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 deadly 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.
I really enjoyed this book! As you might have seen from my review on The Lost Symbol, I'm a big Dan Brown fan! I was so intrigued to read a book from him that wasn't part of the Robert Langdon series. I love Robert Langdon stories and think he is a great character but it's always interesting when an author moves away from their usual characters and storylines.
Another thing I loved about this was that it wasn't a story based on myth or legend, it in fact plays more into the sci fi realm which is another big deviation from Brown's usual area. The story itself is quite simple but as always, Brown goes into such a level of detail that it turns what could seem like any sci fi/alien story to a thrill ride!
The characters are great and the protagonist is in fact a woman, so another way in which Brown has decided to move away from his usual method of storytelling. Rachel is a super strong badass of a lead woman and she totally owns her part in this epic adventure. The story brings the reader on so many twists and turns and really leaves you on the edge of your seat. Rachel isn't portrayed to be this picture perfect flawless woman that we see in so many books and I really loved that. Of course, you picture her as being this beautifully flawless woman but at the end of the day, she's battling her demons like the rest of us.
One thing that is interesting is the subplot that centres around the White House. It reminded me a little of the controversies surrounding Trump and the level of corruption and to be honest, pure stupidity, that seems to centre around global politics.
Anyway, great book! If you're a fan of Dan Brown and a fan of a sci fi thriller then I highly recommend this. I've read it three times, so I think it's safe to say that I'm a fan and I would even go as far as saying that it is my favourite Dan Brown book.
Deception Point has everything you could want in a thriller; murder, betrayal, scandal, suspense and more!
IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:
“Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.”
Michael, purely because I imagine he is just a perfect specimen haha!