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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.
Thank you to all the readers for the heads-up. I was about to buy this book. I find Brown's writing poor, but then I'm an editor, but his stories are are reasonably good. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by C. King
Back-to-back thrills and chills and although I believed the protagonists would survive, I was not sure how and a bit surprised at the ending.Published 2 days ago by K. R. Moore
It been a learning and mystery adventure of another Dan Brown book.On to the next book of mystery and visionary movie of greatness.Published 4 days ago by stephen lacotta
I could not put this book down! Thrill then action, education then romance! Loved every minute of this book! Second favorite next to The Lost Symbol!!!Published 5 days ago by Serena
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 11 days ago by Flat Lander