Author: Dan Brown
First Published: 2001
Page Count: 736
Film/ TV Adaptation: No
Rating: 5/5 Stars
It’s a page-turner written with intelligence and a knack for suspense.
*Cool mix of technology/ science *Large cast of characters *Unpredictable plot twists
“There’s just no substitute for the truth.” NASA has just made one of the biggest discoveries in its history in the Arctic. It couldn’t come at a better time, since a power-hungry senator has chosen to start a witch hunt against NASA for their poor track record in order to secure him the presidency. However, the senator’s daughter, Rachel, and a handsome TV oceanographer, Michael, get caught in the middle of a government secret that not only threatens NASA and the president, but their lives.
It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Dan Brown book; in fact the last one was probably part of his Robert Langdon series. Well, The Lost Symbol is sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read but I thought I’d check out another one of his books I own that is outside of that realm. Deception Point was absolutely awesome in every way! There is a ton of action, mystery, and drama, but what really puts it over the edge of greatness is Brown’s knowledge and use of technology and science. Because of this, unless you’re a rocket scientist, it would be difficult to predict most of the plot twists in this book. There is also a huge cast of characters, and Brown makes each one’s story just as interesting as the main character’s so you don’t feel let down every time the point of view switches to another character.
I could not find anything wrong with this book. I read it like a mad woman trying to see how the characters would get out of seemingly impossible predicaments and wondering what the real story was behind this NASA discovery. It’s just brilliant and such a breath of fresh air from this author after getting so wrapped up in the Langdon series. I love the space, military, political, and ocean aspects to the book. The story Brown weaves is quite intricate but definitely believable.
Dan Brown has such a good track record in my book. I have yet to read a story of his that I don’t absolutely love. This book is no exception and I highly recommend it. He may be known for books like The Da Vinci Code, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that is his only great piece of writing. A lot of his other books are just as thrilling, even if they don’t have the notoriety of his Langdon series.