet earth there are so many symbols involved that lead to the illuminati nest which was forgotten their quest to try and save the vatican city is the most exciting crime story you can look for this book is available in paperbackkey features:this book shows the quest for the unknown and the danger involved in it it is about the feud between the catholic church and the illuminati and their life long battle

About the Author

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital FortressDeception PointAngels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and most recently, Inferno. Three of his Robert Langdon novels have been adapted for the screen by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks. They have all been international blockbusters. His new Robert Langdon novel, Origin is out now. Dan Brown is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and Creative Writing. He lives in New England.
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Review

I couldn’t put down this thriller with a tragic ending . . . a book so compelling that I couldn’t turn away . . . This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion -- Bill Gates, '5 books I loved in 2018' A dazzling story of deception in Silicon Valley . . . You will not be able to put this book down. ― Washington Post Carreyrou tells the story virtually to perfection . . . Bad Blood reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men. ― New York Times Book Review Riveting . . . a blistering critique of Silicon Valley . . . The real heroes, though, are his sources: the young scientists who worked at the company and risked their reputations and careers by voicing their concerns. Were it not for their courage, Theranos might still be testing blood today -- David Crow ― Financial Times If you’re looking for an engaging non-fiction read, look no further than Bad Blood . . . a pacy, compelling narrative about white-collar crime that’s as incredible as any work of fiction. ― Irish Times In this Silicon Valley drama, he opens his reporter’s notebook to deliver a tale of corporate fraud and legal browbeating that reads like a crime thriller. -- The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 ― TIME Gripping . . . Carreyrou presents the scientific, human, legal and social sides of the story in full . . . He unveils many dark secrets of Theranos that have not previously been laid bare. ― Nature A parable, with all the usual, delicious ingredients of human folly: greed, pride, vanity, lust, anger. Above all, it is an analysis of the phenomenon of hype. ― Daily Telegraph Simply one of the best books about a startup ever. ― Forbes Bad Blood reveals a crucial truth: outside observers must act as the eyes, the ears and, most importantly, the voice of Silicon Valley’s blind spot . . . It gambled not with our smart phones, our attention or our democracy, but with people’s lives. ― Paste Engaging ― The Economist A beautifully controlled narrative that challenges the gold-rush mentality of Silicon Valley. -- Lionel Barber, Editor of the FT, 'Books of the Year 2018' ― Financial Times [Holmes') story is a parable about Silicon Valley delusion, but the gossipy fun comes from seeing which high-profile man (James Mattis, Joe Biden) gets drawn into Holmes’ scammy web next. -- ‘Best Books of 2018’ ― ELLE Carreyrou tells the full, gripping tale of how he slayed the “unicorn” in a fascinating look at how buzz and billions can blind people to facts. -- ‘Best Books of 2018’ ― Marie Claire You will not be able to put this down. -- Top tech book releases in 2018 ― Evening Standard

About the Author

John Carreyrou is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s investigative reporting team. He joined the Journal in 1999 and has been based in Brussels, Paris, and New York for the paper, winning two Pulitzer prizes. John has covered a number of topics during his career, ranging from Islamist terrorism when he was on assignment in Europe to the pharmaceutical industry and the U.S. healthcare system. His reporting on corruption in the field of spine surgery led to long prison terms for a California hospital owner and a Michigan neurosurgeon. His reporting on Theranos, a blood-testing startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, was recognized with a George Polk award, and is chronicled in his book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. Born in New York and raised in Paris, he currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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Deception Point

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Book Description

The bestselling thriller writer of all time - if you haven't read a Dan Brown, where have you been? --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Deception Point

By Dan Brown

Simon & Schuster Audio

Copyright © 2004 Dan Brown All right reserved. ISBN: 9780743539463

Chapter One

Toulos Restaurant, adjacent to Capitol Hill, boasts apolitically incorrect menu of baby veal and horse carpaccio,making it an ironic hotspot for the quintessentialWashingtonian power breakfast. This morning Toulos was busy - a cacophony of clanking silverware, espresso machines, andcellphone conversations.

The maitre d' was sneaking a sip of his morning Bloody Marywhen the woman entered. He turned with a practiced smile. "Good morning," he said. "May I help you?" The woman was attractive, in her mid-thirties, wearing gray,pleated flannel pants, conservative flats, and an ivory LauraAshley blouse. Her posture was straight - chin raised ever soslightly - not arrogant, just strong. The woman's hair waslight brown and fashioned in Washington's most popular style- the "anchorwoman" - a lush feathering, curled under at theshoulders ... long enough to be sexy, but short enough to remindyou she was probably smarter than you. "I'm a little late," the woman said, her voice unassuming. "Ihave a breakfast meeting with Senator Sexton." The maitre d' felt an unexpected tingle of nerves. SenatorSedgewick Sexton. The senator was a regular here and currentlyone of the country's most famous men. Last week, having sweptall twelve Republican primaries on Super Tuesday, the senatorwas virtually guaranteed his party's nomination for Presidentof the United States. Many believed the senator had a superbchance of stealing the White House from the embattledPresident next fall. Lately Sexton's face seemed to be onevery national magazine, his campaign slogan plastered allacross America: "Stop spending. Start mending." "Senator Sexton is in his booth," the maitre d' said. "And youare?" "Rachel Sexton. His daughter." How foolish of me, he thought. The resemblance was quiteapparent. The woman had the senator's penetrating eyes andrefined carriage - that polished air of resilient nobility.Clearly the senator's classic good looks had not skippedgenerations, although Rachel Sexton seemed to carry herblessings with a grace and humility her father could learnfrom. "A pleasure to have you, Ms. Sexton." As the maitre d' led the senator's daughter across the diningarea, he was embarrassed by the gauntlet of male eyesfollowing her ... some discreet, others less so. Few women dinedat Toulos and even fewer who looked like Rachel Sexton. "Nice body," one diner whispered. "Sexton already find himselfa new wife?" "That's his daughter, you idiot," another replied. The man chuckled. "Knowing Sexton, he'd probably screw heranyway." When Rachel arrived at her father's table, the senator was onhis cellphone talking loudly about one of his recentsuccesses. He glanced up at Rachel only long enough to tap hisCartier and remind her she was late. I missed you, too, Rachel thought. Her father's first name was Thomas, although he'd adopted hismiddle name long ago. Rachel suspected it was because he likedthe alliteration. Senator Sedgewick Sexton. The man was asilver-haired, silver-tongued political animal who had beenanointed with the slick look of soap opera doctor, whichseemed appropriate considering his talents of impersonation. "Rachel!" Her father clicked off his phone and stood to kissher cheek. "Hi, Dad." She did not kiss him back. "You look exhausted." And so it begins, she thought. "I got your message. What'sup?" "I can't ask my daughter out for breakfast?" Rachel had learned long ago her father seldom requested hercompany unless he had some ulterior motive. Sexton took a sip of coffee. "So, how are things with you?" "Busy. I see your campaign's going well." "Oh, let's not talk business." Sexton leaned across the table,lowering his voice. "How's that guy at the State Department Iset you up with?" Rachel exhaled, already fighting the urge to check her watch."Dad, I really haven't had time to call him. And I wish you'dstop trying to -" "You've got to make time for the important things, Rachel.Without love, everything else is meaningless." A number of comebacks came to mind, but Rachel chose silence.Being the bigger person was not difficult when it came to herfather. "Dad, you wanted to see me? You said this wasimportant." "It is." Her father's eyes studied her closely. Rachel felt part of her defenses melt away under his gaze, andshe cursed the man's power. The senator's eyes were his gift- a gift Rachel suspected would probably carry him to theWhite House. On cue, his eyes would well with tears, and then,an instant later, they would clear, opening a window to animpassioned soul, extending a bond of trust to all. It's allabout trust, her father always said. The senator had lostRachel's years ago, but he was quickly gaining the country's. "I have a proposition for you," Senator Sexton said. "Let me guess," Rachel replied, attempting to refortify herposition. "Some prominent divorci looking for a young wife?" "Don't kid yourself, honey. You're not that young anymore." Rachel felt the familiar shrinking sensation that so oftenaccompanied meetings with her father. "I want to throw you a life raft," he said. "I wasn't aware I was drowning." "You're not. The President is. You should jump ship beforeit's too late." "Haven't we had this conversation?" "Think about your future, Rachel. You can come work for me." "I hope that's not why you asked me to breakfast." The senator's veneer of calm broke ever so slightly. "Rachel,can't you see that your working for him reflects badly on me.And on my campaign." Rachel sighed. She and her father had been through this. "Dad,I don't work for the President. I haven't even met thePresident. I work in Fairfax, for God's sake!" "Politics is perception, Rachel. It appears you work for thePresident." Rachel exhaled, trying to keep her cool. "I worked too hard toget this job, Dad. I'm not quitting." The senator's eyes narrowed. "You know, sometimes your selfishattitude really -" "Senator Sexton?" A reporter materialized beside the table. Sexton's demeanor thawed instantly. Rachel groaned and took acroissant from the basket on the table. "Ralph Sneeden," the reporter said. "Washington Post. May Iask you a few questions?" The senator smiled, dabbing his mouth with a napkin. "Mypleasure, Ralph. Just make it quick. I don't want my coffeegetting cold." The reporter laughed on cue. "Of course, sir." He pulled out aminirecorder and turned it on. "Senator, your television adscall for legislation ensuring equal salaries for women in theworkplace ... as well as for tax cuts for new families. Can youcomment on your rationale?" "Sure. I'm simply a huge fan of strong women and strongfamilies." Rachel practically choked on her croissant. "And on the subject of families," the reporter followed up,"you talk a lot about education. You've proposed some highlycontroversial budget cuts in an effort to allocate more fundsto our nation's schools." "I believe the children are our future." Rachel could not believe her father had sunk to quoting popsongs. "Finally, sir," the reporter said, "you've taken an enormousjump in the polls these past few weeks. The President has gotto be worried. Any thoughts on your recent success?" "I think it has to do with trust. Americans are starting tosee that the President cannot be trusted to make the toughdecisions facing this nation. Runaway government spending isputting this country deeper in debt every day, and Americansare starting to realize that it's time to stop spending andstart mending." Like a stay of execution from her father's rhetoric, the pagerin Rachel's handbag went off. Normally the harsh electronicbeeping was an unwelcome interruption, but at the moment, itsounded almost melodious. The senator glared indignantly at having been interrupted. Rachel fished the pager from her handbag and pressed a presetsequence of five buttons, confirming that she was indeed theperson holding the pager. The beeping stopped, and the LCDbegan blinking. In fifteen seconds she would receive a securetext message. Sneeden grinned at the senator. "Your daughter is obviously abusy woman. It's refreshing to see you two still find time inyour schedules to dine together." "As I said, family comes first." Sneeden nodded, and then his gaze hardened. "Might I ask, sir,how you and your daughter manage your conflicts of interest?" "Conflicts?" Senator Sexton cocked his head with an innocentlook of confusion. "What conflicts do you mean?" Rachel glanced up, grimacing at her father's act. She knewexactly where this was headed. Damn reporters, she thought.Half of them were on political payrolls. The reporter'squestion was what journalists called a grapefruit - aquestion that was supposed to look like a tough inquiry butwas in fact a scripted favor to the senator - a slow lobpitch that her father could line up and smash out of the park,clearing the air about a few things. "Well, sir ..." The reporter coughed, feigning uneasiness overthe question. "The conflict is that your daughter works foryour opponent." Senator Sexton exploded in laughter, defusing the questioninstantly. "Ralph, first of all, the President and I are notopponents. We are simply two patriots who have different ideasabout how to run the country we love." The reporter beamed. He had his sound bite. "And second?" "Second, my daughter is not employed by the President; she isemployed by the intelligence community. She compiles intelreports and sends them to the White House. It's a fairlylow-level position." He paused and looked at Rachel. "In fact,dear, I'm not sure you've even met the President, have you?" Rachel stared, her eyes smoldering. The beeper chirped, drawing Rachel's gaze to the incomingmessage on the LCD screen. - RPRT DIRNRO STAT - She deciphered the shorthand instantly and frowned. Themessage was unexpected, and most certainly bad news. At leastshe had her exit cue. "Gentlemen," she said. "It breaks my heart, but I have to go.I'm late for work." "Ms. Sexton," the reporter said quickly, "before you go, I waswondering if you could comment on the rumors that you calledthis breakfast meeting to discuss the possibility of leavingyour current post to work for your father's campaign?" Rachel felt like someone had thrown hot coffee in her face.The question took her totally off guard. She looked at herfather and sensed in his smirk that the question had beenprepped. She wanted to climb across the table and stab himwith a fork. The reporter shoved the recorder into her face. "Miss Sexton?" Rachel locked eyes with the reporter. "Ralph, or whoever thehell you are, get this straight: I have no intention ofabandoning my job to work for Senator Sexton, and if you printanything to the contrary, you'll need a shoehorn to get thatrecorder out of your ass." The reporter's eyes widened. He clicked off his recorder,hiding a grin. "Thank you both." He disappeared. Rachel immediately regretted the outburst. She had inheritedher father's temper, and she hated him for it. Smooth, Rachel.Very smooth. Her father glared disapprovingly. "You'd do well to learn somepoise." Rachel began collecting her things. "This meeting is over." The senator was apparently done with her anyway. He pulled outhis cellphone to make a call. " 'Bye, sweetie. Stop by theoffice one of these days and say hello. And get married, forGod's sake. You're thirty-three years old." "Thirty-four," she snapped. "Your secretary sent a card." He clucked ruefully. "Thirty-four. Almost an old maid. Youknow by the time I was thirty-four, I'd already -" "Married mom and screwed the neighbor?" The words came outlouder than Rachel had intended, her voice hanging naked in anill-timed lull. Diners nearby glanced over. Senator Sexton's eyes flash-froze, two ice-crystals boringinto her. "You watch yourself, young lady." Rachel headed for the door. No, you watch yourself, senator.  
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Digital Fortress

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Review

'engaged me instantly, the reader, Bruce Sabbath, keeps up a cracking pace as the mystery deepens and disaster follows disaster.' THE TIMES --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Book Description

The bestselling novel, now re-packaged to tie in with the long-awaited new Robert Langdon title, The Lost Symbol. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Synopsis

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 send 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. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Inside Flap

Before the phenomenal runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills to work on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth - the National Security Agency (NSA), an ultra-secret, multibillion-dollar agency many times more powerful than the CIA. 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 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 would cripple US 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. 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 post-cold war balance of power. For ever. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From the Back Cover

From the bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes the gripping story of the ultimate code. It's powerful, dangerous--and unbreakable . . . 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 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 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. "A new master of smart thrills."--People "Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market it years . . . A chilling thrill a minute."--The Midwest Book Review Read by Bruce Sabath --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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CHAPTER 1 They were in the Smoky Mountains at their favorite bed-and-breakfast. David was smiling down at her. 'What do you say, gorgeous? Marry me?' Looking up from their canopy bed, she knew he was the one. Forever. As she stared into his deep-green eyes, somewhere in the distance a deafening bell began to ring. It was pulling him away. She reached for him, but her arms clutched empty air. It was the sound of the phone that fully awoke Susan Fletcher from her dream. She gasped, sat up in bed, and fumbled for the receiver. 'Hello?' 'Susan, it's David. Did I wake you?' She smiled, rolling over in bed. 'I was just dreaming of you. Come over and play.' He laughed. 'It's still dark out.' 'Mmm.' She moaned sensuously. 'Then definitely come over and play. We can sleep in before we head north.' David let out a frustrated sigh. 'That's why I'm calling. It's about our trip. I've got to postpone.' Susan was suddenly wide awake. 'What!' 'I'm sorry. I've got to leave town. I'll be back by tomorrow. We can head up first thing in the morning. We'll still have two days.' 'But I made reservations,' Susan said, hurt. 'I got our old room at Stone Manor.' 'I know, but-' 'Tonight was supposed to be special - to celebrate six months. You do remember we're engaged, don't you?' 'Susan.' He sighed. 'I really can't go into it now, they've got a car waiting. I'll call you from the plane and explain everything.' 'Plane?' she repeated. 'What's going on? Why would the university . . . ?' 'It's not the university. I'll phone and explain later. I've really got to go; they're calling for me. I'll be in touch. I promise.' 'David!' she cried. 'What's-' But it was too late. David had hung up. Susan Fletcher lay awake for hours waiting for him to call back. The phone never rang. Later that afternoon Susan sat dejected in the tub. She submerged herself in the soapy water and tried to forget Stone Manor and the Smoky Mountains. Where could he be? she wondered. Why hasn't he called? Gradually the water around her went from hot to lukewarm and finally to cold. She was about to get out when her cordless phone buzzed to life. Susan bolted upright, sloshing water on the floor as she grappled for the receiver she'd left on the sink. 'David?' 'It's Strathmore,' the voice replied. Susan slumped. 'Oh.' She was unable to hide her disappointment. 'Good afternoon, Commander.' 'Hoping for a younger man?' The voice chuckled. 'No, sir,' Susan said, embarrassed. 'It's not how it-' 'Sure it is.' He laughed. 'David Becker's a good man. Don't ever lose him.' 'Thank you, sir.' The commander's voice turned suddenly stern. 'Susan, I'm calling because I need you in here. Pronto.' She tried to focus. 'It's Saturday, sir. we don't usually-' 'I know,' he said calmly. 'It's an emergency.' Susan sat up. Emergency? She had never heard the word cross Commander Strathmore's lips. An emergency? In Crypto? She couldn't imagine. 'Y-yes, sir.' She paused. 'I'll be there as soon as I can.' 'Make it sooner.' Strathmore hung up. Susan Fletcher stood wrapped in a towel and dripped on the neatly folded clothes she'd set out the night before - hiking shorts, a sweater for the cool mountain evenings, and the new lingerie she'd bought for the nights. Depressed, she went to her closet for a clean blouse and skirt. An emergency? In Crypto? As she went downstairs, Susan wondered how the day could get much worse. She was about to find out. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Review

"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. "The Da Vinci Code" is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius." --NELSON DeMILLE, #1 "New York Times b"estselling author "Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I've ever read. An amazing tale with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles."--CLIVE CUSSLER, #1 "New York Times "bestselling author ""The Da Vinci Code "is a dazzling performance by Brown, a delightful display of erudition." --" The Boston Globe" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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