The Quantum Spy

  • by David Ignatius
  • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
  • 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The race to build the first quantum computer heats up in the newest high-tech spy thriller from best-selling author David Ignatius.
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' 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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Quiet genius

The book is nominally a spy thriller but , like ale Carre, the author uses the genre to explore issues of ambiguity and morality, contrasted with the black and white world of sociopathic neoliberals. The fact that the main protagonist walks away in the end may signal that the CIA and government is too far gone for redemption.0
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- Michael Burton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books