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The Resource Decoded : a novel, by Mai Jia

Decoded : a novel, by Mai Jia

Label
Decoded : a novel
Title
Decoded
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Mai Jia
Creator
Contributor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals the story of Rong Jinzhwen, one of the greatest code-breakers in the world. A semi-autistic mathematical genius with a past shrouded in mystery, Jinzhen is abducted and recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple', the most difficult code in history. Who is the mastermind behind the code? Why has Rong been chosen? Who can he really trust? His attempt to solve this enigma leads to him becoming China's greatest and most celebrated code-breaker - until he makes a mistake. Then bigins his descent through the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology into madness. Brilliantly combining the mystery and tension of a spy thriller with the psychological nuance of an intimate character study and the magical qualities of a Chinese fable, Decoded discovers in cryptography the key to the human heart. Both a riveting mystery and a metaphysical examination of the mind of an inspired genius, it is the first novel to be published in English by one of China's greatest and most popular contemporary writers
Member of
Summary
"Translated from Chinese, this best-selling literary thriller describes a top secret counterespionage and code breaking unit that recruits an autistic math genius who discovers his former teacher and best friend is working for the enemy."
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262466
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jia, Mai
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Milburn, Olivia
  • Payne, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cryptography
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Decoded : a novel, by Mai Jia
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052742192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781846148194
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Decoded : a novel, by Mai Jia
Publication
Note
Translated from the Chinese
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052742192
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781846148194
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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