Deception Point
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 deadly 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.(back cover)

Deception Point Details

TitleDeception Point
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 1st, 2002
PublisherPocket Books
ISBN-139780671027384
Rating
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Novels, Science Fiction, Action

Deception Point Review

  • Madeline
    January 1, 1970
    This was read at the tail-end of my brief Dan Brown phase (let he who has never enjoyed an airport-bookstore novel cast the first stone), and by this point I was getting a little tired of Brown's storytelling formula. And by "formula", I really mean "formula". Here it is:How To Make A Guaranteed Bestseller in Fifteen Minutes or Less-1 intelligent, bookishly handsome man who in no way is supposed to be Dan Brown of course not why do you ask-1 really intelligent, preferably foreign woman who has This was read at the tail-end of my brief Dan Brown phase (let he who has never enjoyed an airport-bookstore novel cast the first stone), and by this point I was getting a little tired of Brown's storytelling formula. And by "formula", I really mean "formula". Here it is:How To Make A Guaranteed Bestseller in Fifteen Minutes or Less-1 intelligent, bookishly handsome man who in no way is supposed to be Dan Brown of course not why do you ask-1 really intelligent, preferably foreign woman who has an IQ of like a billion but the important thing is she is hot and has very low standards as far as men go (see protagonist)-5 exotic locations, more if you prefer-25 full pages of technical/historical/whatever background information that serves only to show the audience how goddamn smart the author is-3 conspiracy theories found after 5-minute Google search-8 death-defying situations and improbable escapes-1 villain of cartoon-level evilness-3 OMG SO SCANDOLOUS revelations that will ROCK THE FUCKING WORLDBlend until well combined (or not so well combined, whatever) bake at 350 degrees until it can be adapted for the screen in five minutes or less, serve hot to adoring public on plates made of $100 bills.
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  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    The formula is pretty simple:Big Mystery + Male Protagonist + Female Protagonist + Code to Solve + OMG TRAITOR WITH TWISTED MOTIVES = Best Selling Novel.And it's worked, so I guess we can't hate on him too much. There are people who swear his books are the best thing they've ever read -- I certainly wouldn't say that. But they are successful and I have to confess, even I like them, and when it comes to books I am Picky with a most definite capital P.Digital Fortress is the first one I've reread The formula is pretty simple:Big Mystery + Male Protagonist + Female Protagonist + Code to Solve + OMG TRAITOR WITH TWISTED MOTIVES = Best Selling Novel.And it's worked, so I guess we can't hate on him too much. There are people who swear his books are the best thing they've ever read -- I certainly wouldn't say that. But they are successful and I have to confess, even I like them, and when it comes to books I am Picky with a most definite capital P.Digital Fortress is the first one I've reread -- I read it yesterday. Coming straight from that into Deception Point, I've noticed very quickly that Dan Brown recycles description/emotional response."Although she had practically lived in Crypto since its completion three years ago, the sight of it still amazed her. The main room..." - Digital Fortress"As Rachel made her way into the maze of bustling corridors beyond, she was amazed that even after six years she was still daunted by the collosal scope of this operation. The agency..." - Deception Point"Susan waited for the punchline, but it never came." - Digital Fortress"Rachel waited for the punchline. It never came." - Deception PointAll his characters might as well be the same people -- David Becker (Digitial Fortress) might as well be Robert Langdon (Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code) -- ordinary people caught up in higher things, in over his head and things somehow work out fine. Susan Fletcher (Digital Fortress) is, like Rachel Sexton (Deception Point) a professional woman, pretty, the best in her field, similarly in over her head and somehow coming out okay.Also, the infodumps get terribly annoying. A brief bit of dialogue and then an absolute shedload of explanation. Another characteristic of Dan Brown's novels -- all very formulaic, as I said.But hey, it's a formula that works.
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  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    January 1, 1970
    Deception Point, Dan BrownDeception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown.A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find.عنوانها: Deception Point, Dan BrownDeception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown.A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find.عنوانها: نقطه فریب؛ تزویر؛ حقیقت یخی؛ تزویر؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ تاریخ خوانش: روز بیست و ششم ماه می سال 2009 میلادیعنوان: نقطه فریب؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: نوشین ریشهری؛ تهران، نگارینه، 1384، در 256 ؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ شابک: 9647533756؛ چاپ دیگر: 1388، در 440 ص؛ شابک: 9789647533751؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20 معنوان: حقیقت یخی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: ندا شادنظر؛ تهران، افراز، 1388؛ در 485 ص، چاپ دوم 1388؛ شابک: 9789642837069؛چاپ چهارم: تهران، افراز، 1396؛ در 505 ص؛ شابک: 9789642837069؛ ترجمه از متن ایتالیائی با عنوانLa verità del ghiaccioعنوان: تزویر؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: عمید حقیقت جو؛ تهران، معین، 1389، در 518 ص؛ شابک: 9789641650294؛داستانی تخیلی از دسیسه های «ناسا»، در میان یخهای قطب است. «دن براون» این اثر را در سال 2001 میلادی منتشر کردند، البته به گیرائی رمان «راز داوینچی» نگارنده نیست، ولی خوانش این رمان نیز هیجان انگیز است. رمان «نقطه ی فریب» اثر «دن براون»، با ترجمه ی سرکار خانم «نوشین ریشهری» را، انتشارات «نگارینه»، و همین رمان را با عنوان «تزویر»، و با ترجمه ی جناب «عمید حقیقت جو» انتشارات «معین»، و با عنوان «حقیقت یخی» با ترجمه ی سرکار خانم «ندا شادنظر» را انتشارات «افراز» منتشر کرده اند. ا. شربیانی
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  • Alejandro
    January 1, 1970
    I liked a lot this novel! NASA AND MY PERSONAL ADMIRATION FOR THAT INSTITUTION In my mind, the men and women of NASA are history's modern pioneers. They attempt the impossible, accept failure, and then back to the drawing board while the rest of us stand back and criticize. Back then in 2009, I found this novel by chance or fate.By then, I already knew who Dan Brown was (it's not like I was living in cave, hehehe) but I still have to read his way popular books with the character of Robert I liked a lot this novel! NASA AND MY PERSONAL ADMIRATION FOR THAT INSTITUTION In my mind, the men and women of NASA are history's modern pioneers. They attempt the impossible, accept failure, and then back to the drawing board while the rest of us stand back and criticize. Back then in 2009, I found this novel by chance or fate.By then, I already knew who Dan Brown was (it's not like I was living in cave, hehehe) but I still have to read his way popular books with the character of Robert Langdon. (While I already watched the two film adaptations done so far)However, I found interesting to read this book since I noticed that the story involved NASA.I am a huge fan of NASA, maybe an indirect result of being a fan of Star Trek, I don´t know, maybe even it can be due to being even before fan of Lost in Space and Space: 1999. The main point is that I admire a lot to NASA.And I am still a great fan of anything related with NASA.In fact, one of my fondest memories is when finally I was able to visit the Kennedy Space Center. And even bought a jacket of those (green-like with NASA and Space Shuttle patches) the astronauts wear when they aren't using, well... space suits! :P ALIEN LIFE BUT NOT YOUR TYPICAL GREEN MEN There's just no substitute for the truth. Here, you will find a very good story about the possibility of finding alien life. But maybe not in the way that you were expecting. But a more realistic scientific approach. I liked a lot the way of how Dan Brown proposed his idea of the finding of alien life, since it can be easily the way as it will happen in real life. ANYTHING THAT NEEDS MONEY FUNDING, EXPECTS RESULTS Anyone who said power was not addictive had never really experienced it. I think that a proof of how good is this book (at least to me) is that it's a real dark story, full of dangers and deceptions (it's on the title!) related to NASA and since I admire the institution but the story is presented in such smart and plausible way that I could embrace the tale with open mind, understanding the intended bottom line in the book. Since after all, one thing is any organization and its inspiring goals, and other the people which manage it, that after all, they are just human beings.This book is written in way that if you are fan of Michael Crichton books, you will like this one too. It has a narrative style so engaging that I enjoyed a lot the reading experience.The writing style of Dan Brown is fantastic and I enjoyed the whole experience of reading the book, even more since in some novels you have a very good main plot but some dull secondary plot and/or scenes that you feel "dragged" when you have to read those chapters, but in my personal experience with the novel, I enjoyed to read the whole book with all its plots.If you like techno-thrillers, NASA-related novels and/or Dan Browns books, certainly you will enjoy to pick this novel.Highly recommended.
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  • İntellecta
    January 1, 1970
    In this work, Dan Brown made the book more interesting because he kept a light on a different direction. Our world is already ruled in the shadow of political games. The realities know they can only read between the lines.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    January 1, 1970
    Deception Point, Dan BrownDeception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown. A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find. Deception Point, Dan BrownDeception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown. A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find.عنوانها: نقطه فریب؛ تزویر؛ حقیقت یخی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ تاریخ خوانش: بیست و پنجم ماه جولای سال 2010 میلادیعنوان: نقطه فریب؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: نوشین ریشهری؛ تهران، نگارینه، 1384، در 256 ؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ شابک: 9647533756؛ چاپ دیگر: 1388، در 440 ص؛ شابک: 9789647533751؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20 معنوان: حقیقت یخی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: ندا شادنظر؛ تهران، افراز، 1388؛ در 485 ص، چاپ دوم 1388؛ شابک: 9789642837069؛چاپ چهارم: تهران، افراز، 1396؛ در 505 ص؛ شابک: 9789642837069؛ ترجمه از متن ایتالیائی با عنوانLa verità del ghiaccioعنوان: تزویر؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: عمید حقیقت جو؛ تهران، معین، 1389، در 518 ص؛ شابک: 9789641650294؛داستانی تخیلی از دسیسه های ناسا، در میان یخهای قطب، دن براون این اثر را در سال 2001 میلادی منتشر کرده، البته که به گیرائی راز داوینچی نیست، ولی هیجان دارد. رمان «نقطه ی فریب» نویسنده: «دن براون»؛ با ترجمه بانو: «نوشین ریشهری»؛ را انتشارات نگارینه، در سال 1384 هجری خورشیدی، و چاپ دوم آنرا در سال 1385 هجری خورشیدی، و چاپ سوم را در سال 1388 هجری خورشیدی؛ در 256 ص، منتشر کرده، همین رمان با عنوان: «تزویر» و با ترجمه ی جناب: «مهدی حقیقت جو»، در 518 ص، را نیز انتشارات معین در سال 1389 هجری خورشیدی منتشر کرده است. و با عنوان: «حقیقت یخی»، با ترجمه بانو: ندا شادنظر، در 485 ص، در سال 1388، در انتشارات افراز، منتشر شده است. ا. شربیانی
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  • Parker
    January 1, 1970
    My aunt gave this to me to read..I of course hate Dan Brown but I figure it'd be fast and I could thank her for it, mention some interesting tidbits that are no doubt sprinkled throughout the book for idiots, and feel good about family duty. There is not one paragraph that is close to some acceptable literary decency. In 2 pages he found it ok to mention coffee 5 times. No, not fun tidbits about the history of coffee but just as action filler: 'blah blah blah,' he said while he stirred his My aunt gave this to me to read..I of course hate Dan Brown but I figure it'd be fast and I could thank her for it, mention some interesting tidbits that are no doubt sprinkled throughout the book for idiots, and feel good about family duty. There is not one paragraph that is close to some acceptable literary decency. In 2 pages he found it ok to mention coffee 5 times. No, not fun tidbits about the history of coffee but just as action filler: 'blah blah blah,' he said while he stirred his coffee. Multiply that by 5 (some instance of someone using, gasp, cream, or sugar) and 2 minutes have been sucked from your life. And you will feel it. Unless you're an idiot. I admit I stopped at page 140. It was a marathon of elementary torture. I started it one night and ended it the same. I didn't read 140 pages because I was thrilled, I read it because it took that long for Dan Brown to get to the premise of the effing book. And that isn't even that interesting. Enjoy, idiots.
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  • Alex Duncan
    January 1, 1970
    The good 'ole days of Dan Brown, that's for sure. This is by far his best book in my opinion. The book is readable and lacks the self-indulgence seen with so many other authors and so many other Dan Brown books!
  • Dennis
    January 1, 1970
    My favorite Dan Brown novel.Just like his Robert Langdon series this is sometimes a little silly but, like the better Langdon novels, it's also a lot of page-turning fun.It's about NASA's discovery of a meteorite in the Arctic ice which seems to contain evidence of extraterrestrial life. This would be a huge success for NASA after years of failure.It also comes at a time of presidential election and with the current President and his challenger Senator Sexton having different stances as to what My favorite Dan Brown novel.Just like his Robert Langdon series this is sometimes a little silly but, like the better Langdon novels, it's also a lot of page-turning fun.It's about NASA's discovery of a meteorite in the Arctic ice which seems to contain evidence of extraterrestrial life. This would be a huge success for NASA after years of failure.It also comes at a time of presidential election and with the current President and his challenger Senator Sexton having different stances as to what to do with NASA.The discovery of the meteorite therefore becomes part of political powerplay in Washington and Sexton's daughter who's working for the NRO gets caught up in it.She's sent to the Arctic along with oceanographer Michael Tolland and some other scientists and, suffice it to say, things do not go as planned and soon people are either running for their lives or searching for the truth or both.The themes of that story are much more appealing to me compared to the other Dan Brown novels I've read. And this makes me much more willing to give him a pass for some of his cheap tricks and the odd scene that requires the suspending of disbelief.4.5 starsI had a lot of fun with this book and in fact do still rank it among my favorites.
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  • Kezzy Sparks
    January 1, 1970
    Very good and engaging, because it's by Dan Brown, but not as great as Inferno or The Daily Vince Code. Actual rating 3.8
  • Sofia
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book by Dan Brown that I have read (the other two being The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons) and I think by now it's safe to say that I don't like him as an author. This book, like the others, reads too much like a Hollywood script for me (in fact I can totally see this being made into a movie). It's not necessarily a bad thing I guess, just not to my personal taste. Also, if you've read other books by him you'll know what to expect: a male and a female protagonist, a This is the third book by Dan Brown that I have read (the other two being The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons) and I think by now it's safe to say that I don't like him as an author. This book, like the others, reads too much like a Hollywood script for me (in fact I can totally see this being made into a movie). It's not necessarily a bad thing I guess, just not to my personal taste. Also, if you've read other books by him you'll know what to expect: a male and a female protagonist, a mystery, lots of conspiracy theories, dangerous situations to survive miraculously from, and a twist at the end. This time though, we are not dealing with religious sects but with the NASA, the CIA and the government.Like I said, this formula isn't necessarily a bad thing, and I'm guessing Dan Brown fans will like this book. But I must admit I found it a little boring and predictable, so I can't recommend it.
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  • Luís C.
    January 1, 1970
    In times of presidential elections ethics are helpless, and are employed, all the tricks and gags to manipulate the elections. Senator Sexton uses NASA itself as a weapon to denigrate the president's image, since in recent years the word NASA seemed to have disappeared from newspapers and news in general. Investments, however, were exorbitant. The Senator had not even realized that this argument was a kind of hook that would catch him by the mouth.Rachel Sexton is an attractive woman and In times of presidential elections ethics are helpless, and are employed, all the tricks and gags to manipulate the elections. Senator Sexton uses NASA itself as a weapon to denigrate the president's image, since in recent years the word NASA seemed to have disappeared from newspapers and news in general. Investments, however, were exorbitant. The Senator had not even realized that this argument was a kind of hook that would catch him by the mouth.Rachel Sexton is an attractive woman and specialist in the Secret Service. She works for the White House and is curiously the daughter of the man, Senator Sedgewick Sexton, who yearns to dethrone the current president. The relationship between father and daughter was never the best, infidelity to Mrs. Sexton was successive. Mrs. Sexton's death on Thanksgiving, in a way, fueled Rachel's hatred of her father.An intimidated William Pickering, director of the NRO, warns Rachel of the urgency that the president himself has in talking to her. This emergency had taken the form of a PaveHawk MH-60G helicopter waiting for her on the lawn.It was in the privacy of Air Force One that Rachel has the first contact with the president. Zach Herney, seems to have no problem admitting that he intends to use Rachel as a catapult for a breakthrough that would once and for all bring down his own father.Has NASA finally made a discovery with such a scientific impact? Who pays for every dollar the Americans spent on space?Rachel had the primacy of being able to see with her own eyes, in the middle of winter, in the Arctic, what could make the American people reborn the pride for NASA, which Phoenix was born of ashes. A meteorite installed on the Milne Platform, a meteorite that housed fossils of creatures, isopods, never seen before on Earth, that is, true ETs.This discovery could not have come at a better time for the president, for NASA. But is not everything too good to be true? Is the meteorite real? Were not those fossils beneath the ground that Rachel's feet and all the earthlings trod? Has anything escaped all those scientists?As reality appears in the eyes of the characters in the book a Delta Force team tries to eliminate them, stifling the truth. But what's going on? Who is behind this farce? Of this conspiracy ??
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  • LENA TRAK
    January 1, 1970
    I love brown's writing style and I will always love it. I can't say I enjoyed this book... It took me a while to finish it...And I have to admit I skimmed through some of the pages around the middle of the book... I'm just not into all this political drama and NASA stuff.. To put it in a nutshell I wasn't really impressed by the storyline but like I said Dan Brown is an expert at what he does. He can even make a tedious story seem interesting..I prefer the Robert Langdon series and I would I love brown's writing style and I will always love it. I can't say I enjoyed this book... It took me a while to finish it...And I have to admit I skimmed through some of the pages around the middle of the book... I'm just not into all this political drama and NASA stuff.. To put it in a nutshell I wasn't really impressed by the storyline but like I said Dan Brown is an expert at what he does. He can even make a tedious story seem interesting..I prefer the Robert Langdon series and I would definitely recommend them to mystery lovers!
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  • Stefan Yates
    January 1, 1970
    Another fast-paced thriller dealing with the NSA from Dan Brown. I found this novel to be right on par with Digital Fortress and thought that it was a very well-written thriller. From start to finish Deception Point takes the ball and runs with it like any other Dan Brown thriller. I like that the plot moves around in scenery from the Arctic to Washington, DC and a few points in-between keeping the action flowing and the characters moving around instead of being static in one place. The Another fast-paced thriller dealing with the NSA from Dan Brown. I found this novel to be right on par with Digital Fortress and thought that it was a very well-written thriller. From start to finish Deception Point takes the ball and runs with it like any other Dan Brown thriller. I like that the plot moves around in scenery from the Arctic to Washington, DC and a few points in-between keeping the action flowing and the characters moving around instead of being static in one place. The characters are well written and believable and, in this book, Brown has written another very strong female lead character as he also did in Digital Fortress. I don't know why these two novels didn't get the press that the Robert Langdon novels did, perhaps it's because they deal with the NSA instead of having a religious based theme that stirs up controversy. Whatever the reason, if you enjoy Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels or are just a fan of a good thriller, I'd recommend giving Deception Point a chance.
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  • Katie.dorny
    January 1, 1970
    As a stand-alone Dan Brown book this one was interesting and did hold its own against Robert Langdon and his never ending series. 3.5 stars rounded down.Rachel Sexton handles data communications for national intelligence, her father is running for President against the corporation she helps run.A NASA discovery sets off a chain of events that rapidly spirals out of control.The book has a lot of technical jargon that made me switch off a little in the middle as my brain felt overwhelmed by the As a stand-alone Dan Brown book this one was interesting and did hold its own against Robert Langdon and his never ending series. 3.5 stars rounded down.Rachel Sexton handles data communications for national intelligence, her father is running for President against the corporation she helps run.A NASA discovery sets off a chain of events that rapidly spirals out of control.The book has a lot of technical jargon that made me switch off a little in the middle as my brain felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of it. The chapters are also set from different perspectives; this was enjoyable but sometimes chapters were a page long and the book seemed to be a bit haphazard at times.Overall this was an enjoyable read, the twist at the end I never guessed.. I was vilifying completely the wrong character! The end really saved the book in my opinion as all the ulterior motives came out that were so nuanced before you barely noticed.
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  • Piyangie
    January 1, 1970
    I am a loyal fan of Dan Brown and am proud to say that I have read all his books except for the Angels & Demons which I hope to read in the near future. My first read of his work was The Da Vinci Code and from that point there was no stopping of reading his works. Mr. Brown is an amazing story teller. In his books he combines actual historical incidents, historical institutions, secret societies that were and are in operation, secret government institution, agencies etc., with outstanding I am a loyal fan of Dan Brown and am proud to say that I have read all his books except for the Angels & Demons which I hope to read in the near future. My first read of his work was The Da Vinci Code and from that point there was no stopping of reading his works. Mr. Brown is an amazing story teller. In his books he combines actual historical incidents, historical institutions, secret societies that were and are in operation, secret government institution, agencies etc., with outstanding plot lines which give the stories an air of genuineness. My first reaction to Deception Point was that it has no codes! Dan Brown, the master of codes has indeed written a book without codes! Interesting!The book is woven around NASA’s discovery of a meteorite containing fossils claiming evidence of extraterrestrial life, the effect of this finding on U.S national space policy and future of NASA, the impending U.S presidential election, a daring scientific trickery and an astonishing deception. NASA discovers a meteorite which contains fossils that produces evidence of extraterrestrial life. On President’s instructions four expert civilian scientists, including the charismatic oceanographer Michael Tolland and White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton sets out to NASA finding site at Milne Ice Shelf in the Arctic to verify the authenticity of the NASA finding. The team unravels however that NASA’s claim is false and a disturbing deception has taken place. But before they can alert the relevant authorities, a mysterious team of assassins follow their trails with a fierce determination to kill. The events take place thereafter unfolds a thrilling story line and concludes with some shocking revelations. The book is quite informative with all research well done. The story line is thrilling. The female protagonist, Rachel Sexton was well portrayed to make her so believable. She is a woman with a strong mind yet she has her own fears which show that she is real, almost human. Her hatred towards her father given his history of infidelity which indirectly caused her mother’s death is almost natural. The male protagonist too has been given equal strength in the book which I found quite refreshing. I am always amazed by Mr. Brown’s ability to develop the characters so well that you feel they are so real and close to your heart. The book also subtly touches on political maneuverings to hold power/ to get in to power which is all too common anywhere in the world. However, I felt that although there were a female and a male protagonist, the other characters were also equally strong and because of that the strength attached to the main characters were quite diminished. And also the NASA finding and its deception and the political maneuvering described in the book although was meant as part of the story, I felt the political maneuvering part as a sub plot to the main story line which kind of hindered the smooth flow of the main story. But these minor blemishes did not stop me from enjoying this enthralling tale.All in all good research, good story line, fair character built and good suspense. Yet another interesting work by Dan Brown.
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  • Wei Cho
    January 1, 1970
    dear reader,My first Dan Brown novel. It kept me turning from page to page, thrilled by the action and fast paced plot. Lost by everything that was going on at once for more times I can care to count. Baffled at the new information the author was hurling at me all at once. Confused by the sudden and unexpected plot twists. And frustrated at the stupidity of human simpleness when reasoning possible motives for the death of their comrades or whatever.The twist and motives for the treason weren't dear reader,My first Dan Brown novel. It kept me turning from page to page, thrilled by the action and fast paced plot. Lost by everything that was going on at once for more times I can care to count. Baffled at the new information the author was hurling at me all at once. Confused by the sudden and unexpected plot twists. And frustrated at the stupidity of human simpleness when reasoning possible motives for the death of their comrades or whatever.The twist and motives for the treason weren't strong enough for me, and it lacked flow and intellect. The main character is female, strong, intelligent, beautiful, and rich (I didn't expected less from Mr. Brown). Anyway, typical super heroine from an action book. I wanted more than just thoughtless and senseless action from the book. I was expecting a cunning and deliberate plot twists that I didn't see coming, but I eventually settled with it, considering it brilliant, beyond amazingness. The book fell short from it. The dialogues are comical, but most of the times I found myself rolling my eyes to the "quirky" and "witty" comments of the characters. Please, nobody will ever say what you're saying, or joking the way you're joking!Anyway. I didn't feel the "deception" the book describes, I just felt sheer disappointment.happy reading,CS
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  • Katrina
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the few books I wanted to throw across the room. Especially when the protagonist starts tapping Morse code out on the iceberg to attract the patrolling nuclear submarine. Give me a break.
  • Nikil Kaz Poirot
    January 1, 1970
    Corporation + Political gameThe facts about the NASA and politics got me deep into this book.A informative read at the end of the year:)
  • Ivi
    January 1, 1970
    Loved it! 5 stars :)
  • Susy
    January 1, 1970
    5 starsA thrilling and gripping page turner with a lot of action and almost non stop tension, building up towards the end. I really liked the characters (view spoiler)[and was so afraid Corky would die on me lol (hide spoiler)] with the exception of Gabrielle. I found her to be quite gullible and annoying (view spoiler)[and although she redeemed herself at the end, it wasn't enough for me to like her (hide spoiler)]. Although it did cross my mind who the controller might be, I dismissed the idea 5 starsA thrilling and gripping page turner with a lot of action and almost non stop tension, building up towards the end. I really liked the characters (view spoiler)[and was so afraid Corky would die on me lol (hide spoiler)] with the exception of Gabrielle. I found her to be quite gullible and annoying (view spoiler)[and although she redeemed herself at the end, it wasn't enough for me to like her (hide spoiler)]. Although it did cross my mind who the controller might be, I dismissed the idea (view spoiler)[not wanting it to be him, which proves to me Brown did a good job in character building and getting me to connect with them (hide spoiler)]. I'm a slow reader but managed to read this book (close to 600 pages) in nearly a single day, I just couldn't put it down!
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  • Mike Padilla
    January 1, 1970
    So bad. I was annoyed that it took so long to reveal how bad of a book it was that I had to finish just to see where the lame plot twists ended up.It is just too far fetched. The Father Sexton character is not believable at all. No father would act like that. Dan Brown looked up a little science to base his book on but "Deception Point" is about logic and statistical accuracy which he didn't research at all. The holes in these scientists' logic made the book unreadable.
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  • Bithi
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book I have read from Dan Brown. I read The Da Vinci Code first. And, whoever read The Da Vinci Code would think this book does not measure up to the other book's penmanship.But, I liked this book. This book has the same breath-taking suspense that does not let readers put down the book until the mystery is solved.
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  • Vimal Thiagarajan
    January 1, 1970
    Ultra-Pacy and entertaining. An All-nighter after a really, really long time.
  • Salma Ibrahim
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good book. But it's too long in my opinion. I found myself bored or lost at times. But I think if you are interested in mystery/thriller novels you should try this book.
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    Ok I have read 4 of the 5 Dan Brown books and I have come up with a user friendly recipe that anyone can use to create their own pulp fiction Dan Brown creation.Add 1 strong, intelligent, attractive career woman.Add 1 semi-strong, (but not as strong as the woman) man, that is semi-sucessful in his chosen career path (but not as successful as the woman) attractive, sensitive and totally not threatened by the strong intelligent woman.Mix these two well but don't over mix because they will spend Ok I have read 4 of the 5 Dan Brown books and I have come up with a user friendly recipe that anyone can use to create their own pulp fiction Dan Brown creation.Add 1 strong, intelligent, attractive career woman.Add 1 semi-strong, (but not as strong as the woman) man, that is semi-sucessful in his chosen career path (but not as successful as the woman) attractive, sensitive and totally not threatened by the strong intelligent woman.Mix these two well but don't over mix because they will spend most of the book kinda liking each other, but not in a way that de-tracts from the main storyline even though its obvious that at the end they will end up in each other arms/beds, but not in a shades of grey kind of way.Add 2 strong older, successful authoritative men, that are firm but fair and take the strong intelligent woman seriously, mentor here but are protective because they:a. secretly love her or b. see her as a daughter replacement.Add a sprinkling of other characters that move the storyline along, add some comic value but you don't really have to invest much time or thought into.Add a large helping of historical/scientific facts that are inaccurate (or that sound pretty accurate to the non-educated reader) or have stolen from an already written, less reader friendly, non-fiction book that not many people know about or have read.Add a splash of professional killer/killers hunting down the main characters, but are obviously not professional enough to kill them off. Mix all ingredients together and select a couple of back drops that are slightly exotic and may help the tourism industry in this particular location. Cook ingredients for 400-600 pages with short chapters that move back and forth between scenes, ensuring the low attention span reader does not get too bored.Finally serve with a 'twist' that the evil person hunting them down/causing the drama is one of the old trusted guys that the strong woman trusted and is totally shocked and devastated but leaves no lasting or significant psychological impacts or male trust issues. Voila; you now have a big chunk of Dan Brown magic!
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  • Aneca
    January 1, 1970
    After I read The DaVinci Code, which I liked, and Angels and Demons, which I loved I put the other Dan Brown books on my wish list. I was recently sent this one as part of a bookring and decided to read it.Rachel Sexton works for the National Reconnaissance Office as an intelligence officer. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Her father's main offensive, and a very popular one, against the incumbent President is to attack the huge amount of NASA funding. After I read The DaVinci Code, which I liked, and Angels and Demons, which I loved I put the other Dan Brown books on my wish list. I was recently sent this one as part of a bookring and decided to read it.Rachel Sexton works for the National Reconnaissance Office as an intelligence officer. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Her father's main offensive, and a very popular one, against the incumbent President is to attack the huge amount of NASA funding. Rachel is barely on speaking terms with her father, believing him to be totally corrupt, but is still worried she is being used by the President when he asks her to verify an amazing find by NASA, a find which will settle the arguments about NASA funding for ever. Reluctantly agreeing to view the find Rachel is whisked off to the North Pole. What she finds once she gets there takes her breath away. However, she quickly learns that nothing is what it seems, and, with two civilian scientists, is soon fleeing for her life. Stranded on an ice berg they are rescued in the nick of time by a nuclear submarine, but once back in the US their attempts to expose the plot show them that they can trust absolutely no one... I ended up enjoying it but found that it lacked the fast pacing that the previous books had (especially Angels and Demons). Only the last third of the book equals them in the action department. Till then things happen but there's no sense of urgency wether in finding the clues or running away from the killers. The plot was nicely done, the find was surprising but I suppose one of the reasons I enjoyed the other books was because they dealt with historical people and monuments. Here it's meteorites and ocean life I don't find that as interesting. It's really me and not the book but sometimes a thriller is so nicely written that can sell me any subject, that was not the case here. Rachel and Tolland were really nice characters and as is usual in the Dan Brown books they give in to their attraction in the end.Grade: C+, entertaining but forgettable.
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  • LJ
    January 1, 1970
    DECEPTION POINT – VGBrown, Dan – 2nd book, Stand Alone Struggling to rebound from a series of embarrassing blunders that have jeopardized its political life at the start of this lively thriller, NASA makes an astounding discovery: there is a meteor embedded deep within the arctic ice. And it isn't just any meteor. Inside the huge rock, which crashed to earth in 1716, are fossils of giant insects proof of extraterrestrial life. Yet, given NASA's slipping reputation, the question arises: Is the DECEPTION POINT – VGBrown, Dan – 2nd book, Stand Alone Struggling to rebound from a series of embarrassing blunders that have jeopardized its political life at the start of this lively thriller, NASA makes an astounding discovery: there is a meteor embedded deep within the arctic ice. And it isn't just any meteor. Inside the huge rock, which crashed to earth in 1716, are fossils of giant insects proof of extraterrestrial life. Yet, given NASA's slipping reputation, the question arises: Is the meteor real or a fake? That uncertainty dogs NASA and its supporters in Brown's latest page-flipper, a finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue. Trying to determine the truth are intelligence agent Rachel Sexton and popular oceanographer Michael Tolland, both among the first to suspect something is amiss when the meteor is pulled from the ice. Their doubts quickly make them the targets of a mysterious death squad controlled by someone or something that doesn't want the public to hear the meteor may be a fraud. Together, Sexton and Tolland scramble across arctic glaciers, take refuge on ice floes, are rescued by a nuclear submarine, then find themselves trapped aboard a small research vessel off the coast of New Jersey. All the while, the nation's capital is buzzing as to whether NASA has engaged in deception. Or is NASA just a dupe for aerospace companies that have long wanted a bigger share of space contracts?A rip-roaring action thriller by the author of The Da Vinci Code. This is a stand-alone focused on a Presidential election, NASA and a remarkable discovery. Another non-stop ride.
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  • Mackenzie
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely wonderful. I'm saying that right at the beginning. I love this Dan Brown book so much to the point of fangirling. I think this is Mr. Brown at his best and perhaps his more underrated books out of everything he's published so far. I also have no idea why it's not being made into series. Perhaps that's a good thing because too much of a good thing can make the magic disappear, but I think I could live with one or two more Michael Tolland book. I give props for the shocking twist at the Absolutely wonderful. I'm saying that right at the beginning. I love this Dan Brown book so much to the point of fangirling. I think this is Mr. Brown at his best and perhaps his more underrated books out of everything he's published so far. I also have no idea why it's not being made into series. Perhaps that's a good thing because too much of a good thing can make the magic disappear, but I think I could live with one or two more Michael Tolland book. I give props for the shocking twist at the end. I did not see it coming. For sheer entertainment value, this book has it all. To be quiet honest, I didn't mind so much the issues the book discusse or did I particularly care about the degree of truthfulness that the "conspiracy theories" this book provided. As with all Dan Brown stories, suspension of disbelief is still required to read it but, the heck with that! It was so much fun to read, what with the gripping action that ran throughout the whole story. Actually this book had me at "NASA". (Apparently, I'm that much of a geek.) But then Rachel Sexton and Michael Tolland are such compelling characters as well. I was rooting for the both of them since page 1 and I wanted them not only to come out of this ordeal alive, but to have a happy ending. I was even in support of the romance that sparked between them, although I usually ignore the more lovey dovey parts in this genre. In this book, however, I thought their romance made sense.Simply put, best Dan Brown book so far. A genuine page-turner.Also: why is it not being made into a movie?
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  • Ashish Iyer
    January 1, 1970
    The Deception Point gives you a sneak preview of the inner political workings at play in Washington, its clandestine organizations, their actions and ensuing political ramifications. Privatization of space travel - which is now a reality - plays an integral part of the plot and in doing so, gives us an idea of political perspectives towards this development.I wonder how he could write such a minute level descriptions about all places. Really makes me go out there and see. And this time to the The Deception Point gives you a sneak preview of the inner political workings at play in Washington, its clandestine organizations, their actions and ensuing political ramifications. Privatization of space travel - which is now a reality - plays an integral part of the plot and in doing so, gives us an idea of political perspectives towards this development.I wonder how he could write such a minute level descriptions about all places. Really makes me go out there and see. And this time to the North Pole or Arctic ocean along with Washington D.C. Fast paced with lots of twists and turns and mind-boggling moments of uncertainty makes Dan Brown's books a must read.
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