If ever you need a few million pounds from the bank, read how England's world-famous folk hero lives on in the computer age. A brilliant Oxford mathematician Jonathan Hood, for obvious reasons known as Robin, sets out to prove to the world's banking community that its encryption security systems are vulnerable to attack. An intriguing tale of computer warfare waged against corruption has an unexpected twist in the tail.
The two men sat on the veranda, sipping their root beer, as they often did after a hard day in the fields. Both were secretly wondering how many more of these evenings they would have together. Not that either of them did much labouring these days, but they had a huge area of land to plant and harvest and supervise between them, and a workforce of several hundred to organise.
The welfare of these people was...