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Friday, February 18, 2011

Deception Point (Dan Brown)

At the National Reconnaissance Office, in Washington, Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton is summoned by the President of the United States to verify a discovery which NASA claims will change the future of the planet itself.
In Milne Ice Shelf, the Arctic Circle, teams work frantically to unearth an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the ice. But, accompanied by charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel soon uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery. They soon find out this is not a discovery that anyone wants to hear.
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 huge scheme. And the truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all...

Quote: "In Washington it was not at all uncommon for a White House employee, fearing his President was about to be busted from office, to offer quiet favors to the apparent successor in hopes of securing power or another position after the changeover."

Why this book speaks to me: Dan Brown is at it again. This time the much acclaimed author brings together the deception behind American elections - the scandals and lies - and NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, claiming a lot of money has been spent on trying to discover living creatures in other planets, which has never been accomplished, instead of taking actions that would mean a whole lot more for the American people. He also gives us insights on all those UFO sightings in the United States and lets us know of a few military secrets.
Although I enjoyed a few other Dan Brown novels more, such as "The Digital Fortress" and "The DaVinci Code" - mainly because "Deception Point" included a lot of scientific reasoning that took me longer to understand - I found this book hard to put down as well.

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