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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.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I got a used copy of Deception Point by Dan Brown at a fund-raising. This is not like his "De Vinci Code" or "Angels and Demons" that I enjoyed very much, but still... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Flat Lander
Dan Brown always delivers! Outstanding story. Kept me on the edge of my seat! Again, a most awesome novel! Wow!Published 5 days ago by James
I've not read much by Dan Brown but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Very fast paced, complex but not so much to make you scratch your head. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Timothy Sharp
This was a great read. Outside Dan Brown's more well known genre, I wasn't sure what to expect. This is a very compelling read that I couldn't put down. I recommend highlyPublished 12 days ago by Kathy Konieczka
Sent quickly. It had a black check mark on the pages which makes me question if it was new.Published 13 days ago by carkathy
Brown's BEST novel, by far. I thought it had a perfect blend of science and technology, action and thrill, and also the human element.Published 22 days ago by JUSTIN C DOZIER