The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius

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Read The Quantum Spy 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...

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...

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...

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...

H.W. rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

In THE QUANTUM SPY, the CIA and Chinese intelligence agencies duel one another in a high-stakes match as they pursue research secrets surrounding quantum computing. Whichever country is first to harness that technology will possess unimaginable power, a sort of information processing equivalent o...

RSC rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2017

A Must-Read Very few authors can successfully take us into the nexus of technology and spy v. spy tradecraft. Either one or the other subject is usually given short shrift. Not this time - this book is meticulous in its research and it’s portrayal of a case officer’s “down the rabbit hole” world i...

Dan rated it ★★★★☆

December 30, 2017

This espionage thriller ticks all the right boxes for me in that it is written by a Washington Post columnist I admire, deals with a particularly interesting area of physics/technology, and is recommended (on the back cover) by two former CIA directors, NSA director, Secretary of Defense, and CNN...

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