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Deception Point

by Dan Brown

April 1, 2006 | Mass Market Paperbound

Deception Point is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
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 impending 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 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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 752 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.5 in

Published: April 1, 2006

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416524800

ISBN - 13: 9781416524809

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated out of 5 by from Excelent !,this book was interesting , full of back stabbing and all the good ingredients for a well written thriller ... loved it
Date published: 2012-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't stop reading! Dan Brown keeps surprising me. After reading The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and The Lost Symbol, I was afraid this book wouldn't be as good without Robert Langdon as the protagonist. Was I ever wrong! I finished the book last night around 3 am because I couldn't go to bed before I knew how it ended. It starts a bit slow but it picks up around halfway through the book just like his other novels. I love how you learn stuff throughout the book without losing interest, the thrill is never ending! I'm now going to pick up the only book I haven't read by Dan Brown, Digital Fortress, and I can't wait for his next!! I recommend it to anyone who read and liked any of Dan Brown's novels.
Date published: 2010-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Political Thriller This was a great book about what leaders would do to win votes, another fast paced book by dan brown great job!
Date published: 2010-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okay maybe I found it a bit slow and too technical. The story does take off at about half way through the book. Personally, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demonds had more interesting story line. Do not know if I would recomend this book unless you are a NASA freak. I do not however regret reading it.
Date published: 2009-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eyebrow Raiser Spectacular to read. The plots and events were creative and well thought out. I even reread it a couple times.
Date published: 2008-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deception Point This book was awesome, I couldn't out it down. I think anyone who enjoys Dan Brown would love Deception Point!
Date published: 2008-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Wow...The main character of this novel should have been dead about 10 times. Dan Brown always picks the most interesting topics, includes lots of danger, mystery and even a touch of romance. Again, where can a woman find a real man like this in real life...but in a book. A great read, especially for Dan Brown fans. I still enjoyed this book more than 'The Da Vinci Code.'
Date published: 2008-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One for your home library From the moment I started to read this story I was captured by the storyline and was unable to put it down. Each chapter was small so I kept saying I will wait to the next chapter, then the next one, then the next. I highly recommend this book even for the busybody who doesn't have time to sit down and enjoy a good book. The characters were interesting and the story is believable.
Date published: 2008-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Entertaining Dan Brown did an excellent job with this novel. He has an amazing way of weaving fact with fiction, especially in this book. I think this is an excellent book that keeps you hooked to the end. It is a little bit too suspenseful at the beginning, but it turns out great. Once you get around 70 pages in, the story becomes incredible. You'll always be telling yourself "Woah! I didn't expect that!" as you are reading it. This book was really cool. If you like this type of book, check out matt reilly and read these three:
Date published: 2007-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast plot This thriller is so intense, has so many twists and turns, is packed with fast moving plots, visual descriptions and a bit of romance it is almost impossible to put it down. This novel is an outstanding read.
Date published: 2007-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from a bit boooorring!!! The plot, characters, etc. are simply boring. The worst parts of the book are the first 36-40 chapters. But the storyline does improve. Both ‘the Da Vinci Code’, ‘Angels & Demons’ (respectively) are better. Sadly, the least boring thing about this book is the info about NASA; I understand that “all technologies described in this novel exist.” Even though, I do not regret reading ‘Deception Point’, I would never recommend it.
Date published: 2007-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Decent Book This book starts off rather slow. I didn't find myself wanting to read it very often. I had to force myself to sit down and crack it open. But once I got about half way through, the book started to get very interesting. Dan Brown does an excellent job of lacing fact with fiction. Average book.
Date published: 2007-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book Very well written and believable spy-like story. Fast paced with lots of action and no boring bits. It was like watching a film unfold in my head! Highly recommended if you like action/spy/high tech movies.
Date published: 2006-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stretch of the imagination Dan Brown's book about the intruige revolving around a NASA discovery in the far North commands the reader's attention from its very beginning! One finds oneself swept into a magnificent story that seems to begin when NASA finds a rock, that appears to contain evidence of life from a distant planet , buried in an Arctic glacier. NASA officials allow the President of the United States to tell the public about NASA's discovery just in time to save the president's failing attempt to be re-elected. But is this relic from outer space real or is it a forgery concocted to make the public believe that NASA is still an American hero and not just a has-been project and burden to the nation's finances. The reader is kept guessing until almost the end of the book, never really knowing which character is truly innocent and who is has masterminded the deception. This book is fascinating, too, in that it makes the reader ask important questions about US national priorities and humanity's respect for the environment and, in fact, the universe, versus private industry's quest for big money. The book holds out splendidly until the very end when the heroin and her companions experience some action that requires the reader to reach out and embrace the completely impossible! The fantastic conclusion to the adventure lived through by the heroin comes close to ruining the power of the book but if you're into American action film type antics, this will be the ending for you!
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrill-seekers Delight Dan Brown writes with such conviction that it never ceases to amaze me. When I was reading this book I felt like I was right there in the book along with the heroes/heroin trying to escape from the dire situations. This book is absolutely amazing and if you are looking for page after page thrills; a book that makes you want to stay up way past your bedtime then I recommend this book to you.
Date published: 2006-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book I wanted to read more Dan Brown books so I thought that I would try this one. Was it sure a page turner. I couldn't put it down once I started the book. I sure hope he writes more of this caliber. Additionally, I thought the technology described in this book was awesome and makes you think because apparently it's supposed to be existing today!!! A great read!
Date published: 2006-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable read I loved this book. Dan Brown's writing style keeps the reader engaged in the story. I had a hard time putting the book down. The story line in this book is very different from The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, however, the story was still as fast paced. This book is worth a read.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooooooo Good I thought this book was excellent. It was as good or maybe better than the da vinci code. It doesn't take off as fast, but when it does you'll find yourself flipping pages faster and faster.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A true Decpetion If you pick this up thinking that it might be as good or better then the Da Vinici code or Angels and Demons you'll be absolutly and utterly wrong. I'm not saying that its a "bad" book, there are a few events that spark interests in even the most seasoned reader but the plot does need to be worked on and the characteres better developed. It also doesn't really seem the "thrill" all that much either but nontheless if you've got nothing better to do but look up at your ceiling i suggest you pick this book up.
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Thriller I enjoyed it every bit as much as the DaVinci Code.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book A must read. An excellent thriller.
Date published: 2006-05-13

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Deception Point

by Dan Brown

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 752 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.5 in

Published: April 1, 2006

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416524800

ISBN - 13: 9781416524809

About the Book

In this riveting thriller by the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Da Vinci Code," a team of scientists uncovers a vicious, high-ranking conspiracy that may lead all the way to the White House. Now in a premium edition.

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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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From the Publisher

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 impending 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 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.

About the Author

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of two previous novels, Digital Fortress and Angels & Demons. He lives in New England with his wife. Visit the author''s Web site at www.danbrown.com.

Editorial Reviews

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