Mass Market Paperbound
752 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.5 in
April 1, 2006
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.
Read from the Book
Chapter 1Toulos 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 President next fal
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.
"A master of smart thrills."