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 his most thrilling novel to date, 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 thriller Angels & Demons, Brown has crafted another 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....Continua
It starts with a very slow pace, but when you get to the conspiracy part it will arouse your attention to full curiosity.
It was around the Presidential Election. The US president and the Senator were fighting for the next office session. The NASA was under criticism of over-budget and market domination. At this time, there was a discovery of the meteorite with extraterrestrial life under the ice. There were particular characteristics of the meteorite which concluded that it was authentic, such as the purity of ice shelf, fusion crust, chondrule content and big animal with exoskeleton etc. However, Rachel and Tolland rebutted them one by one. This revealed the fraud and attracted the killing from the Delta Force to prevent leakage of the truth. They followed them all through from Arctic to the States. The story was not complex but the scenery was Hollywood-like.
“Working closely with Sexton had been an eye-opening experience – akin to a behind-the-scenes tour of Universal Studios, where one’s childlike awe over the movies is sullied by the realization that Hollywood isn’t magic after all.”
“William Pickering stood on the bridge of the Goya and watched in dumbstruck awe as the spectacle unfolded all around him.”...Continua
Dan Brown non si smentisce mai, dopo il Codice da Vinci e Angeli e Demoni.
Questo libro seppur a tratti un pochettino noiosetto, ti tiene incollato al libro fino all'ultima pagina.
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