After detective Gideon Malcolm lost his brother, FBI Agent Rafe Malcolm, in a major screw-up caused by the Secret Service he's determined to find out why his brother was shot. Barred of information about the ongoing investigations he follows the only lead he's got: Lionel, a small light selling drugs on the streets but Lionel is shot, other leads are shot as soon as he finds them, helping hands are killed and what's left is a blank business card with a red sign on it: The Aleph, the sign of infinity.
Searching for the truth he's chased by the NSA, Israelis and an obscure cult calling themselves the New Pythagorean Order, led by Dr. Julia Zimmerman, a mathematical genius, driven to find God in algorithms, gathering the computational equivalent of the atomic bomb for other forces.
A self developed entity spread in million programs in million computer systems the Deadalus is supposed to bring the entity together.
I don't say the book is a waste of time but I clearly missed any excitement. The author, not very eloquent in wording, bombards the reader over pages with highly mathematical phrases which bored the heck out of me. I couldn't find much highlights either but clearly liked the whole idea of the book.