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Rating: Deception Point by Dan Brown is a novel rated 5/5 by this reviewer
Author: Dan Brown
Published: 2001
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or

I absolutely loved Deception Point! It did not stop from the first page to the last and there isn't much sleep in between.

A man is murdered in the Arctic. A daughter doesn't have breakfast with her father, a Senator who is running for President. A heliocopter ride to the White House turns into a harrowing experience for a intelligence analyst who has no clue where she is going or why.

There are so many buried secrets in this book, its hard to keep track. But the biggest is something buried in the ice that should not be there. The big question is how did it get there and when. The answers are elusive and an oceanographer, the analyst, and a quirky astrophysist need to find the answers and fast.

The President is demanding answers, the Senator has his own agenda and when you meet the Sr. Security advisor to the President, you realize this ladyhas a real personality problem. On top of all this, add the Assistant to the Senator, who advises him on his campaign strategy. She is smart, beautiful and committed to getting the Senator into the White House. Until she starts to smell something fishy.

One of the best attributes of this book is the 3 main female characters. They are totally different in temperment, style and appearance. Each has her own agenda and principals. It is unusual to find a book in this genre' with such strong female lead characters, and it is a refreshing change. These women really drive the story and impact other people's decisions, sometimes wihout even trying.

Yes, there are guys too. Delta Force Special Ops, NASA scientists, politicians, and an intelligence man with an agenda that doesn't fit into any one elses plans. Dan Brown has really fleshed out everyone on the list. Insights into what is motivating the players is very important, but he also doesn't tip his hand at every opportunity. After all, the idea in this kind of book is to keep the reader guessing till the very end. And he really does!

I found this to be one more great read from Dan Brown. There is alot of technological talk in this one, but it is written with a lighter hand than most and explained on a level that even a layman can understand. The voice of one of the characters as the "explainer" makes the technobabble easy to take and not overwhelming. As for Mr. Brown, according to his picture in the book, he is a young guy, so we can expect more really good books from him.

Title: Deception Point
Author: Dan Brown
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or