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Deception Point

by Dan Brown

Washington Square Press | May 23, 2006 | Trade Paperback

Deception Point is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25.
When a new NASA satellite spots 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 Milne Ice Shelf 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.

But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

In his most thrilling novel to date, bestselling author Dan Brown transports readers from the ultrasecret National Reconnaissance Office to the towering ice shelves of the Arctic Circle, and back again to the hallways of power inside the West Wing. Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed thriller Angels & Demons, Brown has crafted another novel in which nothing is as it seems -- and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. Deception Point is pulse-pounding fiction at its best.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.2 in

Published: May 23, 2006

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743497465

ISBN - 13: 9780743497466

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Early Dan Brown After DaVinci, I bought everything Brown wrote. Although I didn't enjoy this early work as much as his Langdon books, it wasn't bad. If you're a fan, then it's a must read.
Date published: 2011-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book this was the first dan brown book I read, loved the intrigue and the suspense. I liked all the dan brown books. keeps you on the edge of your sit wandering what is going to happen next
Date published: 2009-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice Book!!! Very nice Book!!!
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it This is my personal favorite out of all the Dan Brown books i have read. I've read all but Angels and Demons. I recommend it to anyone that like Dan brown and to those that don't. i find his books are very easy to read and that it doesn't take much to get you into the book wanting to read more.
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal!! I thought it was better than the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons - Dan Brown is an amazing writer. You are missing out if you havent read this or any of his other books.
Date published: 2006-08-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An OK Read The newest Dan Brown novel is a good read for those looking for something to pass the time with. For fans of his other novels you won't be too disappointed with his new book. I was let down by this book though, because in my view, the basic plot behind the story and the characters in it resemble a copy and paste format from his other books. Though the ending is "surprising" it really shouldn't be, just read his last two books and you'll find out why.
Date published: 2006-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dan Brown Surprises Again Again, as in The Da Vinci Code, I was quite surprised with Dan Brown's ability to write a gripping page turner. I couldn't put this one down, either. Brilliant writing. The characters made me feel something, despisal and likeability, and they stuck with me long after I was finished reading. I was less personally invested with this one as it dealt a lot on the political side, which made for an interesting story, nonethless. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from more than i expected How can you top 'the da vinci code'? the answer is that you cant, But you can read this book and it is almost as good. it takes along time to get to the big secret but this book , like most of dan browns books, make you think "wow this could reallly happen!". he is such a great writer and he writes about things that potentially COULD happen but probably never will. The characters are all great and there are so many twists and turns it was just aweosme.
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great One By Dan Brown Another amazing novel written by dan brown. Every book that he's written you can see all the research that went into writing the book. Again, this book made you think it is really possible. Like all his other books the line of fiction and nonfiction is very blurred.
Date published: 2006-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn’t put this book down!!! In the Deception Point, a distinguishing male and female protagonist are placed by expert writer Dan Brown into a fast-paced, suspenseful and alarming plot as they struggle against forces that are seemingly all-powerful. My English teacher recommended this book to me and immediately I was hooked onto this book. Definitely a must read for anyone, even people who don’t like thrillers!
Date published: 2006-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I really liked this book. It was a really cool story. I love Dan Brown!
Date published: 2006-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great Dan Brown is amazing. His books blend so much of reality that you can believe they could happen. His books are fast pasted thrillers that will keep you glued until you reach the end. I would recommend any book by Dan Brown.
Date published: 2006-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow another book that tops the charts. I can not get enough of Dan Browns books. this is the 3rd book i read this month inluding angels& deamons and Da Vinci code . Amazing! the fast pased plot, the secrates and unbeliaveble Twists, this book will make you laugh, and make you jump. this is defenatly one of the top 10 on my list. read it i'll see what i mean.
Date published: 2006-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You should definitely give this one a chance... So you have read The Da Vinci Code and you want to read more of Dan Brown's books. Here is the deal with "Deception Point." Brown's style is to write good thrillers that make you not want to put the books down, and this is definitely the case (in my opinion) with "Deception Point." However, unlike "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons," this one centres more around scientific and political plot-lines that do not appeal to all audiences. Religion seems to be more accessible to more people, which is why those other novels are a bit better, but this one is definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read, definitly a Dan Brown Book Deception Point is a highly witty and suspenseful thriller filled with cliffhangers and very in-depth characters. Brown blends state-of-the-art technologies along with a sky-gazer's imagination to create this highly enjoyable masterpiece. Deception Point educates while entertaining all the way through by highlighting on American politics, NASA space missions, marine biology, and the cold-hearted means that people in a position of power will make to meet their ends. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of Dan Brown books (The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Digital Fortress) and even if you aren't a fan I still recommend it! the end will blow your mind, a complete shocker. Enjoy!
Date published: 2006-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Formulaic, but great mind candy. Dan Brown has mastered a formula- a young male or female protagonist, who has a love interest, and they must travel to some exotic locale in order to defeat the villain, who represents an interntionally powerful institution (the Catholic Church, NASA, fill in the blank). If there is a female protagonist, there is a male father figure who winds up precipitating his own death because of his love for her. In Deception Point, this formula applies. It's a fun ride, but after reading 4 Dan Brown novels, it starts to feels as though one has read them all.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Really not that GREAT. I was pretty satisfied with The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, so I decided to buy this book too. But I was not satisfied with it at all, to me Dan Brown uses the same formula in all his books and this book could personally only keep me interest for so long...Borrow it from the library if you really want to read it.
Date published: 2006-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Magnificent Novel The story starts out interesting and builds up suspence until you find yourself reading at every oppertunity you get! Dan Brown blends the perfect amount of thrilling action and interesting facts to create a spectacular novel! I enjoyed Deception Point more than Da Vinci Code, if you love conspiracies, politics, action and suspence, this is the perfect novel for you!
Date published: 2006-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining but flawed Ok, I finally read a book by the biggest thriller writter of the 21st Century! and it was entertaining but some of the technologies he claims are true simply don't exist. Most of the advanced technologies he refers to only exist as powerpoint presentations being used by some ambitious engineers to justify increases to programing budgets. The technology is simply not as advanced as Dan Brown would have you think. I also found some of the scenerios beyond reality, the action while non-stop is a little to over the top for my taste. All my complaints aside though, it is an entertaining way to spend time on the beach or plane. If you like this type of thriller but want something a little more grounded in reality, I highly recommend Tourist in the Yucatan a thriller set in the ancient cities of the New World.
Date published: 2005-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bone Chilling Yes i said it, this book is bone chilling, spine tinggling and toe curling experience! Very original, funny, exciting and leave you wanting more! This book in two words is like drop zone ! You get that nervous feeling right from the begining than when you get to the top you know that the best is to come and when you drop, you feel such a rush you loose your breath! After when you get off, you can't stop talking about it! That is exactly what this book is about! It IS drop zone!
Date published: 2005-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deception Point Another wonderful Dan Brown novel. This one started off slower than Angels and Demons and the DaVinci code, but ended with a bang. As with the others, this would make a great movie. I love Dan Brown.
Date published: 2005-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING This book was truly amazing, my favorite of all time. It's very shocking the way it is writen, never know what's going to happen till the very end thanks to all the twists and turns that make this book fantastic!!
Date published: 2005-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! This book is definitely a must read! Not only was it hard to put down, but it was very interesting with compelling factoids and exciting twists in the story line.
Date published: 2005-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I do not read often because most books are to boring to read on. this book on the other hand was amazing every page you read something new and intresting happens. this book was excellent.
Date published: 2004-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspenseful Thriller I read this book after reading Dan Brown's masterpieces: Angels&Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Although it cannot compare to these amazing works, this book is still a very entertaining modern thriller that will please space fans and zoology fans alike. I had a hard time putting down this incredibly well researched and thought-out book. It is definitely better than 90% of books out there.
Date published: 2003-08-17

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Deception Point

by Dan Brown

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.2 in

Published: May 23, 2006

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743497465

ISBN - 13: 9780743497466

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Chapter 1 Toulos Restaurant, adjacent to Capitol Hill, boasts a politically incorrect menu of baby veal and horse carpaccio, making it an ironic hotspot for the quintessential Washingtonian power breakfast. This morning Toulos was busy -- a cacophony of clanking silverware, espresso machines, and cellphone conversations. The maitre d'' was sneaking a sip of his morning Bloody Mary when the woman entered. He turned with a practiced smile. "Good morning," he said. "May I help you?" The woman was attractive, in her mid-thirties, wearing gray, pleated flannel pants, conservative flats, and an ivory Laura Ashley blouse. Her posture was straight -- chin raised ever so slightly -- not arrogant, just strong. The woman''s hair was light brown and fashioned in Washington''s most popular style -- the "anchorwoman" -- a lush feathering, curled under at the shoulders...long enough to be sexy, but short enough to remind you she was probably smarter than you. "I''m a little late," the woman said, her voice unassuming. "I have a breakfast meeting with Senator Sexton." The maitre d'' felt an unexpected tingle of nerves. Senator Sedgewick Sexton. The senator was a regular here and currently one of the country''s most famous men. Last week, having swept all twelve Republican primaries on Super Tuesday, the senator was virtually guaranteed his party''s nomination for President of the United States. Many believed the senator had a superb chance of stealing the White House from the embattled Presi
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When a new NASA satellite spots 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 Milne Ice Shelf 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.

But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

In his most thrilling novel to date, bestselling author Dan Brown transports readers from the ultrasecret National Reconnaissance Office to the towering ice shelves of the Arctic Circle, and back again to the hallways of power inside the West Wing. Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed thriller Angels & Demons, Brown has crafted another novel in which nothing is as it seems -- and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. Deception Point is pulse-pounding fiction at its best.

About the Author

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of two previous novels, Digital Fortress and Angels & Demons. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he teaches English and creative writing. He lives in New England with his wife.

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