Sheer Brilliance

Monday, August 23, 2010

From the author of the riveting bestseller ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Deception Point is Dan Brown's third book, first published in 2001.

Deception point is a pulse-pounding fiction at its best and is a book of sheer brilliance. Brown’s book is well-researched making arcane scientific premises comprehensible; he also writes realistic dialogues that compel the reader to enliven the characters. Brown's characters in his novel are mostly slack-jawed scientists, shrewd, scheming politicians, and a couple of truly honest, righteous souls one can really trust.

Brown's pacing is certifiably breathtaking. The story jumps in short spurts and transports the reader from the ultra-secret National Reconnaissance Office to the towering ice shelves of the Arctic Circle, and back again to the hallways of power inside the West Wing, as one reads on to find out what happens next only find that while doing so, more dangling threads have been woven, more twists inserted thus letting the reader watch hell break loose.

When a new NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election.

With the Oval Office in the 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, evidence of utmost scientific trickery, truly a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into supreme controversy.

But before Rachel can contact the President, a deadly team of private assassins controlled by a mysterious powerbroker who will stop at absolutely nothing to hide the truth, attacks her and Michael. 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 that they slowly learn, is the most shocking deception of all…


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