From the best-selling author of The Director and Body of Lies comes a thrilling tale of global espionage, state-of-the-art technology, and unthinkable betrayal.A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world’s first quantum machine will attain global dominance for generations to come. The question is, who will cross the finish line first: the U.S. or China?In this gripping cyber thriller, the United States’ top-secret quantum research labs are compromised by a suspected Chinese informant, inciting a mole hunt of history-altering proportions. CIA officer Harris Chang leads the charge, pursuing his target from the towering cityscape of Singapore to the lush hills of the Pacific Northwest, the mountains of Mexico, and beyond. The investigation is obsessive, destructive, andabove alluncertain. Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? The answer forces Chang to question everything he thought he knew about loyalty, morality, and the primacy of truth.Grounded in the real-world technological arms race, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat and mouse cloaked in an exhilarating and visionary thriller.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Signed Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
David Ignatius is a prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and has been covering the Middle East and the CIA for nearly three decades. He has written several New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Director. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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The Quantum Spy: A Novel based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Entertaining for sure. I couldn’t put the book down. But not so sure that Mr Ignatius deals well with the ethical conundrums that he raises. He sympathizes with the notion that technology should be open and should be shared regardless of national borders. That’s good science, but is it naive? And do individuals acting under their own moral framework have the right to usurp the collective national security? The tale ends well with a exciting twist. After all, it is fiction and the author’s mission is to entertain. Kudos to Mr. Ignatius. But I was left somewhat unrequited, looking for more balance and insight that never came.
Well researched spy novel