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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.
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 16 hours ago by JUSTIN C DOZIER
First of all, I really liked this book. It was my Book Club selection for this month and was so much more fun than the dreary depressing literary fair we usually read. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Eileen Schuh
I've read every one of Dan Brown's books now. Just re-read this one and "Digital Fortress" for the 2nd time each. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Another Amazing exciting book by Dan Brown stayed up to 1:00 am To finish reading it.Published 3 days ago by Bruce Burkard
It is a page turner- but in my opinion too over the top- could never really suspend disbelievePublished 9 days ago by The Ton