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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.

Topics: Canada, Washington, D.C., Exciting, Arctic Circle, Conspiracy, Arctic, Politics, American Government, Aliens, Geology, Survival, Presidents, NASA, and Gripping

Published: Atria Books on Dec 2, 2002
ISBN: 9780743475433
List price: $9.99
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Boring!! Didn't like it. Definitely not as good as Davinci Code or Angels and Demons. Truly a disappointment.read more
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A superb book, full of great ideas that is fast paced and twist and turns at every available moment. The book is well researched and therefore is almost believeable. However the major problem with the book is i am afraid Dan Brown. His writing style just plain annoys me, this reads like an unfinished movie script. If someone else had written this, it would be an epic, however with the authors style it is just plain average.read more
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Sadly, I really had a difficult time getting into this book. I struggled valiantly through the first roughly third of this book and then I couldn't take it anymore. I had decided to give up when my dog ate it!! Maybe it was a sign, I don't know.read more
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Another one of Brown's books-literary crack like all the others-completely without quality, but completely addictive anyways. Brown should stick to writing religious history fictions-his grasp of science isn't really strong enough for this kind of book. And, as always, he is hopeless at writing women. Has he ever met a woman?read more
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This book attached itself to me in a B+B in Wales (meaning that I picked it up from the books left by others, left it on the nightstand, and had it brought after me by another guest to the next B+B!). OK, I have to read it, it seems.It is a holiday read, I will probably not read it again. The story was interesting enough and kept me wanting to read on. But when I think back now (about three weeks after finishing) the characters are already receding into the woodwork. Peter Høeg has done it better, and with a higher re-read value.Oh, and I have to take care that my sister, a geophysicist, doesn't see this. She'd have a field day with it, having done seismologic work in the Arctic and Antarctic. But, as I said, it's a holiday read.read more
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I love Dan Brown. He is an excellent author, especially about military fiction and keeps you reading at a breakneck pace. Plan to read all of his books.read more
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I read The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons when they first came out and became popular. It had been so long since I had read anything by Dan Brown, I had forgotten how much I really enjoyed his writing. As I was reading this, it struck me on a few occasions how Brown's characters tend to be a little on the perfect side. Also, sometimes in his writing things happen a little bit too conveniently. For example, he will write himself into a major earth shattering experience, that you feel there is no way out of, and then something magically happens at the 11th hour. I fell in love with the character of Corky. He is just awkward enough, and has the right amount of sarcastic attitude to make him lovable. Brown really uses humor well to dispel the tension throughout the book. I love the short chapters throughout the book, and the quick switch between many characters, it makes for a fast read with lots of suspense- it was definitely a can't-put-down book for me. Maybe it's because I have read a few other Brown's novels in the past, but I found this one a little bit predictable. For example, I didn't have any trouble picking out the bad guy despite a few red herrings. I will have to say that I found it a little bit funny that the geologist that died in the prologue was in fact a CANADIAN geologist. I'm also very intrigued by the technology used in this book. It says in the beginning that much of it does exists, and it really added great detail to the story. Things like ice bullets and miniature flying robots that recharge themselves, are details that stuck with me and gave me a lot to think about. I can't wait to read another one of Dan Brown's books and definitely won't be so long before my next one. Next time I just hope to read one not set in such a cold setting, when it is already so cold and snowy here. :-)read more
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Okay, so I'd read The Da Vinci Code and liked it okay, and I read Angels and Demons and really liked it. I majored in Art History and Classical Civilization, so I dug discussion about art and ancient societies. I had no problem suspending disbelief for either of those books.Deception Point was no different. It's got an incredibly complex and entirely impossible plot, the characters aren't the sort of people I'd want anything to do with in real life - the Senator and his assistant were so cartoony that I almost got frustrated with them. Dan Brown also has this annoying habit of dragging you 1/3 of the way into the book before he tells you what's going on. I would have put the damn thing down if I hadn't thought "I've invested so much time into this book...I'm interested enough to continue even though I'm frustrated and frankly pissed off at the book." But...that's how Dan Brown keeps people reading, I guess.I did enjoy this book. I whipped through all 580+ pages in about three days. Like all of his books, they're excellent for people who want to read a little here, a little there. The story is engaging and the chapters are short, the story is complex but there aren't many characters, and it is easy to follow. Most of the characters are 2-d and predictable, but that just makes it easier to follow the intricate plot.read more
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The current president is down in the polls when a discovery in the Artic threatens to usurp his opponent's lead. Rachel Sexton uncovers a secret that could undo it all and ends up fighting for her life. Page-turning goodness from Dan Brown with action sequences unparalleled in modern literature.a great read and a slightly more advanced book. I recommend all of Dan Brown's other books.Intelligence Analyst Rachel Sexton, mid-thirties, single and working for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) is called to meet the President of the United Stated in a rather secret way. He sends her to the Arctic as part of a team of experts to confirm and authenticate the findings made by NASA deep within the ice core. This find is something NASA had needed desperately as the agency’s success rate on other fields had been less than positive and a funding crisis would have put other projects in jeopardy. A motley crew of academics had already been studying the finds and it is only hours before the President and NASA want to go public. But one of the scientists is startled by something he sees in the icy water and before he has a chance to tell the others, he is killed. And what the experts and scientist don’t realize is that their every move is monitored from a listening post miles away, secret agents who are not scared to kill in case the secrets of what is actually buried inside the ice becomes apparent. But it doesn’t take long for the remaining scientists to discover that something is not quite what it seems and when they are attacked they know their only chance of survival is to flee the eternal ice and try and make their way back to Washington DC as fast as they can to reveal the truth about the deception. Not knowing who to trust anymore, Rachel Sexton and two scientists who were the only surviving members of the team set off to save their own lives and battle their way back to make the truth known. Like all of Dan Brown’s books, this one starts with a prologue that introduces the reader to a small, if not always really gripping story. Then in the following chapters this prologue is ignored and you might wonder why Brown even bothered to start off the book this way. Fear not, when needed, the story will inevitably return to what was written at the beginning and becomes part of the explanation. Of course, there is another storyline in the book that I did not mention in my short summary of the book. The story takes place during the run up to the Presidential Elections and the President is running against none other than Rachel’s own father, Senator Sedgwick Sexton who has never made a big secret out of his dislike of NASA and would like to see it gone, or at least privatized. His life as well as some of the White House staff, battle it out on the campaign trail and as you can imagine, both storylines will collide at some point and the race towards a climactic ending of the book is only a matter of time. As with all characters that appear in Dan Brown’s novels, we do not find out much about them. All we know about Rachel Sexton is that she is highly intelligent (like virtually all of Brown’s heroines), estranged from her Senator father, and pulled into the intrigue and deception without really knowing what’s going on. Her male counterpart is Michael Tolland, a TV personality. We learn only a few things about their private lives, yet these two are drawn to each other from the moment they meet and the inevitable love story line is pre-programmed. As luck will have it Brown does not explore their blossoming relationship in too much detail. Most of the other characters, although somewhat important for the smooth continuation of the story, are not too memorable. I found that I neither cared nor felt I needed to care for any of them. If you are a fan of Dan Brown, you will know that he always centers his books around particular themes, the Holy Grail in The DaVinci Code, the Illuminati in Angels & Demons and Code Breaking in Digital Fortress. This book concentrates on NASA, military technology (that nobody is supposed to know exists) and political intrigue, all the hallmarks of a good thriller. But in my case, I found the book a little bit of a damp squib and although I read it all the way through, it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me. It could be that the subject matter was a little bit too ‘male’ for my liking. After all, not many women are that interested in political intrigue, space agencies and aliens. Despite its pink paperback cover, Deception Point might be more a book for the boys. But then again, this book really should have been right up my street. I used to love The X-Files and all the alien and paranormal cases Mulder and Scully had to solve. And when I first got into the story of Deception Point I thought to myself that the story would have made a good X-Files episode. Until I realized that most of what I read could have come out of one or more of their episodes. Some of the storyline in the book reminded me very much of a season finale/season opener of the X-Files when an apparent alien was found frozen in the Arctic ice (if I remember correctly). And of course, the two agents had to investigate strange things in the Arctic (or other really cold places) on more than one occasion. So nothing was really new in this book, only packaged in a slightly different way. Maybe that was one of the main reasons that I was not too keen on the book altogether. While it’s not a bad story and will keep you reading until the end, it’s not quite as gripping as it could have been. Now that I read all four of Dan Brown’s book I feel I can say that am able to predict the outcome of whatever his next book is about. Dan Brown uses a simple formulae and while I wasn’t bothered when reading the first two books, it became only too apparent where the story was heading and how to interpret what each character says or does. It somehow takes the fun out of finding out for yourself as you are only too aware how it will all end. I will have to switch off my brain before reading another Dan Brown book. All in all, I would recommend this book, but do not expect too much. The story is interesting but not really the page-turner it could have been. A light holiday read but nothing more. Review by: Njohnson This is a great book. however I feel that Dan Brown let me down this time. I love his other books, dont get me wrong i feel that this a top on my list but like i said it was a let down.read more
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I enjoyed this read a lot. It was a good thrilling story with many cliffhangers and I had a tough time putting this book down.read more
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I liked this thriller almost more than its more famous esoteric siblings. I liked the premise, the setting and the way the book was handled. Brown's probably stuck with ancient secret societies, dark religious sects and intriguing Renaissance artifacts buried in deep crypts for the rest of his career now. A pity - I wish he'd write more books like this one.read more
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One of his less known books, but it's actually a great thriller with some superb twists. Less formula and a great plot.read more
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The good news is that the story's resolution was not predictable; the bad news is that it seemed a bit too fantastic (i.e., an awful lot of work to get to a result that seemingly could have been accomplished with far less effort). Nevertheless, I really liked this book, in large part because it did not feel like a story that I'd read a thousand times before.read more
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A techno-thriller with political overtones by the author of "The Da Vinci Code", this is a well-paced and absorbing story about what happens when an Arctic research team discovers a frozen meteor in the Milne Ice Shelf that proves the existence of multicellular life elsewhere in the universe. Opposing political forces try to make their own use of the discovery, with the researchers caught in the crossfire. Dan Brown is still bound to his comfort zone of plot and character cliches, but it's a refreshing change from the religious and historical backgrounds of his Robert Langdon books.read more
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Not as good as Angels and Demons or DaVinci Code but definitely better than Digital Fortress. Sometimes predictable but still a thriller that keeps you reading. The heroine is not only beautiful and courageous but smart... props to Brown for always including smart women.read more
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Beautiful intelligence analyst discovers a fake meteorite, falls off a glacier only to be rescued by a US Navy sub, worries about bloodthirsty hammerhead sharks, and might topple a presidency, meanwhile finding a new love as a special ops Delta team tries to kill her.The second novel by Dan Brown is a much better effort than Digital Fortress. The plot runs along at breakneck pace, as it does in all of his novels, and the characters don’t do too many stupid things. Pick up this book if you need to kill a few hours.The mass-market paperback edition of this book is published by Pocket Books.read more
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This best of Dan Brown's books. It is a great page turner with many twists and turns, i really enjoyed the tense fast flying action of the book and it didn't take long to read! A great holiday book because it is very readable.read more
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Very fantastical. It was more of a government conspiracy novel cloaked in an environmental cover. Also very 'cliffhangy' in a bad way. The heroine "almost dies" several times. A writer shouldn't use this plot device more than twice in the same book.read more
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A good one by Dan Brown...nice and easy suspense book! He really is great at painting the surroundings. The picture always comes in loud and clear. You literally shivered with cold while reading the Arctic thriller.read more
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While not the best Dan Brown, it was an entertaining read as long as your expectations are not that high. I enjoyed the story and was interested in how it would play out, but it was ridiculously far fetched and lacked character development. Good beach or summer read.read more
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  Deception Point by Dan Brown is an amazing book. It is a thriller about congress and science fiction. It has many twists and turns that make you want to read more. Scientists are studying a meteorite they found buried in the Milne ice shelf, when they find NASA’s biggest discovery ever. Then the President of the United States announces NASA’s discovery to the world, but there is a secret. Rachel Sexton’s father is running for President of the United States. She and the scientists Corky Marsilon and Michael Tolland learn something no one is supposed to know. These three are on the run from unknown killers, and are trying to share their information with the President. As soon as you start reading this book you won’t put it down. Its action packed and makes you think. I would recommend this book to anyone. ryanread more
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mediocre. good for past time though.read more
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After I broke down and read DaVinci Code so I could participate in the never ending discussions at the time, I thought I would give him a fair shake and read all four of his books. Pretty much what I figured. Fine. Nothing special.read more
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Not bad. Dan Brown is good a keeping the reader interested in the story and definitely keeps turning the page. Not as good as Chrighton in the credibility aspect, but entertaining. This one is about a NASA fraud concerning a "found" meteor near the North pole. Not very credible.read more
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Set in Washington DC and the Arctic Ocean, this is another great adventure from Dan Brown. I liked the fact that the main character is a female!read more
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After being asked by the President of the United States to take on a secret mission, intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton joins a group of scientists in the Arctic to learn everything they can about the newest NASA discovery. Initially endorsing the find, this team of "experts" soon realize that something is not quite right. In the quest to find the truth, they are ambushed. We follow this dwindling team from the point of discovery to the final conclusion. The real mystery is in who did it and why, not what. This book had me guessing from the beginning about the why and who, and it kept me guessing till near the end. A surprising conclusion to that mystery leads to a humorous and very fun end.This book had me shocked, intrigued, worried, crying, and laughing out loud. This is a great mix for the mystery, romance and action buffs all alike. Overall a very good read that I would recommend.read more
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OK but not as good as A & Dread more
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Fast paced and fun. Action and intrigue starts on page one and continues to the end. There was quite a bit of telegraphing of what was coming next. You did need to think to catch it though not very hard. Fun book as long as you don't take it to seriously. The main charactors seem to constantly get into dangerous places, then getting out of them more often than not by concievable though almost impossible chance of events.read more
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plot is complicated and readers must be able to switch between the different scenes in different chapters. but worth a read, thrilling stuff.read more
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Boring!! Didn't like it. Definitely not as good as Davinci Code or Angels and Demons. Truly a disappointment.
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A superb book, full of great ideas that is fast paced and twist and turns at every available moment. The book is well researched and therefore is almost believeable. However the major problem with the book is i am afraid Dan Brown. His writing style just plain annoys me, this reads like an unfinished movie script. If someone else had written this, it would be an epic, however with the authors style it is just plain average.
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Sadly, I really had a difficult time getting into this book. I struggled valiantly through the first roughly third of this book and then I couldn't take it anymore. I had decided to give up when my dog ate it!! Maybe it was a sign, I don't know.
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Another one of Brown's books-literary crack like all the others-completely without quality, but completely addictive anyways. Brown should stick to writing religious history fictions-his grasp of science isn't really strong enough for this kind of book. And, as always, he is hopeless at writing women. Has he ever met a woman?
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This book attached itself to me in a B+B in Wales (meaning that I picked it up from the books left by others, left it on the nightstand, and had it brought after me by another guest to the next B+B!). OK, I have to read it, it seems.It is a holiday read, I will probably not read it again. The story was interesting enough and kept me wanting to read on. But when I think back now (about three weeks after finishing) the characters are already receding into the woodwork. Peter Høeg has done it better, and with a higher re-read value.Oh, and I have to take care that my sister, a geophysicist, doesn't see this. She'd have a field day with it, having done seismologic work in the Arctic and Antarctic. But, as I said, it's a holiday read.
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I love Dan Brown. He is an excellent author, especially about military fiction and keeps you reading at a breakneck pace. Plan to read all of his books.
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I read The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons when they first came out and became popular. It had been so long since I had read anything by Dan Brown, I had forgotten how much I really enjoyed his writing. As I was reading this, it struck me on a few occasions how Brown's characters tend to be a little on the perfect side. Also, sometimes in his writing things happen a little bit too conveniently. For example, he will write himself into a major earth shattering experience, that you feel there is no way out of, and then something magically happens at the 11th hour. I fell in love with the character of Corky. He is just awkward enough, and has the right amount of sarcastic attitude to make him lovable. Brown really uses humor well to dispel the tension throughout the book. I love the short chapters throughout the book, and the quick switch between many characters, it makes for a fast read with lots of suspense- it was definitely a can't-put-down book for me. Maybe it's because I have read a few other Brown's novels in the past, but I found this one a little bit predictable. For example, I didn't have any trouble picking out the bad guy despite a few red herrings. I will have to say that I found it a little bit funny that the geologist that died in the prologue was in fact a CANADIAN geologist. I'm also very intrigued by the technology used in this book. It says in the beginning that much of it does exists, and it really added great detail to the story. Things like ice bullets and miniature flying robots that recharge themselves, are details that stuck with me and gave me a lot to think about. I can't wait to read another one of Dan Brown's books and definitely won't be so long before my next one. Next time I just hope to read one not set in such a cold setting, when it is already so cold and snowy here. :-)
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Okay, so I'd read The Da Vinci Code and liked it okay, and I read Angels and Demons and really liked it. I majored in Art History and Classical Civilization, so I dug discussion about art and ancient societies. I had no problem suspending disbelief for either of those books.Deception Point was no different. It's got an incredibly complex and entirely impossible plot, the characters aren't the sort of people I'd want anything to do with in real life - the Senator and his assistant were so cartoony that I almost got frustrated with them. Dan Brown also has this annoying habit of dragging you 1/3 of the way into the book before he tells you what's going on. I would have put the damn thing down if I hadn't thought "I've invested so much time into this book...I'm interested enough to continue even though I'm frustrated and frankly pissed off at the book." But...that's how Dan Brown keeps people reading, I guess.I did enjoy this book. I whipped through all 580+ pages in about three days. Like all of his books, they're excellent for people who want to read a little here, a little there. The story is engaging and the chapters are short, the story is complex but there aren't many characters, and it is easy to follow. Most of the characters are 2-d and predictable, but that just makes it easier to follow the intricate plot.
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The current president is down in the polls when a discovery in the Artic threatens to usurp his opponent's lead. Rachel Sexton uncovers a secret that could undo it all and ends up fighting for her life. Page-turning goodness from Dan Brown with action sequences unparalleled in modern literature.a great read and a slightly more advanced book. I recommend all of Dan Brown's other books.Intelligence Analyst Rachel Sexton, mid-thirties, single and working for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) is called to meet the President of the United Stated in a rather secret way. He sends her to the Arctic as part of a team of experts to confirm and authenticate the findings made by NASA deep within the ice core. This find is something NASA had needed desperately as the agency’s success rate on other fields had been less than positive and a funding crisis would have put other projects in jeopardy. A motley crew of academics had already been studying the finds and it is only hours before the President and NASA want to go public. But one of the scientists is startled by something he sees in the icy water and before he has a chance to tell the others, he is killed. And what the experts and scientist don’t realize is that their every move is monitored from a listening post miles away, secret agents who are not scared to kill in case the secrets of what is actually buried inside the ice becomes apparent. But it doesn’t take long for the remaining scientists to discover that something is not quite what it seems and when they are attacked they know their only chance of survival is to flee the eternal ice and try and make their way back to Washington DC as fast as they can to reveal the truth about the deception. Not knowing who to trust anymore, Rachel Sexton and two scientists who were the only surviving members of the team set off to save their own lives and battle their way back to make the truth known. Like all of Dan Brown’s books, this one starts with a prologue that introduces the reader to a small, if not always really gripping story. Then in the following chapters this prologue is ignored and you might wonder why Brown even bothered to start off the book this way. Fear not, when needed, the story will inevitably return to what was written at the beginning and becomes part of the explanation. Of course, there is another storyline in the book that I did not mention in my short summary of the book. The story takes place during the run up to the Presidential Elections and the President is running against none other than Rachel’s own father, Senator Sedgwick Sexton who has never made a big secret out of his dislike of NASA and would like to see it gone, or at least privatized. His life as well as some of the White House staff, battle it out on the campaign trail and as you can imagine, both storylines will collide at some point and the race towards a climactic ending of the book is only a matter of time. As with all characters that appear in Dan Brown’s novels, we do not find out much about them. All we know about Rachel Sexton is that she is highly intelligent (like virtually all of Brown’s heroines), estranged from her Senator father, and pulled into the intrigue and deception without really knowing what’s going on. Her male counterpart is Michael Tolland, a TV personality. We learn only a few things about their private lives, yet these two are drawn to each other from the moment they meet and the inevitable love story line is pre-programmed. As luck will have it Brown does not explore their blossoming relationship in too much detail. Most of the other characters, although somewhat important for the smooth continuation of the story, are not too memorable. I found that I neither cared nor felt I needed to care for any of them. If you are a fan of Dan Brown, you will know that he always centers his books around particular themes, the Holy Grail in The DaVinci Code, the Illuminati in Angels & Demons and Code Breaking in Digital Fortress. This book concentrates on NASA, military technology (that nobody is supposed to know exists) and political intrigue, all the hallmarks of a good thriller. But in my case, I found the book a little bit of a damp squib and although I read it all the way through, it didn’t leave a lasting impression on me. It could be that the subject matter was a little bit too ‘male’ for my liking. After all, not many women are that interested in political intrigue, space agencies and aliens. Despite its pink paperback cover, Deception Point might be more a book for the boys. But then again, this book really should have been right up my street. I used to love The X-Files and all the alien and paranormal cases Mulder and Scully had to solve. And when I first got into the story of Deception Point I thought to myself that the story would have made a good X-Files episode. Until I realized that most of what I read could have come out of one or more of their episodes. Some of the storyline in the book reminded me very much of a season finale/season opener of the X-Files when an apparent alien was found frozen in the Arctic ice (if I remember correctly). And of course, the two agents had to investigate strange things in the Arctic (or other really cold places) on more than one occasion. So nothing was really new in this book, only packaged in a slightly different way. Maybe that was one of the main reasons that I was not too keen on the book altogether. While it’s not a bad story and will keep you reading until the end, it’s not quite as gripping as it could have been. Now that I read all four of Dan Brown’s book I feel I can say that am able to predict the outcome of whatever his next book is about. Dan Brown uses a simple formulae and while I wasn’t bothered when reading the first two books, it became only too apparent where the story was heading and how to interpret what each character says or does. It somehow takes the fun out of finding out for yourself as you are only too aware how it will all end. I will have to switch off my brain before reading another Dan Brown book. All in all, I would recommend this book, but do not expect too much. The story is interesting but not really the page-turner it could have been. A light holiday read but nothing more. Review by: Njohnson This is a great book. however I feel that Dan Brown let me down this time. I love his other books, dont get me wrong i feel that this a top on my list but like i said it was a let down.
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I enjoyed this read a lot. It was a good thrilling story with many cliffhangers and I had a tough time putting this book down.
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I liked this thriller almost more than its more famous esoteric siblings. I liked the premise, the setting and the way the book was handled. Brown's probably stuck with ancient secret societies, dark religious sects and intriguing Renaissance artifacts buried in deep crypts for the rest of his career now. A pity - I wish he'd write more books like this one.
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One of his less known books, but it's actually a great thriller with some superb twists. Less formula and a great plot.
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The good news is that the story's resolution was not predictable; the bad news is that it seemed a bit too fantastic (i.e., an awful lot of work to get to a result that seemingly could have been accomplished with far less effort). Nevertheless, I really liked this book, in large part because it did not feel like a story that I'd read a thousand times before.
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A techno-thriller with political overtones by the author of "The Da Vinci Code", this is a well-paced and absorbing story about what happens when an Arctic research team discovers a frozen meteor in the Milne Ice Shelf that proves the existence of multicellular life elsewhere in the universe. Opposing political forces try to make their own use of the discovery, with the researchers caught in the crossfire. Dan Brown is still bound to his comfort zone of plot and character cliches, but it's a refreshing change from the religious and historical backgrounds of his Robert Langdon books.
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Not as good as Angels and Demons or DaVinci Code but definitely better than Digital Fortress. Sometimes predictable but still a thriller that keeps you reading. The heroine is not only beautiful and courageous but smart... props to Brown for always including smart women.
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Beautiful intelligence analyst discovers a fake meteorite, falls off a glacier only to be rescued by a US Navy sub, worries about bloodthirsty hammerhead sharks, and might topple a presidency, meanwhile finding a new love as a special ops Delta team tries to kill her.The second novel by Dan Brown is a much better effort than Digital Fortress. The plot runs along at breakneck pace, as it does in all of his novels, and the characters don’t do too many stupid things. Pick up this book if you need to kill a few hours.The mass-market paperback edition of this book is published by Pocket Books.
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This best of Dan Brown's books. It is a great page turner with many twists and turns, i really enjoyed the tense fast flying action of the book and it didn't take long to read! A great holiday book because it is very readable.
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Very fantastical. It was more of a government conspiracy novel cloaked in an environmental cover. Also very 'cliffhangy' in a bad way. The heroine "almost dies" several times. A writer shouldn't use this plot device more than twice in the same book.
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A good one by Dan Brown...nice and easy suspense book! He really is great at painting the surroundings. The picture always comes in loud and clear. You literally shivered with cold while reading the Arctic thriller.
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While not the best Dan Brown, it was an entertaining read as long as your expectations are not that high. I enjoyed the story and was interested in how it would play out, but it was ridiculously far fetched and lacked character development. Good beach or summer read.
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  Deception Point by Dan Brown is an amazing book. It is a thriller about congress and science fiction. It has many twists and turns that make you want to read more. Scientists are studying a meteorite they found buried in the Milne ice shelf, when they find NASA’s biggest discovery ever. Then the President of the United States announces NASA’s discovery to the world, but there is a secret. Rachel Sexton’s father is running for President of the United States. She and the scientists Corky Marsilon and Michael Tolland learn something no one is supposed to know. These three are on the run from unknown killers, and are trying to share their information with the President. As soon as you start reading this book you won’t put it down. Its action packed and makes you think. I would recommend this book to anyone. ryan
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mediocre. good for past time though.
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After I broke down and read DaVinci Code so I could participate in the never ending discussions at the time, I thought I would give him a fair shake and read all four of his books. Pretty much what I figured. Fine. Nothing special.
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Not bad. Dan Brown is good a keeping the reader interested in the story and definitely keeps turning the page. Not as good as Chrighton in the credibility aspect, but entertaining. This one is about a NASA fraud concerning a "found" meteor near the North pole. Not very credible.
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Set in Washington DC and the Arctic Ocean, this is another great adventure from Dan Brown. I liked the fact that the main character is a female!
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After being asked by the President of the United States to take on a secret mission, intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton joins a group of scientists in the Arctic to learn everything they can about the newest NASA discovery. Initially endorsing the find, this team of "experts" soon realize that something is not quite right. In the quest to find the truth, they are ambushed. We follow this dwindling team from the point of discovery to the final conclusion. The real mystery is in who did it and why, not what. This book had me guessing from the beginning about the why and who, and it kept me guessing till near the end. A surprising conclusion to that mystery leads to a humorous and very fun end.This book had me shocked, intrigued, worried, crying, and laughing out loud. This is a great mix for the mystery, romance and action buffs all alike. Overall a very good read that I would recommend.
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OK but not as good as A & D
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Fast paced and fun. Action and intrigue starts on page one and continues to the end. There was quite a bit of telegraphing of what was coming next. You did need to think to catch it though not very hard. Fun book as long as you don't take it to seriously. The main charactors seem to constantly get into dangerous places, then getting out of them more often than not by concievable though almost impossible chance of events.
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plot is complicated and readers must be able to switch between the different scenes in different chapters. but worth a read, thrilling stuff.
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