A superintendent need to be supervised
The youngest full professor at Georgetown University and a brilliant foreign-language specialist, he was practically a celebrity in the world of academia. Born with deictic memory and a love of languages, he’d mastered six Asian dialect as well as Spanish, French, and Italian. He was dark—a rugged, youthful thirty-five with sharp green eyes and a wit to match. Over six feet tall, made him good in squash. Susan’ boyfriend.
The head of cryptography division in NSA, smart woman has 170 IQ. She has delicate European features, soft brown eyes, slender and tall with full, firm breasts and perfectly flat abdomen. The one and only female in NSA. Becker’s girlfriend.
The fifty six years old deputy director of operations in NSA. Love his country so much. He was rangy, thick-fleshed man whose muted features somehow disguised his hard-nosed efficiency and demand for perfection. His grey eyes suggested a confidence and discretion born from experience.
Time: late 20th century
Place: The story happens in many places. Washington USA; Seville Spain; Japan
This book is kind of scifi--scientific fiction. The problem in this novel is answered by the story itself by the time. The reader just straight forward, is driven by the author in finding the solution of the problem.
The story started when a TRANSLTR, the highest tech computer in breaking any codes or any passwords, faces problem in a code. The unbreakable code is made by an ex-employee in NSA. NSA (National Security Agent) is very secret office in USA, works to keep the national security of USA. NSA consist of lots departments, TRANSLTR belongs to Cryptography Division, handled any matters about secret writing, any codes. At the next, the unbreakable code known as a computer virus.
This novel uses many difficult mathematics term, I know that many people do not care about the mathematical aspects of the book they just enjoyed reading it. I think it’s better to know about it merely in general, could help us to imagine clearly the subject matter