qFord's The Cipher is a thrill-a-minute ride. A very cool read.q--David Baldacci You think your emails are private? Your credit card number is secure? That stock trades, government secrets, and nuclear codes are safe? ...th1nk aga1n. Robert aSmilesa Smylie is not a genius. He feels like heas surrounded by them, though, from his software mogul dad to his brainy girlfriend to his oddball neighbor Ben, a math prodigy. When Ben cracks an ancient, real-life riddle central to modern data encryption systems, he suddenly holds the power to unlock every electronic secret in the worldaand Smiles finally has a chance to prove his own worth. Smiles hatches a plan to protect Ben from the government agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on his discovery. But as he races from a Connecticut casino to the streets of Boston, enlisting the help of an alluring girl, Smiles comes to realize the most explosive secrets donat lie between the covers of Benas notebookatheyare buried in his own past. Eerily close to reality and full of shocking twists, this techno-thriller reveals how easily the private can become public, and just how dangerous it can be to encrypt our personal histories.How she taught himto make daiquiris (virgin for him, double rumfor her) inthe summer whenhe was little.How ... Her password wasRSJR (i.e., Robbie Smylie Junior), and Melanie went heartbroken all over atthethought of Smilesa#39;s ... Rosea#39;s email address, she wentto Yahooathescreen distressingly joyful and tidy, advertising a movie called Pantson Fireaand plugged aroseyrose65a into the Yahoo ID box.
|Author||:||John C. Ford|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2015-02-24|