For various reasons I haven’t read Dan Brown’s other works but a friend loaned me a copy of Digital Fortress after the Superbowl party and I finally got around to reading it. It’s a pretty good read, with short chapters that move quickly and good, believable character and plot development throughout.
The story starts with the discovery of an unbreakable code and the NSA’s hunt to find it before all of their code cracking abilities are rendered useless. From there it goes on a whirlwind trip through the NSA’s headquarters, Japan, and Spain. The book kept me engaged throughout and left me guessing until the end.