The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius

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The Quantum Spy Read Online Free - A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb; whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption and break any code in existence. The winner of the race to build the world’s first quantum machine will attain global dominance for generations to come. The question is, who will cross the finish line first: the U.S. or China?

In this gripping cyber thriller, the United States’ top-secret quantum research labs are compromised by a suspected Chinese informant, inciting a mole hunt of history-altering proportions. CIA officer Harris Chang leads the charge, pursuing his target from the towering cityscape of Singapore to the lush hills of the Pacific Northwest, the mountains of Mexico, and beyond. The investigation is obsessive, destructive, and—above all—uncertain. Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? The answer forces Chang to question everything he thought he knew about loyalty, morality, and the primacy of truth.

Grounded in the real-world technological arms race, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat and mouse cloaked in an exhilarating and visionary thriller.

Title : The Quantum Spy
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ISBN : 0393254151
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


L.A. rated it ★★★★★

December 22, 2017

Potent combination of tech and global politics, along with the personal evolution of thoughtful patriot Harris Chang make this thriller well worth reading. Recommended.

Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

June 29, 2017

I remember a year or so ago when Justin Trudeau was asked a snarky question about quantum computing, and proceeded to explain it in language we could understand…and the whole concept of things being two things at once kind of blew my mind. “Things can be in two places at once. The coin is both he...

Donna rated it ★★★★★

November 11, 2017

“America is a country where race matters. The more people say they are, what, color-blind, the more it is a lie.” David Ignatius writes gripping spy fiction, and this is his best work. The basis of this one is the longstanding intelligence war between the CIA and its Chinese counterpart; the story...

Nooilforpacifists rated it ★★★☆☆

December 21, 2017

I got the feeling something was missing. Not the plot—if anything, it was over complicated. Not the bows to today’s dog whistles—a product of Ignatius, an ex (maybe current) WaPo Op-Ed writer on defense matters. The characters seemed cardboard. Where was the elan of a Ross Thomas, never mind a Wi...

Michael rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 16, 2017

I eagerly awaited the release of David Ignatius' latest, 'The Quantum Spy', and I now feel my eagerness was wasted. Ignatius, who has penned some of my favorite spy novels and is well-regarded for not only his writing chops but also his deep knowledge of foreign affairs and the CIA, has delivered...

Hpnyknits rated it ★★★☆☆

November 17, 2017

All the ingredients of a spy novel but maybe not the right amounts? It has terrific social commentary on what is wrong with American society these days, and an interesting premise, but it didn’t gel for me. Parts of the book were suspenseful, and parts kept you guessing who is who, but it’s not J...

Kate rated it ★★★☆☆

February 13, 2018

3.5. It had the bones of a very good thriller----political intrigue, CIA spies, and quantum computers. But everything was very straightforward. I kept waiting for double crossing or tricks or even cool gadgets-something! But it was like we think this person is the double agent. And the next page...

Meredith rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

4.5 stars. An inserting character driven story with a philosophical ending. A general description of the plot is a battle between two spy masters (CIA vs. China's Ministry of Intelligence) in the hunt for a mole. The story is much more complex and layered as the author strips away the notion of g...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2018

Assuming the author has deep insights into CIA operations, the book describes an investigation in detail dealing with a Quantum computer system . The effects on the “operators” portrays the pressures these people go through in the quagmire of espionage. In layman’s term for me it was a good read...

Dan'l rated it ★★★☆☆

February 26, 2018

Combination technothriller and spy thriller. Like many a spy thriller, _The Quantum Spy_ is basically about a game of chess between two spymasters, John Vandel (DDO for the CIA) and Li Zian (head of China's Ministry of State Security). And, like a technothriller, it has a technological Maguffin wh...

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