Synopses & Reviews
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 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.
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. A finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue.
"Excellent.... A finely polished amalgam of action and intrigue."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A taut, fast-paced, barn-burner of a book."
-- St. Petersburg Times (FL)
"A rocket-fast thriller.... An outstanding read."
-- Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Consent to Kill
"A master of smart thrills."
After a NASA satellite discovers a mysterious object buried beneath the Arctic ice, a team of scientists is called in to verify the authenticity of the find. What they discover, however, is a plot of unimaginable deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy a vicious, high-ranking conspiracy that may lead all the way to the White House.
On the eve of a high-stake presidential race in which NASA's budget has become a pivotal issue, the space agency announces the discovery of an ancient meteorite filled with fossils deep in the Arctic ice, and a team of scientists, led by academic Michael Tolland and intelligence agent Rachel Sexton, is sent on a perilous mission to verify the discovery. Reprint.
About the Author
Dan Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and, previously, Digital Fortress, Deception Point, and Angels & Demons. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts to writing full-time. He lives in New England with his wife. Visit his website at DanBrown.com.