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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.
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Not as much suspense as I had hoped for. Overly predicable and transparent. Great potential poorly executed! Sorry for the lost time.Published 5 days ago by Gary Johnson
This is a great book about our government in Washington DC. I contains alot of drama and espionage. It is thrilling and hard to put down.Published 7 days ago by Duane
Okay read for vacation, but not my favorite Dan Brown book. I found the main characters to be a bit unrealistic;they were slow witted considering their asserted credentials,... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jennifer
I really enjoyed this book. I had read both "Angels & Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code," and found this novel to be a welcome departure from religion. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Autum Phillips
This is a great suspense book. The plot is full of surprises,narrow escapes .super descriptions of the surroundings. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Hattie O.
I have a collection of Dan Brown's. This is the 3rd one that I've read after Inferno and Angels and Demons. I am really a big fan of him. Read morePublished 15 days ago by gwendolynstar
Great, amazing, breathtaken book to read as all of authors' books published. Highly recommend to any one who likes smooth going book to readPublished 17 days ago by Serdark