The Quantum Spy

The Quantum Spy : A Thriller

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 575 pages
  • 145 x 218 x 30mm | 621g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1432845268
  • 9781432845261
  • 2,709,554

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A work for now and forever. A contemporary adversary: China. A contemporary problem: quantum computing. And the ageless battle of spy versus spy. Couldn't put it down.--Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA (2006-2009) and NSA (1999-2005)
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