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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.
This is the third Dan Brown book I've read, the other two being Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.
I did enjoy the separate plots connecting together in the end, but the shallow characters were too predictable and boring to read.
I found this book very hard to put down fast pace and interesting plot twists kept me guessing till the very end.
Great book. If you've read his others but not this one... not sure what you're waiting for.Published 3 days ago by Imperator
Too many suspension of belief moments. I would say it was just too Hollywood for my liking. Had good stuff that just got overshadowed by ridiculous things like elite social forces... Read morePublished 8 days ago by pooples
Enjoyed it up until the Goya/Triton event. From Goya/Triton to the end Dan Brown must have been tired of the whole thing because it turned from a very interesting well told story... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Cou
This isn't going to win a Pulitzer prize but I would heartily recommend it as an "airplane book" as it is a "page turner" that keeps your attention.Published 19 days ago by Daniel L. Anderson
A departure from the usual Dan Brown historical thriller, but also well researched with great details. A very good story that is well told.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer