The Quantum Spy: A Thriller, David Ignatius, W. W. Norton & Company.

David Ignatius, the Washington Post’s national security columnist, has written quite the spy novel whose backdrop is the ongoing war between the CIA and the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS). In this case MSS develops a mole in the CIA whose work involves funding contractors engaged in the development of quantum computers, a revolutionary computing technology. Thus the first nation that develops such a technology will truly become the sole global super-power.