The NSA is an organization that holds data critical to the United States' operations. This was exposed in the Edward Snowden case and there seems to be another similar case becoming as popular if it is not contained. General Anders has the responsibility of keeping things under control and he is not taking this lightly as he wants everyone involved to be annihilated.
When General Theodore Anders of the NSA got the call in the early hours of the morning, it was treated as just an ordinary wake up call, that is, until his executive officer asked him to identify his access protocol. He never had to say this in the past but now he thinks something major was going on. As it turned out there was a data breach involving a contractor. However, the general was not overly concerned by the breach but wanted to know if the contractor had access to something much more secured. What was so secured that the General had to give out an order to kill first and asked questions later? The General sort the hacking skills of Evelyn Gallagher, an NSA network specialist to track down the perpetrators, however Evelyn being the inquisitive type, found herself being the main target after discovering certain discrepancies in the General's actions. Could Evelyn go down the road as the others – with the General’s directive shoot first then asked questions later?
One of the best books I've read on what goes on at the NSA. The buildup of the plot and the various scenes throughout the book keeps you connected. A must read book!
Knowledge is power…and they know everything.
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.
Evelyn Gallagher doesn’t care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA’s camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash.
But when Evelyn discovers the existence of an NSA program code-named God’s Eye, and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins: Delgado, a sadistic bomb maker and hacker; and Manus, a damaged giant of a man who until now has cared for nothing beyond protecting the director.
Within an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming, a global war is being fought—a war between those desperate to keep the state’s darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them. A war that Evelyn will need all her espionage training and savvy to survive. A war in which the director has the ultimate informational advantage: The God’s Eye View.