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The quantum spy : a thriller

Author: David Ignatius
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spy stories
Suspense fiction
Spy fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ignatius
ISBN: 9780393254150 0393254151 9780393356243 9781432845261 1432845268 0393356248
OCLC Number: 985974585
Description: 323 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Ignatius.

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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 in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China? The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.

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