Deception Point

by Dan Brown

3.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

3.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


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…a 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 scientific trickery — a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all.

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

Daniel Gerhard “Dan” Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. Brown’s novels are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour period, and feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories. His books have been translated into 52 languages, and as of 2012, sold over 200 million copies. Three of them, Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), and Inferno (2013), have been adapted into films.

Brown’s novels that feature the lead character Robert Langdon also include historical themes and Christianity as motifs, and as a result, have generated controversy. Brown states on his website that his books are not anti-Christian, though he is on a ‘constant spiritual journey’ himself, and says that his book The Da Vinci Code is simply “an entertaining story that promotes spiritual discussion and debate” and suggests that the book may be used “as a positive catalyst for introspection and exploration of our faith.”

Average Reader Rating

3.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

5 reviews for Deception Point

  1. 3 out of 5

    “Good Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    This is probably the third best Dan Brown book I’ve read so far after Angels and Demons and Da Vinci Code respectively. As usual the story is gripping from first page till the last, where every chapter brings a new twist in the tale. Like most of his other books it is the person you least expected who is the actual perpetrator of the crimes in the novel. So I pretty much guessed it halfway through but the thrill factor was not diminished. The story keeps you guessing till the end with its fast paced action. This is one of Dan’s older works and the meticulous detailing is a proof of that. I think given the structure of this book, it was probably a precursor to Angels and Demons where he raises his stakes. Like Angels the ending here was also a little far fetched but still a nice one indeed. Like all his other books Dan presents lot of facts about the main theme of the book and sheds light on a lot of conspiracy theories regarding those. The amount of research that might have gone into this book is staggering. Interesting thing about this book- Dan has also given the reason why this book can’t be made into a movie albeit in a different context. But I wonder if a movie (or, better yet a mini series) is made on this it will be epic. It may even be better than his Vatican movie adaptations.

  3. 4 out of 5

    2003 was the year I read my first Dan Brown novel. And that was “The Da Vinci Code”. It intrigued me, and although there were several flaws in it, I still enjoyed it right to the end. I was compelled to look for other books by Dan Brown. Deception Point was the next in line. It is very similar to The Da Vinci Code in the setting. It is easy to figure out the villain quite early in the book. I was not carried away by Deception Point as anticipated. Nevertheless, it too was one novel I couldn’t put down easily. The plot is not as reach as those of “Angels and Demons” and ‘The Da Vinci Code” , and the pace is not as fast as either of the two. What I also found interesting about Deception Point was the remarkably high amount of researched information that Dan Brown got for the novel. Just like The Da Vinci Code, and like Disciples of Fortune. The fact that Deception Point is a very easy book to read gave the story a special appeal.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Dan Brown’s works are always page turners and the Deception Point is no different. The plot evolves at a lively pace and the descriptions are adequate enough for the reader to visualize the characters. The changing landscapes are well illustrated and you can practically feel the goose bumps the leading lady might’ve felt when being transported across the globe aboard multiple air force & navy vessels. The various sub-plots are well intertwined with the central plot and I never felt they were overdone. While the final acts give you a sense of an action packed Hollywood flick, the frenetic pace leaves you with little time for reflection as you page-flip attempting to unravel the deception. The deception in itself is well concealed. I for one at least was left flummoxed with the final reveal.The Deception Point gives you a sneak preview of the inner political workings at play in Washington, its clandestine organizations, their actions and ensuing political ramifications. Privatization of space travel – which is now a reality – plays an integral part of the plot and in doing so, gives us an idea of political perspectives towards this development.At the end of it all, I enjoyed reading the Deception Point. While readers might be tempted to compare this with the Da Vinci Code, I really felt this temptation must be resisted. Hop on the “mission critical” bandwagon, work with the characters to unravel the “deception” and you won’t be disappointed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Deception point, just like the other works of Dan Brown has been clearly written after a thorough research which is something laudable about Brown. Coming to the plot as its synopsis states that this book is based on the theme of a scientific trickery , NASA and politics. Hence , lots of scientific dope which gets a bit boring for those who are not really big on knowing about scientific discoveries. This in turn slows down the pace of the novel. Also , the suspense was pretty easy to guess. It does get interesting every now and then and the ending can said to be pretty good as well. But this book does not have the same appeal like Angels and Demons and Inferno. One can be easily through with this book in a week or so at the max.

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