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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.
Not even close to being as good as his other books. No more than a typical Washington story that uses the presidency's as a topic.Published 4 hours ago by fred holman
Breathless construction of the story, but quite a few improbable coincidences.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great, fast pace, thriller. Typical of Brown. It also gets a bit wordy on technical details...also typical of Brown and the only reason not getting 5 stars. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great read!!! A real page turner that captivates you from the beginning, and doesn't let you go until you read the EpilogPublished 12 days ago by DeJohn
Could not suspend my disbelief as to how the main characters resolved their situations. Too fantastic.Published 17 days ago by qwerty
I am a fan of Dan Brown novels. He chooses interesting subjects, developes great characters and uses factual information to make the stories very believeable; however, Mr. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Jest Donahue
I have to say I enjoted Da Vinci and Angels ... a lot. This book is much more of a Stephen King type novel. Read morePublished 22 days ago by John Mathon