Although the beginning of this book
is too long, and the story drags, about halfway through Singer's novel it becomes a true thriller. The plot takes numerous twists, so the reader won't know who's good and who's bad until the very end. Some of the mathematical jargon is puzzling and may be overwhelming for readers.
When bounty hunter
Clark Shealy comes into contact with Professor Dagan, he doesn't realize how much his life will change. Dagan has developed an algorithm that will make all security encryption obsolete. And there's no agency -- domestic or foreign -- that doesn't want to get its hands on the formula at any cost.
The results of this one meeting leave an impact that will be felt over many years and will affect countless people, including three law students who might be in way over their heads. (WATERBROOK, May, 352 pp., $13.99)