The Ambler Warning

Oooh, had a real page-turner these past few days. Actually took the train yesterday so I could finish it up. Robert Ludlum, The Ambler Warning. A spy-thriller, with lots of fun scenes in which the main character (who we believe is Harrison Ambler, but he is rather having a massive identity crisis) evades "security". There is also a zero-knowledge proof involved, but only named and vaguely defined, not exactly given. But still!

The only nagging thing is that Ludlum died in 2001, the book - apparently penned by a ghostwriter hired by the heirs of Ludlum on the basis of some papers left lying around - was published in 2005. But whatever. I wasn't reading for deep meaning, I was reading for fun.


Anonymous said...

i just finished this tonight. what do you mean by a zero-knowledge proof?

WiseWoman said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-knowledge_proof - demonstrating to someone that you have some particular knowledge without revealing what exactly it is that you have.