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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 Se
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Paperback, 556 pages
Published November 26th 2002 by Pocket Books
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Madeline
Aug 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
This was read at the tail-end of my brief Dan Brown phase (let he who has never enjoyed an airport-bookstore novel cast the first stone), and by this point I was getting a little tired of Brown's storytelling formula. And by "formula", I really mean "formula". Here it is:

How To Make A Guaranteed Bestseller in Fifteen Minutes or Less
-1 intelligent, bookishly handsome man who in no way is supposed to be Dan Brown of course not why do you ask
-1 really intelligent, preferably foreign woman who has a
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Huda Yahya
يبهرني دان براون كل مرة بغزارة معلوماته
وثقافته الشاملة في مجالات عديدة

وكل مرة يختار براون موضوعا لرواية من رواياته
تجده قد تجهز جيدا ودرس وبحث
واستطاع عرض هذه المعلومات القيمة بطريقة
لا تسبب مللا ولا تنقص من تشويق روايته
بل بالعكس
تؤدي لإثرائها وتميزها عن أي رواية تشويق أخرى

وهذه المرة يبحر بي براون في عالمي المفضل
فدائما المجال العلمي يثير فضولي ومتعتي ورغبتي الدائمة في المعرفة

ومجال الفضاء يستهويني من أمد بعيد
أحب ناسا واكتشافاتها وطاقمها
ودوما أتذكر العظيم كارل سيجن
الذي كان أول من علمني أن العلم أ
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Nikki
Jun 05, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, crime
The formula is pretty simple:
Big Mystery + Male Protagonist + Female Protagonist + Code to Solve + OMG TRAITOR WITH TWISTED MOTIVES = Best Selling Novel.

And it's worked, so I guess we can't hate on him too much. There are people who swear his books are the best thing they've ever read -- I certainly wouldn't say that. But they are successful and I have to confess, even I like them, and when it comes to books I am Picky with a most definite capital P.

Digital Fortress is the first one I've reread
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Mohammed Arabey
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
رواية مختلفة في مضمونها عن باقي روايات المحترف دان براون
رواية ذات جانبين متناقضين..محورهما واحد، وكالة ناسا

هل تعلم أن ناسا وكالة تابعة للحكومة اﻷمريكية؟

مقدمة طويلة بعيدة عن الرواية


مؤخرا "يوليو 2015" العالم كله يتحدث في وسائل الأعلام وشبكات التواصل الإجتماعي عن إكتشاف مذهل لناسا .. الأرض 2.0
الإكتشاف المذهل الخطير لكوكب قابل للعيش به بكل الإمكانيات,بل وأكبر
إكتشاف جعل شعبية صفحة ناسا علي الفيس بوك تزداد أضعافا مضاعفة عالميا بحسب تسجيلات الأعجاب والمشاركات'الشير' للصفحة وكشف المنظمة المذهل..حتي في
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Deception Point, Dan Brown
Deception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown.
A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find.
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Alejandro
Nov 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
I liked a lot this novel!


NASA AND MY PERSONAL ADMIRATION FOR THAT INSTITUTION

In my mind, the men and women of NASA are history's modern pioneers. They attempt the impossible, accept failure, and then back to the drawing board while the rest of us stand back and criticize.

Back then in 2009, I found this novel by chance or fate.

By then, I already knew who Dan Brown was (it's not like I was living in cave, hehehe) but I still have to read his way popular books with the character of Robert Lan
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Parker
Jul 25, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: douchereads
My aunt gave this to me to read..I of course hate Dan Brown but I figure it'd be fast and I could thank her for it, mention some interesting tidbits that are no doubt sprinkled throughout the book for idiots, and feel good about family duty. There is not one paragraph that is close to some acceptable literary decency. In 2 pages he found it ok to mention coffee 5 times. No, not fun tidbits about the history of coffee but just as action filler: 'blah blah blah,' he said while he stirred his coffe ...more
NG
Oct 03, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
أول ما يلفت النظر في هذه الرواية هو أسلوبها السينمائي، ليس فقط في بناء الرواية وطريقة القص، بل في بناء الشخصيات نفسها..
أغلب كتابات دان براون تشعرك أنها كتبت خصيصاً بهدف تحويلها إلى أفلام، وقد تعاظم هذه الإحساس لدي مع روايتي "الحصن الرقمي" و"حقيقة الخديعة" بشكل خاص، الأولى من خلال المشاهد الختامية فيها والثانية من خلال شخصية "الممثل المساعد" كما أحب أن أسميه، وهو مساعد البطل خفيف الظل، الذي يبرع في استدرار الضحك من خلال تصرفاته الخرقاء وتعبيراته التلقائية وهو بالطبع أكثر شخصية تتعرض للضرب!
يمكنني
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Mona
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mona by: Sarah ~
أشار المؤلف في بداية الرواية إلى أن كل التقنيات و الأسلحة الموصفة موجودة فعلا ... و نشرت الرواية عام 2001 لذا و بعد انتهائي لا يسعني سوى أتساءل في عام 2012 ما حجم ما وصلت إليه ناسا و لا نعلم عنه شيء ؟ و لأي درجة من التطور وصلت التقنيات التي تستخدمها القوات الأمريكية ...
و على لسان مدير ناسا في الأحداث بالطبع أنه يوجد تأخر مقداره اثنتي عشر سنة بين ما يمكن أن تبنيه الحكومة و بين ما يعلم عنه الشعب ...
رواية مميزة جدا
Ahmad Sharabiani
Deception Point, Dan Brown
Deception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown.
A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find.
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Alex Duncan
Oct 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The good 'ole days of Dan Brown, that's for sure. This is by far his best book in my opinion. The book is readable and lacks the self-indulgence seen with so many other authors and so many other Dan Brown books!
Sofia
May 25, 2009 rated it did not like it
This is the third book by Dan Brown that I have read (the other two being The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons) and I think by now it's safe to say that I don't like him as an author.

This book, like the others, reads too much like a Hollywood script for me (in fact I can totally see this being made into a movie). It's not necessarily a bad thing I guess, just not to my personal taste. Also, if you've read other books by him you'll know what to expect: a male and a female protagonist, a mys
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Kezzy Sparks
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very good and engaging, because it's by Dan Brown, but not as great as Inferno or The Daily Vince Code. Actual rating 3.8
LENA TRAK
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
I love brown's writing style and I will always love it. I can't say I enjoyed this book... It took me a while to finish it...And I have to admit I skimmed through some of the pages around the middle of the book... I'm just not into all this political drama and NASA stuff.. To put it in a nutshell I wasn't really impressed by the storyline but like I said Dan Brown is an expert at what he does. He can even make a tedious story seem interesting..

I prefer the Robert Langdon series and I would defin
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Luís C.
In times of presidential elections ethics are helpless, and are employed, all the tricks and gags to manipulate the elections. Senator Sexton uses NASA itself as a weapon to denigrate the president's image, since in recent years the word NASA seemed to have disappeared from newspapers and news in general. Investments, however, were exorbitant. The Senator had not even realized that this argument was a kind of hook that would catch him by the mouth.
Rachel Sexton is an attractive woman and special
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Stefan Yates
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
Another fast-paced thriller dealing with the NSA from Dan Brown. I found this novel to be right on par with Digital Fortress and thought that it was a very well-written thriller. From start to finish Deception Point takes the ball and runs with it like any other Dan Brown thriller. I like that the plot moves around in scenery from the Arctic to Washington, DC and a few points in-between keeping the action flowing and the characters moving around instead of being static in one place. The characte ...more
Wei Cho
Jan 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: action
dear reader,

My first Dan Brown novel. It kept me turning from page to page, thrilled by the action and fast paced plot. Lost by everything that was going on at once for more times I can care to count. Baffled at the new information the author was hurling at me all at once. Confused by the sudden and unexpected plot twists. And frustrated at the stupidity of human simpleness when reasoning possible motives for the death of their comrades or whatever.

The twist and motives for the treason weren't s
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Dennis
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, thriller
My favorite Dan Brown novel.

Just like his Robert Langdon series this is sometimes a little silly but, like the better Langdon novels, it's also a lot of page-turning fun.

It's about NASA's discovery of a meteorite in the Arctic ice which seems to contain evidence of extraterrestrial life. This would be a huge success for NASA after years of failure.

It also comes at a time of presedential election and with the current President and his contender Senator Sexton having different stances as to what t
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Wafa'a
أنا أعتبر دان براون كاتب عبقري له قدرة مذهلة
في خلق الإثارة والتشويق والتي غالباً ماتكون في
ظل مؤامرات ومطاردات بين أطراف كثيرة، أسلوب
السرد مشوق ووصفي للغاية ، كذلك طريقة الإنتقال
من مشهد لآخر تصويرية جداً ، والذي يجعل روايات
براون سينمائية من الدرجة الأولى، بالنسبة لي قراءة
روايات براون أشبه بمشاهدة فيلم سينمائي .. كذلك
يتميز باضافة معلومات هائلة ورهيبة في المحتوى.
اختلفت حقيقة الخديعة عن شفرة دافنشي وملائكة
وشياطين من حيث المحتوي الديني و فكرة الرموز
جاءت هذه المرة سياسية الطابع وذات خيال عل
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Katie.dorny
Aug 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
As a stand-alone Dan Brown book this one was interesting and did hold its own against Robert Langdon and his never ending series. 3.5 stars rounded down.
Rachel Sexton handles data communications for national intelligence, her father is running for President against the corporation she helps run.
A NASA discovery sets off a chain of events that rapidly spirals out of control.
The book has a lot of technical jargon that made me switch off a little in the middle as my brain felt overwhelmed by the sh
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Piyangie
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-library
I am a loyal fan of Dan Brown and am proud to say that I have read all his books except for the Angels & Demons which I hope to read in the near future. My first read of his work was The Da Vinci Code and from that point there was no stopping of reading his works.

Mr. Brown is an amazing story teller. In his books he combines actual historical incidents, historical institutions, secret societies that were and are in operation, secret government institution, agencies etc., with outstanding pl
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Katrina
This is one of the few books I wanted to throw across the room. Especially when the protagonist starts tapping Morse code out on the iceberg to attract the patrolling nuclear submarine. Give me a break.
Odai Al-Saeed
Nov 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية مفعمة بالاثارة زاد من جمالها ذلك الخيال المرتبط بالتكنولوجيا وتلك المعلومات التقنية التي وظفها دان براون ضمن نسق منظم وجميل . لا يخلو الكتاب من نقد مبطن وايضا صريح لامريكا وذلك الاسراف الذي يضيع هباء من اجل الهوس الفضائي والغلو فيه يعيب الرواية تلك الاطالة التي يكثر فيها الكاتب من التفاصيل التي بعضها لا تفيد القارئ وسوف ينساها باي حال بعد الانتهاء من قراءتها ولكن بشكل عام الرواية جذابة وتستحق القراءة وهي مشوقة لآخر مدى.
Salem

هذه الرواية بجانب رواية الحصن الرقمي هما الوحيدتان اللتان كتبهما دان براون خارج سلسلة
روبرت لانجدون، عالم الرموز الشهير، فقررت أن أبدأ بهما قبل الدخول لعالم لانجدون المثير
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في الحقيقة كنت أود الكتابة عن أحداث الرواية وأبطالها والمعلومات التي فيها ... ولكن وجدت
مراجعة عظيمة وشاملة للصديق محمد العربي
وسأكتفي بالإحالة عليها، تجدوها على هذا الرابط
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الرواية كانت ممتعة بلا أدنى شك، ومشوقة في بعض صفحاتها، لكن كان هناك أمر وحيد أنقص
من استمتاعي بها، كم التشابه بين حبكتها وحبكة الحصن الرقمي، والتي قرأتها م
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Irmak
Uzun zaman önce okudum. Tek hatırladığım kitabı sevmemiştim. Ve bu yüzden de bir daha Dan Brown okumamıştım elimde başka kitapları olmasına rağmen. İçim yanıyor.
Liz
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok I have read 4 of the 5 Dan Brown books and I have come up with a user friendly recipe that anyone can use to create their own pulp fiction Dan Brown creation.
Add 1 strong, intelligent, attractive career woman.
Add 1 semi-strong, (but not as strong as the woman) man, that is semi-sucessful in his chosen career path (but not as successful as the woman) attractive, sensitive and totally not threatened by the strong intelligent woman.
Mix these two well but don't over mix because they will spend mo
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Ali AlShewail
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
رواية مذهلة ، كمية معلومات مهولة ، و طريقة سرد رائعة و تشويق و إثارة لأقصى الحدود ، عمل عظيم جدا و كتجربة أولى لى مع أعمال دان براون أقدر أقول انها تجربة ناجحة جدااا .

لكن لي ٣ تعليقات :

الاول : الرواية دي تصلح انها تكون فيلم اكتر منها كرواية و أنا متأكد انها لو اتحولت لفيلم هيكون فيلم ناااجح جدا


الثانى : بلا شك ان الرواية مشوقة جدا لكن كان في التشويق دا عيب واحد ، و كأن دان براون أدرك فرط التشويق الموجود فى الرواية فكان بيضيف فقرات مملة ولا ليها أى لازمة حقيقية إلا أنها تعطل القارئ كام ثانية على
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Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Daha önce okuduğum kitaplardan aldığım Brown tadını alamadım.
Ana T.
After I read The DaVinci Code, which I liked, and Angels and Demons, which I loved I put the other Dan Brown books on my wish list. I was recently sent this one as part of a bookring and decided to read it.

Rachel Sexton works for the National Reconnaissance Office as an intelligence officer. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Her father's main offensive, and a very popular one, against the incumbent President is to attack the huge amount of NASA funding. Rache
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Mike Padilla
Apr 13, 2007 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thriller
So bad. I was annoyed that it took so long to reveal how bad of a book it was that I had to finish just to see where the lame plot twists ended up.

It is just too far fetched. The Father Sexton character is not believable at all. No father would act like that. Dan Brown looked up a little science to base his book on but "Deception Point" is about logic and statistical accuracy which he didn't research at all. The holes in these scientists' logic made the book unreadable.
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Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIM
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