Deception Point

Deception Point

by Dan Brown
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Deception Point 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 966 reviews.
yoyokro More than 1 year ago
This book is simply wonderful, and I would even venture to say it is Brown's best work so far. A thrilling tale that takes the reader on an intellectual adventure.
ReederJR More than 1 year ago
The plot involves Rachel Sexton, an employee for the National Reconnaissance Office, who is called upon by the President to help with a new discovery. Along with several civic scientists, Rachel travels to the Arctic. The new discovery is of a meteorite discovered by NASA in the Arctic ice. While in the Arctic, Rachel and her new companions notice some curious details, which could ultimately lead to a political disaster for the President. Before she can contact the President, assassins attack Rachel and her companions. While fleeing for their lives, Rachel and her companions discover who is behind the plot to fool the country. Sexton maintains his own agenda during this process, deceiving even those who are close to him. This book really pulls the reader into the story, providing the reader with a quick and easy book to read. I had a tough time putting the book down, and loved the blend of fact and fiction that Brown included throughout the entire novel. This book is suited for anyone with some free time looking to read a quality book with some unexpected plot twists.
GtzLstNRding More than 1 year ago
Excellent government cover up story. Lots of action, twists and turns, corrupt officials with secret agendas. Dan Brown never lets you down - always a fantastic read.
schwinn53 More than 1 year ago
Being a person who hasn't had a passion for reading this book has help me start three others this month and develop a true desire to read and pursue and grow. The Book gives great thrills while still allowing you to get to know the characters and becoming attached to them. I never wanted to set it down my curiosity kept me reading until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed and full of suspense. Likewise with all Dan Brown novels you won't be disappointed.
Hermynie More than 1 year ago
Like most of Dan Brown's books, the story kept you on edge and constantly wondering what would happen next. It had a pleasant blend of romance, suspense, and adventure along with science involved. Highly recommended read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Asonishing read, classic dan brown suspence
Ayustika More than 1 year ago
Thriller is one of my absolute favorite genres. There is something mind blowing about reading a good, well researched thriller and for me, Dan Brown is always on the forefront. I've read three of his Robert Langdon books and I've ended up being awestruck on each occasion. The plot of this particular book is extremely well executed. It is a sensible mixture of science and technology and casts an honest light on human psychology. It shows the limits to which a person can go to save something in which he/she believes vehemently in and an analysis of the level of deceit portrayed in this book is quite scary. Like all other books of Dan Brown, this book too shows the story unraveling in a parallel method : different incidents happening at the same time in different places. It has an extremely fast paced storyline leaving your mind reeling at the most unseeming places, gripping you from the very first page and making it difficult to put the book down. In terms of characters, all of them are all multi-layered. Rachel Sexton has turned out to be my least favorite out of all the Dan Brown books that I've read. She is the protagonist but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be so. She is helpless in most cases and there are only a handful of situations in which she acts as the lead that she, in fact, is. She wouldn't have been able to do anything if it weren't for Michael Tolland and Corky Marlinson. They are the real brains. It is all the non-protagonists who actually take all the thunder in this story. I'd say Deception Point was a fulfilling read. I went into it expecting a page turner and that's what I got. I'm always in awe of the amount of research that Dan Brown does for a novel and this one also falls into the category. For me, his Robert Langdon novels have set the bar really high and this one falls just a little short of reaching that level. I'd strongly recommend picking up any of his books if you are looking for a mind blowing thriller (preferably, The Da Vinci Code).
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
540 pages of non-stop, heart-pounding suspense. Plot twists and turns with cliff-hanger chapters that keep you wanting more. I simply couldn’t put it down. Dan Brown is one of the best! You won’t be disappointed with his books. Well written. Well edited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very exciting! Well done. It just seemed so real. Although I read it long ago it just sticks with me. My favorite work of Dan Browns!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing read where you never end up where you thought!
Police-Dispatcher More than 1 year ago
It's a decent read, but after reading his other books this one just didn't hit the spot and was a bit rough to read through. The plot was far fetched and I just couldn't relate much to the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not dan's best work. The only issue i have is the lack if believability with some of the characters actions' and words to eachother. Save that - great ending!
joecitizen More than 1 year ago
Although some of the terminology went over my head, it definitely reignited my passion for reading. It's been quite a dry spell where nothing quite caught my attention... until I found Deception Point. Having read Dan Browns more popular works, I do believe this was better - Great characters and lot's of action! I was truly exhausted after reading a few intense scenes... Highly recommended.
Fluffyterry More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read of Dan Brown's, but it definately will not be the last - am already considering others - I couldnt put it down, and due to the NASA and weapons etc that are mentioned in the book, I even think the hubby would like this book (and he usually only reads magazines) cant keep his interest long enough to read a whole book, but this one would definately keep his interest. I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes suspense, intrigue etc. Way to go Dan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far his best work! It is spellbinding, filled with twists and turns and the proverbial rug being pulled from underneath one at every chapter! Loved it, could hardly put it down, resented when I had to, and ran to start reading again as soon as possible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every page was exciting...never a dull moment...LOVE this author!
willcook73 More than 1 year ago
yet an other Great story by Dan Brown!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it took me a good 100 pages to really care about what was going on but once I did, then I couldn't put the book down. Great twists and turns. Suspenseful and exciting. Thanks Dan!
daveyswife_21 More than 1 year ago
this is actually my favorite dan brown book. suspenful from the beginning you never want to put it down
Colin Murphy More than 1 year ago
dan brown does it again
Hailey Martin More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was very suspensvile and entertaining. it was sooo good. i loved it and recomend it for everyone!!
Berserker77 More than 1 year ago
When you have a presidential election on the rise, candidates are willing to do anything to beat the living snot out of each other. Senator Sexton knows this all too well as he attempts to bring down President Herney by convincing the American populace that the President cannot make financial decisions worthwhile to the country. Part of Sexton's campaign is to also drag down and privatize NASA due to Herney's overly generous funds to the space program. Just when all seems lost for Herney's side of the election, an astounding discovery had been made by NASA's PODS orbital scanner in the form of a meteorite that may contain traces of extraterrestrial life. Rachel Sexton, the Senator's daughter (whom happens not to favor her father's campaign) is called over to investigate the find as an unbiased party. However, as the space program celebrates its eventual victory, Rachel and several other civilian scientists discover that the find isn't necessarily what it seems on the outside. The only entities standing in their way of preventing a lie bigger than the cosmos themselves from spreading across the nation happen to be the most elite fighting force any top-ranking government official can put into action. Delta-One, Delta-Two, and Delta-Three are a secluded team of hyper lethal vectors don't plan on allowing the secret to be released... This book is one of the best I've ever read. Conspiracy theories and scientific theories galore. If you're looking for an interesting read, I highly recommend picking this book up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Demanding, many clues, scientific data realistic. Hovering plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having heard so much about Dan Brown and never read any of his books, I decided to start with his smart thriller, Deception Point. In this book, the main character Rachel Sexton, along with a myriad of colorful characters, becomes wrapped up in a scientific cover-up that has major political ramification for the up coming election, in which Rachel's father is running. Brown broke up the story into two main story lines, one having to do with the action, and the other dealing with the politics. I found the latter to be much more boring, but necessary. One thing I found disturbing was Browns over use of the word "stark". I understand the meaning of it and it fits in many situations but its a word that one would normally not hear in everyday conversation or even in a lot of books. It was as if Brown had a word of the day calendar and liked that word and just decided to use it. I haven't counted exactly but I think it would be safe to say he used it more than 15 times in the book. Maybe it's just me, but it bugged me. Some of the character development felt forced especially the Michael Tolland and his dead wife situation. Overall, however, most the characters were given very vivid physical and personality descriptions. The story was very original, very intriguing, and the plot twists were shocking. Brown used the short chapters to his advantage by leaving a cliff hanger after almost ever scene while he alternated between the two story lines. It was frustrating to left wanting more but have to read about something completely unrelated, but it also makes the reader want to read on so it is effective. I would give this book 3 3/4 out of 5 stars. I would only recommend this book to people who don't mind having their minds blown.