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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.
It is a page turner- but in my opinion too over the top- could never really suspend disbelievePublished 4 days ago by The Ton
I have written few reviews. But when I read a stinker like this, I feel a duty to warn others. Though well written, the whole premise is worse than an old 50's sci-fi. Read morePublished 13 days ago by George W
Good read my husband is blind so I am always looking for good audio books.Published 18 days ago by Bonita R. Mitchell
Read title of this post, I don't read much but when I do I prefer Dan Brown books. The endPublished 18 days ago by B Swize
Although I find Dan Brown’s books, and the films of the books, quite formulaic I always wind up reading them because the first few pages grip my attention and the plot is cleverly... Read morePublished 18 days ago by PFID