Essentially holding the NSA hostage, the agency is determined to stop Digital Fortress from becoming a threat to national security.
Commander Trevor Strathmore believes that a former NSA employee has successfully created an unbreakable algorithm, which threatens the security of the nation and the future of the agency itself.
An ambitious man, Strathmore recognizes the opportunity to turn the situation around to his own benefit. He informs Susan there is an emergency at work and she must report to the Cryptography facility immediately.
When Susan arrives, she finds that Commander Strathmore is the only one working on the Cryptography floor. Tankado was employed with the NSA on a work visa from Japan.
Strathmore tells Susan that the previous month Tankado had called to warn him that he was perfecting an algorithm that could create unbreakable codes. Strathmore did not believe him, so Tankado moved forward by placing a complimentary copy of the program on his website.
To ensure his safety, Tankado left Japan and gave a copy of his pass code to an anonymous third party known only as North Dakota. If anything should happen to Tankado, North Dakota is to publish the pass code, making it free to everyone. Strathmore informs Susan that he had just received word that morning that Tankado was found dead in Seville, Spain.
Susan finds out that Strathmore sent David to Spain. He was only given strict orders to leave nothing behind. David calls Strathmore and tells him about the ring. Strathmore orders David to find the ring, telling him it is a matter of national security.
David finds the Canadian tourist, who tells him a German and his female escort took the ring. David locates the German and his escort.
The woman tells David that she gave the ring to a young teenage girl in the park. David talks to a boy who knows the girl and he tells David the girl was trying to hock the ring to buy a plane ticket home to Connecticut. David goes to the airport and retrieves the ring from the girl. He later finds her dead and discovers he has an assassin following him.
The murderer chases David through the narrow streets of the small village of Santa Cruz and tries to kill him in the church.
David escapes to the bell tower and the killer follows him, thinking he has him trapped.Digital Fortress is a techno-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published in by St.
The book explores the theme of government surveillance of electronically stored information on the private lives of citizens. J’Nel Stephens-Dantzler 3rd hour Monday August 29th, Digital Fortress by Dan Brown AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Segment One ~ Chapters Importance of Security “Only the NSA elite knew the truth—TRANSLTR was cracking .
Digital Fortress Themes Dan Brown This Study Guide consists of approximately 86 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Digital Fortress. Digital Fortress is a techno-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown.
Digital Fortress transports the reader deep within the most powerful. Digital Fortress starts as it means to go on, with two-dimensional characters in a whirlwind of mystery and action. The cast never evolves beyond cardboard cut-out level, but the plot does pick up through various levels of incredulity and intrigue to a climax that ends up shallow and disappointing, leaving the reader feeling cheap and cheated /5.
Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years. Dan Brown’s ability to paint in living color the gray area between personal freedom vs. national security is awesome.