During the reading of this book, I just couldn't stop wondering if these jerks were actually the real people who actually run the NSA. If the answer was yes, then our USofA would definitely in big trouble. The author had inevitablely gave me an impression that the whole NSA scenes inside out were just so obviously fake, since he could only imagine the tight security for entry, but once got in, he just could not provide us with more realistic pictures, so he just failed to visualize correctly and to deliver. So, what we got here from him were couple of very unprofessional, sexual harassing jerk like Hale, an egghead nerd, a very unconvincing IQ170 woman, her multi-lingualled sweetheart, an old, stress sticken No.2 guy, a steel-rimmed killer, plus several security guards outside the NSA building. Putting a Japanese American as some kind traitor, doing some personal vandetta to NSA and its personnel is still a legacy of the pathetic American syndrome orginated and still die-hard from WWII--the Asian Americans simply would not be accepted completely as other racial Americans, so, guilty until proven innocent; put them in concentration camp before they become the snitches, informers, or traitors--the (Japanese)American, even he had passed the security check to be qualified as an NSA employee, but he's doomed to be unstable, untrustworthy and would inevitablely became a traitor and sold his 'Digital Fortress' to his Japanese folks in Japan. This is a disgusting logic that made me appreciate more to the "Mercury Rising" movie. At least there were only real Americans being betrayed and killed, and all the Japanese people in that movie were just purely innocent, big dollar-spending tourists.