Deception Point Author:Dan Brown A shocking scientific discovery. — A conspiracy of staggering brilliance. — A thriller unlike any you've ever read.... — When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory -- a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impendin... more »g presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery -- a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before she can warn the President, Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins. Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape, their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.« less
After reading Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code, I was expecting something different, and this book was a disappointment. Too much technological ramblings just seemed to override the action and political intrigue. Not a favorite.
Thought provoking book--made me think about a meteorite landing on Earth and what that would mean for the human species. Well researched and of course, the "suprise" person at the end blew me away! Dan Brown always does that!
Exciting political mystery. Each time I thought I knew who the "bad" guy was, I was surprised to find I was mistaken. Great thriller, kept me on my toes, causing me to keep turning the pages to find out what was next!
What a marvelous book. I put it up against books written by Vince Flynn (who I consider my favorite author). Even when I thought I had figured it out, Brown throws a curve ball that caught me totally off guard. This is a book that you won't be able to put down.
Dan Brown is a very good story teller. I don't know how much of the science he describes is based in truth, but it was fun to suspend belief for a while and get into this action packed thriller. I like the strong female characters he writes as well. The lead character finds strength she never knew she had.
When the pick story twist was coming, I thought for sure I had it pegged and had I been right I told myself I would not like the book, but I wasn't right. He really got me.
This is a great read...I was put off at first by the size of the novel (over 700 pgs), but it turns out, the plot is so interesting and so well written that it was really a fast read. There is non-stop action on multiple fronts, the characters are well developed and "likable"and Dan Brown is an exceptional story teller. I highly recommend this book.