Deception Point

by Dan Brown

Paper Book, 2014

Status

Available

Publication

(2014)

Description

Fiction. Thriller. HTML:Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed thrillers The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown has crafted another pulse-pounding novel in which nothing is as it seems ‚?? and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. 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 deceptio… (more)

Original publication date

2001

ISBN

0743497465 / 9780743497466

Rating

(5184 ratings; 3.3)

Media reviews

It's an excellent thriller a big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters. He's also done his research, folding in sophisticated scientific and military details that make his plot far more fulfilling than
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User reviews

LibraryThing member musicgurl
Another typical 'Dan Brown' book. I found it realativly similar to 'Angels And Demons' in the way it had a rushed ending. However, I found Browns knowladge on subjects such as NASA and scientific buisnesses quite commendable. This book was a more factual and serious than the other to books.
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Nevertheless, I throughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book as reading material on planes, train journeys or on holiday by the pool.

This novel however was a little different to 'The Da Vinci Code' and
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LibraryThing member kaelirenee
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
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women. Has he ever met a woman?
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LibraryThing member OccassionalRead
People accuse Dan Brown of being formulaic: short cliff hanger chapters, lots of actiona and suspense, heavy on insider information on technology or history, dashing young intellectual protagonists of both sex, a dash of love story. And all of this is true. While I won't dispute that The D'avinci
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Code is probably the novel where all of this came together best, I won't say that his earlier practice runners up were badly written or lack entertainment value. I liked Deception Point and found that despite its near 600 pages, it was a fast read. What I will concede is that having now read 3 Dan Brown thrillers, I have probably had my fill.
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LibraryThing member thebikeryogi
Similar formula to his other books that he's better known for but its still a good entertaining read.
LibraryThing member readingrat
No one does on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrills like Dan Brown.
LibraryThing member Fantasma
I finally read this one, and now have all Dan Brown books read. Yeah!! :o)
It's defenitly better than Digital Fortress, but it doesn't have the "thing" of DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons. And I would cut it in at least 100 pages, we always have action but at some point we just wish he would MOVE
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ON!!
The story has the usual credibility (yes or no?) and we have some surprises. A good read, in all.
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LibraryThing member eduscapes
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!
LibraryThing member aaronz82
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.
LibraryThing member MsBeautiful
Fast moving thriller, Enjoyed it enough to stay up late and finish it!
LibraryThing member tombrinck
A painfully poor novel. The basic premise, that NASA has discovered fossils of alien life in an asteroid in the Antarctic, is pointlessly hidden from the readers and the characters themselves in dialogue that drags on with nobody demanding that it get to the point. After that finally comes out,
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about 1/4 of the way in, the plot picks up. Sadly, characters are one-dimensional and unrealistically lacking courage or insight. Scientists are portrayed as stubborn defenders of logic and truth who won't budge even given evidence to the contrary (and no, that's not what science is about). An intelligence agent is in unreasonable awe at meeting the president. An intelligence director is shocked that a problem doesn't have an obvious solution. A savvy politician practically gives up after a clever move by his opponent -- in our modern era where extreme politicians ignore the truth and plow forward, it is utterly implausible that a politician would give up rather than immediately return with a powerful spin and counter-move.
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LibraryThing member trench_wench
Better than Digital Fortress, though not in the same league as Angels And Demons. I was gripped enough to turn the pages, but it was nothing more than a brainy thriller.
LibraryThing member readafew
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
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into dangerous places, then getting out of them more often than not by concievable though almost impossible chance of events.
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LibraryThing member mindgarden
Hillarious bufoonery. A NASA drilling project makes an amazing discovery - then scientists who go alone to the field site start disappearing. (Coincidentally, I read this on my way to a NASA drilling project. Passed it around during the job. Everyone was rolling on the floor laughing.) The best
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comedy is in the way Brown seems to think that NASA works, the way he thinks that science works, and the central "mystery" of the book, which wouldn't take in any person who has ever passed any sort of a natural science class. The most charitable assumption is that all of this is SUPPOSED to be funny.
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LibraryThing member carmarie
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.
LibraryThing member dividedblue_eyedsky
Meh. Not one of Dan Brown's best books. I had to finish it to know what happened but don't see myself reading this again. Definitely took a twist I didn't expect that was nice but overall meh.
LibraryThing member astrofiammante
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
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career now. A pity - I wish he'd write more books like this one.
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LibraryThing member ct.bergeron
When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory… a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election.

With the Oval Office in the
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balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Milne Ice Shelf to verify the authenticity of the find. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel uncovers the unthinkable‚ÄĒevidence of scientific trickery‚ÄĒa bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy.

But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly task force…a private team of assassins controlled by a mysterious powerbroker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, they possess only one hope for survival: to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all…
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LibraryThing member Angelic55blonde
I love Dan Brown although this was not on of my favorites. It was good, but not as good as DaVinci Code or Angels and Demons
LibraryThing member stevetempo
Good fun! A simpler book then "Da Vinci Code" or "Angels and Demons", but a lot of fun no the less. I like his plotting and national security references (although some of it is incorrect--you will just have to take my word for it). I read this will vacationing at Bali in 2008...a nice summer read.
LibraryThing member Dessss
Fantastic, I don't say that about a book very often. The tension wss there right from the begining, I really enjoyed Dan Brown's style
LibraryThing member MsNikki
It was OK, but I really don't like crime, drama spy stuff. But it was OK.
LibraryThing member HvyMetalMG
A Dan Brown book that was not about religious cover-ups, but it about political cover-ups. Your standard political thriller. Fast read, I enjoyed it but did not really have an impact on me.
LibraryThing member mramos
I was lent this book last night and finsihed it this morning. Could not put it down. This is an excellent thriller. Filled with non-stop action and intrigue. Expect a movie.

This is a political thriller with high tech advetnure mixed in. The book is written around a Presidential campaign. The
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incumbent is pro NASA, and is being bashed by his opposition for NASA budget overruns and mission failures. Just when it seems the President will lose the election because of his support of NASA. Then NASA finds a meteor which contains a greater discovery.

The President sends civilian scientist up to the meteor site in the artic to confirm NASA's findings. He wants to make sure the public believes that this is a real find, and the independent scientist will do that. Everyone is excited by the great find and confirm the meteor is as NASA claims.

Then a little too late, the civilians uncover that the whole thing is just scientific hoax. But before the President can be briefed, the scientist become targets to a team of assassins. At this point two of the five civilians have been terminated and three are on the run across the Artic ice. Everyone our heros caome across and tell about this trickery end up dead. While running they not only need to get the truth out, but they need to determine who orchestrated this plot.
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LibraryThing member PghDragonMan
No where near the same league as "Angels and Deamons" or "Da Vinci Code", this is none-the-less, well written. The scariest thing about the book is the possibility that this type of thing could happen.
LibraryThing member MSWallack
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
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not feel like a story that I'd read a thousand times before.
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