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Deception Point (Paperback)

Author:  Dan Brown
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1416524800
ISBN-13: 9781416524809
Sku: 202099394
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  736
Age Range:  NA
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In this riveting thriller by the author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Da Vinci Code," a team of scientists uncovers a vicious, high-ranking conspiracy that may lead all the way to the White House. Now in a premium edition.
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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.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.
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Government agent Rachel Sexton, the daughter of a prominent U.S. Senator, is sent to the Arctic Circle to investigate a questionable NASA discovery, which may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. Since both NASA and the incumbent president have grudges against Rachel's father, she has reason to think that she may be in the midst of a set-up. In the frozen north, she and her team locate a meteorite which contains fossils of insects unlike any found on earth, a landmark finding which seems to confirm the legitimacy of her mission. But when a civilian scientist goes missing near the site, it triggers a chain of events which will leave Rachel fighting to stay alive and unveil a shocking government plot. This was Dan Brown's third book, and the last he wrote in relative anonymity, before THE DA VINCI CODE made him one of the most popular and controversial authors of the early 21st century.Government agent Rachel Sexton, the daughter of a prominent U.S. Senator, is sent to the Arctic Circle to investigate a questionable NASA discovery, which may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. Since both NASA and the incumbent president have grudges against Rachel's father, she has reason to think that she may be in the midst of a set-up. In the frozen north, she and her team locate a meteorite which contains fossils of insects unlike any found on earth, a landmark finding which seems to confirm the legitimacy of her mission. But when a civilian scientist goes missing near the site, it triggers a chain of events which will leave Rachel fighting to stay alive and unveil a shocking government plot. This was Dan Brown's third book, and the last he wrote in relative anonymity, before THE DA VINCI CODE made him one of the most popular and controversial authors of the early 21st century.
Author Bio
Dan Brown
Dan Brown, the author who turned secret societies and cryptic conspiracies into an international sensation with his bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE, is surprisingly forthcoming about his own life. He was born in Exeter, New Hampshire in 1964, and he attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, the renowned boarding school that has been famously depicted in award-winning works by John Knowles and Robert Anderson. Brown's father was a teacher at Exeter, and Brown himself later taught there before turning full-time to writing. Brown majored in Spanish and English at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and he spent multiple semesters studying abroad in Spain. Brown would later recall a particularly memorable lecture he attended in Seville, wherein the professor pontificated on some of the dark oddities to be found within Leonardo Da Vinci's legendary painting "The Last Supper." After graduation, Brown spent time in Los Angeles, where he worked as a songwriter and met his wife, Blythe, whom he would marry in 1997. After returning to the east coast, Brown published his first novel, DIGITAL FORTRESS, a thriller about a code encrypted in the powerful computers of the National Security Agency. The book failed to find a significant audience, and Brown's next two efforts, ANGELS & DEMONS and DECEPTION POINT, were similarly ignored. But in 2003, the stars aligned and the codes clicked into place for Brown.||THE DA VINCI CODE became one of the biggest, and most controversial, bestsellers in publishing history. It quickly garnered the ire of the Christian community for its blasphemous portrayal of a relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. Brown never hid from the criticism, and openly defended his book (and reminded people that it was a work of fiction) from many forums. He also had to (successfully) defend himself against charges of plagiarism from the authors of the 1982 book HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL, who claimed that Brown's religious ideas were lifted from their work. After the fervor surrounding the book finally settled a bit, Brown receded into seclusion to work on the much-anticipated sequel.

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