Double Vision: A Geeky Suspense Novel
by Randy Ingermanson
Kindle Edition: 643 pages
Publisher: DitDat, Inc.
THERE'S A CODE EVEN THE NSA CAN’T CRACK
But Dillon Richard can. Dillon is a straight-arrow genius with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s never told a lie. He’s never been kissed. And he’s never had a quantum computer for cracking codes. Until now.
In just a few days, Dillon will finish the software to crack the “unbreakable” code that banks and terrorists use to protect their most valuable secrets.
Everybody’s going to want a piece of Dillon. The Mafia. The NSA. And his two beautiful co-workers.
Who'll get him first?
ABOUT THE BOOK
Double Vision is a hilarious geeky suspense novel about a guy who has no idea how attractive he is to women. In fact, he has no idea how women think at all.
Dillon is terribly strait-laced, and he’s a bit shocked when he sees that his sexy co-worker Rachel doesn’t wear a bra. But he’s in for a bigger surprise when well-endowed Keryn shows him where she hid the quantum computer.
Dillon is just a wee bit opinionated, and he can’t say a word without offending somebody with his thoughts on science, religion, national security, and the burning question of whether the multiverse is real.
This is the second edition of Double Vision, thoroughly rewritten so that Dillon offends even more people than in the first edition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Randy Ingermanson holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UC Berkeley. For no logical reason, he likes making up absurd geeky suspense stories instead of doing real work. This is probably a serious character defect, so be sure to tell everyone that his books are filled with dangerous ideas and are unfit for nice people to read.
Randy lived in San Diego for 18 years working as a computational physicist and scientific software ninja. He is known as “the Snowflake Guy” by writers around the world in honor of his wildly popular fractal-inspired “Snowflake method” of writing a novel. Randy lives at an undisclosed location in the Pacific Northwest where he attends to the needs of three surly and demanding cats.
ABOUT QUANTUM COMPUTERS
Quantum computers are real, although they are not yet as powerful as the one in Double Vision. In 1994, mathematician Peter Shor published an efficient quantum algorithm for factoring integers. When quantum computers get powerful enough, this will make it possible to break the standard RSA encryption that is used to send information securely across the internet.
When that happens, “it” will hit the fan. Criminals will be able to intercept encrypted bank transfers. The NSA will be able to read the encrypted emails of terrorists and private citizens, (and it isn’t clear that the NSA knows the difference).
Fortunately, there is another code that is truly unbreakable — quantum encryption. This is a law of physics. God himself can’t break quantum encryption. And the good news is that you can buy quantum encryption now, although it’s pricey.
So one kind of quantum computer makes us less secure, but another kind makes us more secure. Vive la quantum mechanics!
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