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Deception Point (2001)

by Dan Brown

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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 the find, the White House calls upon intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, 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.… (more)
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An absolute thriller!!! ( )
  subhnet | Nov 8, 2020 |
If I can describe a book as delicious...this would be it. The writing keeps the reader consuming page after page (my God!...is this voodoo?). Dan has found the vaccine for boredom. ( )
  David_Masumba | Oct 14, 2020 |
Like all Dan Brown books, this one pulled me into an outstanding, action-packed thriller that had me reading all night. ( )
  4kaylin | Oct 13, 2020 |
I found this a little slow-moving for the first third or so, which was disappointing given that I generally see Dan Brown's novels as entertaining, page-turning fluff. Once the plot got moving, though, it was closer than what I've come to expect. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 23, 2020 |
I liked the story. Along with ghost stories…stories about ”things from the far deep, corners of outer space” also get a second and third glance from me and usually end up on my reading shelf. Welcome aboard [Deception Point]! Readers may find the start of the story to drag a bit… but just keep reading…it will pick up. At the outset of the story…Rachel, who is a senator’s daughter and a member of the National Reconnaissance Office, whose job it is to digest information into reports used by the White House… is whisked off to a spot somewhere near the Arctic Circle where NASA is trying to recover a meteor with what looks like fossils of extraterrestrial life on it from underneath two hundred feet of ice. Of course things aren’t quite what they seem. We find a small band of Delta Force soldiers secretly watching the NASA encampment. The more that Rachel learns about the meteor…with the help of popular scientist Michael Tolland and a NASA techie by the name of Corky…the less sense things make. Dan Brown…as usual… knows his material and how to make the “do -hicky gadgetry” more believable than the some of the characters… point in evidence, the Delta Force soldiers’ guns that create bullets out of snow…really cool… but not easily believable. Not saying it's impossible...but... As I said, I liked the story enough to give it 5 stars but it could have done well without all the government shenanigans and secret plots. ( )
  Carol420 | Jun 14, 2020 |
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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. He's also done his research, folding in sophisticated scientific and military details that make his plot far more fulfilling than the norm.
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If this discovery is confirmed, it will surely be one of the most stunning insights into our universe that science has ever uncovered. Its implications are as far-reaching and awe-inspiring as can be imagined. Even as it promises answers to some of out oldest questions, it poses still others even more fundamental.
-President Bill Clinton, in a press conference following a discovery known as ALH84001 on August 7, 1996
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Death, in this forsaken place, could come in countless forms.
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Als deze ontdekking juist blijkt te zijn, vormt die ongetwijfeld een van de belangrijkste bijdragen aan onze kennis van het heelal die de wetenschap ooit heeft geleverd. De consequenties zijn ontzagwekkend en verreikend. En terwijl enkele van onze oudste vragen nu lijken te worden beantwoord, worden er ook nieuwe, nog fundamentelere opgeworpen.

- President Bill Clinton op 07 augustus 1997, in een persconferentie naar aanleiding van een ontdekking die wordt aangeduid als ALH84001
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"Deception Point" was sold as Meteor in Germany. They should remain combined. Thank you.
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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 the find, the White House calls upon intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, 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.

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Kad NASA-in satelit otkrije rijedak predmet zakopan duboko u arktičkom ledu, posrnula svemirska agencija oduševljeno objavljuje to otkriće koje će imati dalekosežne posljedice za politiku NASA-e i na-stupajuće predsjedničke izbore. Kako bi potvrdila vjerodostojnost pronalaska, Bijela kuća angažira stručnu analitičarku obavještajne službe Rachel Sexton. Zajedno s drugim stručnjacima, uključujući karizmatskog znanstvenika MichaelaTollanda, Rachel će otputovati na Arktik gdje otkriva nešto nezamislivo: dokaze o znanstvenoj obmani koja bi mogla zavaditi svijet. No, prije nego što uspiju upozoriti predsjednika, Rachel i Michaela napada ekipa plaćenih ubojica. Dok bježe preko opustošenog i opasnog krajolika, svjesni su da mogu spasiti živote samo ako otkriju tko stoji iza ove majstorski isplanirane zavjere. No ono što će otkriti najveća je obmana! Velika obmana uglađena je i beskrajno zabavna kombinacija akcije i intrige, još jedan velik romaneskni uspjeh Dana Browna, autora proslavljenih bestselera Da Vincijev kod i Anđeli i demoni, koji ovim romanom ponovno pokazuje svu raskoš i majstorstvo svog pripovjedačkog talenta.



Als die NASA mithilfe modernster Satelliten-Technologie in der Arktis eine sensationelle Entdeckung macht, wittert die angeschlagene Raumfahrtbehörde Morgenluft. Tief im Eis verborgen liegt ein Meteor von ungewöhnlicher Größe, der zudem eine außerirdische Lebensform zu bergen scheint. Rachel Sexton, Mitarbeiterin des Geheimdienstes, reist im Auftrag des US-Präsidenten zum Fundort des Meteoriten. Doch es gibt eine Macht im Hintergrund, die die bahnbrechende Entdeckung unter Verschluss halten möchte ═ und die bereit ist, dafür zu töten
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