08 September 2004

Deception Point by Dan Brown

Fiction. Paperback from Corgi Books. Published 2002. Purchased at Methven's Books, Windsor, Berkshire, UK.

I've been on a Dan Brown spree. I saw this one yesterday in Windsor and couldn't help myself. (I think that is how I come home with a lot of books, actually.) I finished it in one day - by sneaking in reading between working with the kids on their school work and holding the book in my hand while eating dinner. It was hard to put down. I was definitely surprised at the end when the plotter was revealed.

Publisher's summary:
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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