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Deception Point [Kindle Edition]

Dan Brown
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When a new NASA satellite detects evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory...a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election.



With the Oval Office in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Arctic to verify the authenticity of the find. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel uncovers the unthinkable - evidence of scientific trickery - a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy...


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In the world of page-turning thrillers, Dan Brown holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. After his first book, Digital Fortress, almost passed me by, he wrote Angels and Demons, which was probably one of the half-dozen most exciting thrillers of last year. It is a pleasure to report that his new book lives up to his reputation as a writer whose research and talent make his stories exciting, believable, and just plain unputdownable.

The time is now and President Zachary Herney is facing a very tough re-election. 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. 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 re-election. It's tricky because Rachel is the daughter of his opponent. Rachel is thrilled to be on the team travelling 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, skulduggery, and nail-biting tension ensue. By the end of Deception Point, the reader will be much better informed about how the space program works and how politicians react to new information. Bring on the next Dan Brown thriller! --Otto Penzler, Amazon.com

Amazon Review

In the world of page-turning thrillers, Dan Brown holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. After his first book, Digital Fortress, almost passed me by, he wrote Angels and Demons, which was probably one of the half-dozen most exciting thrillers of last year. It is a pleasure to report that his new book lives up to his reputation as a writer whose research and talent make his stories exciting, believable, and just plain unputdownable.

The time is now and President Zachary Herney is facing a very tough re-election. 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. 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 re-election. It's tricky because Rachel is the daughter of his opponent. Rachel is thrilled to be on the team travelling 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, skulduggery, and nail-biting tension ensue. By the end of Deception Point, the reader will be much better informed about how the space program works and how politicians react to new information. Bring on the next Dan Brown thriller! --Otto Penzler, Amazon.com


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1791 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (14 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS42K
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (391 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,032 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England. Visit his UK website at www.danbrownofficial.co.uk.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Following the familiar Dan Brown relentless chasing formula, this book zips the reader through all 360 pages with ruthless vervour around some particular tight blind corners even by Mr Browns standards.
The story revolves around the events both political and personal surrounding the discovery of an alien meteorite, but even at the political level it's the personal characters that make this book an intense rush of a read.
I almost didn't order this book when I noticed it was billed as an American political thriller, but don't let that put you off its as accessible as Disney in summer and twice the fun.
This book is excellent.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deceived? Yes indeed. 11 April 2006
By SonicQuack VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Ok, to start with I belong to the Angels and Demons is better than The Davinci Code camp. You know where I stand. Deception point, is a clever, although formulaic thriller, deeply rooted in science-fact as per Brown's other work. This novel is an action packed story, full of twists and suspense that you'd probably expect. You'll be able to guess where the plot goes throughout the novel and turn your nose up and the pointless love interest, but there's still some very good suspense, and the predictability of the direction of the novel does not detract from it's overall impact. The final action scene was brilliantly choreographed, a masterpiece of cause and effect. Initally a "samey" feel, yet after a quarter of the book you'll be hooked and won't put it down until it's all over.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Read 17 Feb. 2006
Format:Paperback
I have just finished reading this book and I have to say that it just tops off all of Dan Brown's fantastic reads. I started off with the Da Vinci code to see what all the hype was about, loved every second of reading that book so decided to see if his others matched up, and boy to they ever! Reading the back of his other books I thought I wouldn't find them all that interesting (being an avid crime fiction reader) but I just couldn't put them down! I found myself walking along the street trying to read once I was off the train because it was so adictive! The twists and turns of this book made it a thoughroughly enjoyable read despite all the facts and figures thrown at you.
I could see all his books making it into films, Im not sure they would be able to capture the suspence and magic Dan Browns has done though. I cannot wait for another installment of one of his books!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read to say the least. 16 Jan. 2006
Format:Paperback
After reading Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code I was absolutely amazed, i enjoyed them so much and instantly went out to purchase Brown's other works. Deception Point has nothing to do with the Robert Langdon tales and it has a whole new concept.
This is not going to be a long ranting,analysing and critical review; just a few points. Read this book, it is written in a fantastic way, a cocktail of twists and leaving us on a knife edge. I must say at times the story seemed to be going a bit far and i began to think, ok this is not what i was hoping, i soon opened up my mind and realised that this is fiction, who cares whats realistic or belieavble. When i read a book i am looking for something that can take me away from every day life and transport me to a whole new world.I agree with there being a few pointless yet interesting scientific facts in there,
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all in all a great read, not worthy of five stars but get a copy and see what you think. I reckon it wont be long before somebody starts milking this for a film, if they do i hope they make it good.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 22 Oct. 2003
Format:Hardcover
I have been able to read this book while relaxing during a nile cruise (in Egypt). The fact that I was able to read it during such a cruise shows how the book can keep a firm grip on you.
Technically the book is not really believable and it is not much provocating either (do not expect things a-la early Crichton). The story has a nice tempo and keeps the reader attention till the end, which honestly surprised me. I did not really expect it.
The bad side is that more than half of the book is one day of action .... and this seems a little bit too much for a day.
In a nutshell, it is a good read ... as long as you do not like analysing the technical details. A good alternative to the not-so-good latest Crichton books.
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Dan Brown Read 27 Aug. 2004
By Scottish Dave VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
After being blown away by reading his fourth, and most recent, novel "The Da Vinci Code" I went back and read Brown's previous three novels. Although they don't quite read the heights of "The Da Vinci Code", all three are excellent reads.
"Deception Point" is Brown's third novel. This time there is no sign or Art History or Christianity to be found. The book is centred around an earth shattering discovery in the artic. But the discovery may not be quite what it seems and people will kill because of this.
Overall I found it an excellent 9/10 read. It had me gripped throughout the book. The characters were strong and there were plenty of twists throughout. In fact by about halfway through the book it almost turns into a "who done it" with you guessing (in my case unsuccessfully!" to the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A proven formula that keeps the reader entertained 30 Sept. 2006
By Darren Simons TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Deception Point tells the story of NASA's supposed life-altering discovery at the North Pole. Coming at the time of a Presidential Election, the President knows that the public will be suspicious of its authenticity. To handle this, he convinces several top independent scientists and experts (including Rachel Sexton, the estranged daughter of his Presidential rival) to verify it. When doubts surface to the authenticity, a fast-paced chase follows as it is realised that Sexton and the scientists know too much and can damage what has been found.

This is typical Dan Brown - fast paced adventure with more twists and turns than a year in the life of Eastenders. The twists are somewhat predictable but don't let that take away from the fact that this is an entertaining book. To me the test of how good a novel is tends to be how fast I read it... Deception Point was finished within 3 days. I was hooked!

To compare to Da Vinci Code, I'd say this story is less believable as the proportion of fiction to fact is higher than Da Vinci Code. However, the storyline is strong and easy to follow. My only criticism of this book would be having worked so hard on the storyline, Brown makes little effort to build the characters - the end chapter is a complete waste in my view!
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Typical Dan Brown. Gripping till the end, a very good read
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A great read. I chose this for my holiday read as it was the only Dan Brown book I hadn't read. Enjoyed it, plenty of twists in it, although a bit predictable at the end.
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