It’s Thursday once again and we’re back with my newest favorite book meme, #ThrowbackThursday created by Renee of It’s Book Talk (https://itsbooktalk.com/) as her way of sharing some of her favorite oldies but goodies books that were published more than a year ago. Check out her blog to see her TBT recommendations this week 🙂
Today, I love some science fiction and drama, so I chose Deception Point by Dan Brown.
by Dan Brown
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.
Rachel Sexton is one tough woman who isn’t fazed by her own powerful senator-father. NASA makes a very interesting discovery, one that might change one’s beliefs about aliens. There’s a conspiracy within the political ranks and the powers that be were doing their best to keep NASA from being dismantled.
A year after Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was turned into a movie, I got the chance to read this other book with sci-fi distinction. It was only then I realized that this book came first before A&D and Da Vinci. I never thought Brown could write something like this. I liked that the use of cutting-edge technology and futuristic fighting equipment was prolifically translated in the book.
This book leaves you wondering what’s coming next, and makes you feel like watching a great flick instead of just reading it. Well, actually, this book reminded me a lot of X-Files (Moulder and Scully!!! – ugh, I feel old!)
Overall, if you’re into science fiction and astronomy stories, this book is for you. I hope to read other books by the author (the last book I read of him was Da Vinci Code) and hope to understand what makes people tick when they read Dan Brown. Admit it or not, he is quite controversial, don’t you think?