This would be a huge success for NASA after years of failure. Trying to determine the truth are intelligence agent Rachel Sexton and popular oceanographer Michael Tolland, both among the first to suspect something is amiss when the meteor is pulled from the ice. Judge George Daniels said, in part: Multiply that by 5 some instance of someone using, gasp, cream, or sugar and 2 minutes have been sucked from your life.
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Who pays for every dollar the Americans spent on space? For Dan Brown fans, this book is a must.
For this reason, the Aurora flies only at night. But a more realistic scientific approach. The twist and motives for the treason weren't s dear ppint, My first Dan Brown novel. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
This was read at the tail-end of my brief Dan Brown phase let he who has never enjoyed an airport-bookstore novel cast the first stoneand by this point I was getting a little tired of Brown's storytelling formula.
The female protagonist, Rachel Sexton was well portrayed to make her so believable. Please merge editions and update details. He seemed to have got into the chopper pretty quickly but he couldn't get out of it when it was thrown down the "Goya". She's sent to the Arctic along with oceanographer Michael Tolland and some other scientists and, suffice it to say, things go not as planned and soon people are either running for their lives or searching for the truth or both.
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 It kept me turning from page to page, thrilled by the action and fast paced plot.
Rachel attempts to reason with Pickering, saying decepiton murder is not a justifiable way of solving the problem. Also, the infodumps get terribly annoying. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Were not those fossils beneath the ground that Rachel's feet and all the earthlings trod? That uncertainty dogs NASA and its supporters in Brown's latest page-flipper, a finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue.
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His novels are treasure hunts set in a hour period,  and feature the recurring themes of cryptographykeys, symbols, codes, art, and conspiracy theories. It, too, garnered mostly negative reviews, though critics were kinder to it than to its predecessor. In all decepfion of his novels were on the New York Times list in the same week,  and, inhe made Time magazine's list of the Most Influential People of the Year.
It was in the privacy of Air Force One that Rachel has the first contact with the president. The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems. Rachel had the primacy of being able to see with her own eyes, in the middle of winter, in the Arctic, what could make the American people reborn the veception for NASA, which Phoenix noveel born of ashes.
Suddenly, the helicopter lands and William Pickering emerges, revealing that he is the commander of the Delta Force squad.
Only the last third of the book equals them in the action department.
Deception Point by Dan Brown
The further you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. The Wall Street Journal.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. However, during his press poknt, Rachel and Gabrielle swap the envelopes containing copies of Rachel's fax with those containing evidences of his extramarital affairs, humiliating him and ruining his chances for the presidency. Rachel's boss, NRO director William Pickering, has them airlifted from the sub to a chopper which escorts them away from the meteorite discovery site.
Eventually, the Senator Sexton's true motive for wanting to abolish NASA is revealed to be his work for the interests of private corporations from the Space Frontier Foundation, who wish to profit off of space exploration in the event that NASA is dismantled.
I didn't feel the "deception" the book describes, I just felt sheer disappointment.
Write a customer review. Is this feature helpful? When the President sent the civilian team to verify the authenticity of the meteorite, Pickering realized that they would discover his plot and that they needed to be eliminated at all costs.
I've thoroughly enjoyed this book.