- Hardcover: 557 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books; 1st Atria Books Hardcover Ed edition (15 Sept. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743490304
- ISBN-13: 978-0743490306
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4.3 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (484 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,179,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Publishers Weekly An excellent thriller. A big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters. A finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue. Brown has done his research, folding in sophisticated scientific and military details that make his plot far more fulfilling than the norm.See all Product description
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DECEPTION POINT WAS BOUGHT FOR MY HUSBAND, WHO LOVES ALL THE DAN BROWN BOOKS. VERY QUICK DELIVERY OF THIS ITEM.Published 1 month ago by JAN
Arrived in time.
Story was good, kept us interested, good for a long car journey.
If you don't expect too much from Dan Brown you can usually sit back and enjoy the ride. Not this time. Huge plot holes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ox-ford-prefext
There is a real sense of danger as you read through the twists and turn's of this book. This not just in the storey, but also in the thought that the President of the United States... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mal