On the back of Digital Fortress the following is written,
''''DIGITAL FORTRESS When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, it calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher. 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 complex that if released would cripple U.S. intelligence''''.
It sounds good but this book fails on so many levels. The CIA is as usual depicted as a bunch of incompetent fools. We are asked to suspend all belief as alarms go off in a high security compound and are never answered, it is just a silly book and a terrible disappointment.