Diabolus: Thriller

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Die kryptographische Abteilung des US-Geheimdienstes NSA verfügt über einen geheimen Super-Computer, der in der Lage ist, innerhalb kürzester Zeit jeden Code (und somit jede verschlüsselte Botschaft) zu knacken. Der Rechner kommt zum Einsatz, wenn Terroristen, Drogenhändler und andere Kriminelle ihre Pläne mittels codierter Texte verschleiern und die Sicherheit der USA auf dem Spiel steht.

In der Vergangenheit konnten die Kryptographen täglich hunderte von Codes knacken - bis zu dem Tage, als Diabolus zum Einsatz kommt: Ein mysteriöses Programm, das den Super-Rechner offenbar überfordert. Der Entwickler des Programms droht, Diabolus der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich zu machen. Würde dieses Programm zum Verschlüsselungs-Standard werden, wäre der erfolgreichen Verbrechensbekämpfung der NSA über Nacht die Basis entzogen. Die Mitarbeiter des Geheimdienstes setzen alle Hebel in Bewegung, das drohende Desaster zu verhindern ...

Mit Diabolus schrieb Bestsellerautor Dan Brown einen spannenden Thriller, der in die Welt der Chiffren und Geheimcodes entführt.
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Bilbao, Spain
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
     As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
     Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
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Apr 8, 2013
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Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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