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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 and, above all, uncertain. 

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.

©2018 David Ignatius (P)2017 Recorded Books, Inc.

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"A work for now and forever...the ageless battle of spy versus spy. Couldn't put it down." (Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA)

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  • Carôle
  • 09-06-19

I guess that I like ‘Happy Ever After’

This is a complex, intricate yet ultimately unsatisfying story. Well researched, highly educational and intriguing.

Notwithstanding all of the above, I didn’t enjoy the story. I didn’t like the outcome, I ultimately felt cheated. But as I cannot give spoilers, I cannot fully articulate my reasons. I feel like saying: “it’s not fair!”