Deception Point

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 2, 2002 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 deception of all.

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User Review  - Luc Cooke - Goodreads

Wanted to read some of Browns works after seeing the Da Vinci Code Film. Was disappointed with his writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary L. - Goodreads

I hate books like this when there is a lot that I need to get done. I was about 3/4 of the way through when I just couldn't put it down. I was surprised at who the bad guy (gal) really was. I loved how the mantra of assumme nothing helped them find out the truth. Read full review

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Page ix - If this discovery is confirmed, it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our universe that science has ever uncovered.
Page 1 - Washington's most popular style — the "anchorwoman" — a lush feathering, curled under at the shoulders . . . long enough to be sexy, but short enough to remind you she was probably smarter than you.
Page xi - Brophy had endured the savage splendor of this terrain for years, and yet nothing could prepare him for a fate as barbarous and unnatural as the one about to befall him. As Brophy's four huskies pulled his sled of geologic sensing equipment across the tundra, the dogs suddenly slowed, looking skyward. "What is it, girls?
Page ix - Even as it promises answers to some of our oldest questions, it poses still others even more fundamental.

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Dan Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and, previously, Digital Fortress, Deception Point, and Angels & Demons. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts to writing full-time. He lives in New England with his wife. Visit his website at

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