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The time is now and President Zachary Herney is facing a very tough reelection. His opponent, Senator Sedgwick Sexton, is a powerful man with powerful friends and a mission: to reduce NASA's spending and move space exploration into the private sector. He has numerous supporters, including many beyond the businesses who will profit from this because of the embarrassment of 1996, when the Clinton administration was informed by NASA that proof existed of life on other planets. That information turned out to be premature, if not incorrect. (This story is true; I repeat, Dan Brown's research is very, very good.) The embattled president is assured that a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice will prove to have far-reaching implications on America's space program. The find, however, needs to be verified.
Enter Rachel Sexton, a gister for the National Reconnaissance Office. Gisters reduce complex reports into single-page briefs, and in this case the president needs that confirmation before he broadcasts to the nation, probably ensuring his reelection. It's tricky because Rachel is the daughter of his opponent. Rachel is thrilled to be on the team traveling to the Arctic circle. She is a realist about her father's politics and has little respect for his stand on NASA, but Senator Sexton cannot help but have a problem with her involvement.
Adventure, romance, murder, skullduggery, and nail-biting tension ensue. By the end of Deception Point, the reader will be much better informed about how our space program works and how our politicians react to new information. Bring on the next Dan Brown thriller! --Otto Penzler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Very intriguing! Unpredictable turns and twist. I could not put it down. Very enjoyable and lots of fun. Would highly recommend.Published 13 hours ago by Terry W Waddell
I like Dan Brown novels, but this one was boring. It is not his typical thriller novel, like The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, or The Last Symbol. Read morePublished 4 days ago by K.L. CocKayne
It was ok. The romance was predictable as soon as characters were introduced, but at least there was enough intrigue to keep me reading to the end.Published 5 days ago by Heather Appel-Bailey
Love the way that Dan writes. Have seen Tom Hank in several of the movies that are made from Dan's books. While I am reading I can hear Tom talking. So goodPublished 6 days ago by RhiannonBliss
Good read like all of DB's pass Novel. Waiting to see what any new novels will bring.Published 8 days ago by Jerome O. Schorr Jr.
My wife has been reading it and telling me the story as we walked outside for excise in the morning. The story is very interesting and exciting. Read morePublished 11 days ago by sheng tchou