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The time is now and President Zachary Herney is facing a very tough reelection. 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. (This story is true; I repeat, Dan Brown's research is very, very good.) 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 reelection. It's tricky because Rachel is the daughter of his opponent. Rachel is thrilled to be on the team traveling 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, skullduggery, and nail-biting tension ensue. By the end of Deception Point, the reader will be much better informed about how our space program works and how our politicians react to new information. Bring on the next Dan Brown thriller! --Otto Penzler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
When I read a Book it had better hold my attention or i put it down. This one I can't put down except when I fall asleep, BriliantPublished 4 months ago by David Lindsay
I wish this writer keeps on writing for a long time.
My best and my thanks.
Long life to Mister Brown.
A plot that is hard to follow and confusing even at the end. We are glad that the heroes survived situations that were completely implausible for survival.Published 13 months ago by Connie Blenkinsop
Dan Brown has become one of my favourite authurs. With a story they moves at a good pace, keeping you interested in the characters.Published 13 months ago by Workinonit
Great book but not his best work. The plot was great like his other work. I would recommend buying it.Published 18 months ago by Avishek
This book was at first a bit of a groaner for the way it seemed to have picked the persons to validate something for a failling president. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kim Seveny
Dan Brown's books anytime and up till now, subjects are so very interesting. Just love to read his books. Congratulations.Published 23 months ago by Eleanor Gauthier
I'll never torture myself again with a Dan Brown book after forcing myself to work through this turd. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2011 by McMalph