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The quantum spy : a thriller / David Ignatius.

The quantum spy : a thriller / David Ignatius.
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ISBN 9780393254150 (hardback)
Author Ignatius, David, 1950- author.
Title The quantum spy : a thriller / David Ignatius.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018]
©2018
Pagination etc. 323 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Subject United States Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction.
Quantum computers -- Fiction
Internet in espionage -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction).
Spy fiction.
Shelf Location F IGNA
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