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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes an explosive, high-tech thriller that takes readers from the chilling depths of the Arctic Ocean to the treacherous heights of Washington power.

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.

In Deception Point, bestselling author Dan Brown transports readers from the ultrasecret National Reconnaissance Office to the towering ice shelves of the Arctic Circle, and back again to the hallways of power inside the West Wing. Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed, blockbuster thrillers Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, Brown has crafted a novel in which nothing is as it seems — and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. Deception Point is pulse-pounding fiction at its best.

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"[A] finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue....It's an excellent thriller — a big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters." Publishers Weekly

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"Brown proves once again that he is among the most intelligent and dynamic of authors in the thriller genre. He has skillfully blended his own wit and style with the rip-roaring adventure of Cussler and the modern technology of Clancy. Highly recommended." Library Journal

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"[M]ostly tedious....Although Brown is a more astute storyteller than most of his brethren in the technothriller vein...he's never able to convincingly marry the technical and the human sides of Deception Point." Kirkus Reviews

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"Those who require only that thrillers deliver the requisite number of chills will have a good time here, but those looking for a little artistry, a little panache, are likely to be disappointed." David Pitt, Booklist

About the Author

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of two previous novels, Digital Fortress and Angels and Demons. His most recent novel is the New York Times bestseller The Da Vinci Code. He lives in New England with his wife. Visit the author's Web site at www.danbrown.com.

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Kelly A, March 30, 2010 (view all comments by Kelly A)
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
by Carol Sklenicka

A long-time fan of Raymond Carver, I was intrigued by a biography written by someone outside Carver's circle and without cooperation from Tess Gallagher.
It led me to one of the best reading experiences I have had in a long time. This week, I surrounded myself with all my copies of Raymond Carver books, using Sklenicka's guidance to compare all the different versions of the stories.
As I feared, I came away liking Carver less after getting a glimpse of "Bad Ray."
And I hoped for a happier ending for Maryann, the first Mrs. Carver.
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Sue Fisher, March 30, 2010 (view all comments by Sue Fisher)
Yeah, OK, I too had some issues with believability, but, really... this IS Dan Brown and with it comes some acceptance that reality is going to be tweaked. I will say that I enjoyed this book, as I have all Dan Brown's books - including Digital Fortress. The books take you places, often in some detail, about things which most people know very little. His book are really fun books to read, although I really think Angels and Demons was his best (and, yes, I have read The Lost Symbol, as well).
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Craig Ensz, March 29, 2010 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
If you like a good thriller, this is a book for you. It's pace is fast and it's characters on a trail of intrigue will many surprises. Covers the globe like a good Dan Brown novel. It could keep you up nights until you can put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671027384
Author:
Brown, Dan
Publisher:
Pocket
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Arctic regions
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Meteors
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
85-18
Publication Date:
November 26, 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 9.488 oz

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Product details 576 pages Pocket - English 9780671027384 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue....It's an excellent thriller — a big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters."
"Review" by , "Brown proves once again that he is among the most intelligent and dynamic of authors in the thriller genre. He has skillfully blended his own wit and style with the rip-roaring adventure of Cussler and the modern technology of Clancy. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "[M]ostly tedious....Although Brown is a more astute storyteller than most of his brethren in the technothriller vein...he's never able to convincingly marry the technical and the human sides of Deception Point."
"Review" by , "Those who require only that thrillers deliver the requisite number of chills will have a good time here, but those looking for a little artistry, a little panache, are likely to be disappointed."
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