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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 ...more
Hardcover, 622 pages
Published 2005 by Bastei-Lübbe (first published 2001)
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Mohammed Arabey
Feb 05, 2016 Mohammed Arabey 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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Nikki
Jun 05, 2008 Nikki 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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Madeline
Aug 19, 2009 Madeline rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Alejandro
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 Parker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 29, 2010 NG 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
Sep 05, 2012 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Alex Duncan
Jul 05, 2013 Alex Duncan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
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 Sofia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Stefan Yates
Apr 16, 2012 Stefan Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Wei Cho rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Odai Alsaeed
Nov 22, 2008 Odai Alsaeed 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.
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.
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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Ali
Oct 23, 2015 Ali 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 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 م
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Mike Padilla
Apr 08, 2009 Mike Padilla rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
LJ
DECEPTION POINT – VG
Brown, Dan – 2nd book, Stand Alone

Struggling to rebound from a series of embarrassing blunders that have jeopardized its political life at the start of this lively thriller, NASA makes an astounding discovery: there is a meteor embedded deep within the arctic ice. And it isn't just any meteor. Inside the huge rock, which crashed to earth in 1716, are fossils of giant insects proof of extraterrestrial life. Yet, given NASA's slipping reputation, the question arises: Is the me
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Engy Moussa
Aug 05, 2011 Engy Moussa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
18:50, 29/7/2011 Mission accomplished:D Am done w."Deception Point" by Dan Brown Another awesome thrilling novel of hid, as usual. Highly recommended... Full brief review will be written later :)


17:50, 5/8/2011 SOOOOOOOO Here is my full review :) ENJOY!!
“Everybody lies” is a phrase that keeps being repeated over and over again in every episode of the famous American TV series House. Most people believe in the truth of this phrase, however I am not one of them; or at least I am not, except when
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Mackenzie
Sep 19, 2011 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely wonderful. I'm saying that right at the beginning.

I love this Dan Brown book so much to the point of fangirling. I think this is Mr. Brown at his best and perhaps his more underrated books out of everything he's published so far. I also have no idea why it's not being made into series. Perhaps that's a good thing because too much of a good thing can make the magic disappear, but I think I could live with one or two more Michael Tolland book.

I give props for the shocking twist at the
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Liz
Jun 11, 2012 Liz 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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Simon Jones
Apr 12, 2014 Simon Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dan Brown is never going to win any literary awards that's for sure. Mixed metaphors abound ("a searing pain sliced into her head..." etc), the use of the word "ephemeral" where I'm pretty sure he means "ethereal", and the explanation of how due to a childhood accident where our main character fell into a frozen lake, she now suffers from "hydrophobia". As there's no further reference to her foaming at the mouth, I can only assume he means "aquaphobia". The list goes on.

And yet, it doesn't matte
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Paul
Apr 05, 2014 Paul rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Die hard Dan Brown fans only
Recommended to Paul by: Self inflicted
Shelves: thrillers

Deception Point by Dan Brown

I read 'The Da Vinci Code' & 'Angels & Demons'. I quite enjoyed them. 'Deception Point', published in 2001 is another story (no pun intended). I could only stomach 30 pages before i threw in the towel. What a load of unmitigated, illogical, wooden, cliched rubbish. But i'll waste another 20 minutes out of my life to tell you why.
In the first few pages some bloke out in the frozen wastes of (Antarctica?) is descended on by two fellows who land in a helicopte
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Zahraa Kazzaz
Aug 08, 2015 Zahraa Kazzaz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
دائما مايبهرنا براون برواياته... قصة، حبكة، معلومات، اثارة، وجمال
ذكرتني هذه المرة بالمسلسل الامريكي
prison break
حين تلتف الاحداث فجأة على ابطال الرواية
فيتحول الصديق الى عدو والعدو الى طرف آخر....
ولن ادخل في التفاصيل كي ﻻ افسد متعة غيري فيها..
بعيدا هذه المرة عن فك الرموز وعن شخصية روبرت ﻻنغدون الخﻻبة
كان لدي فضول كبير، كيف سيدخل براون الاثارة -المعتادة في رواياته- هذه المرة..
حقيقة لم اتخيل ابدا مفاجآته... والا لم تكن كذلك...
واقولها مرة ثانية ان اكبر تحدي من الكاتب لنفسه اوﻻ وللقراء ثانيا
ان يجعل ك
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Miquel Reina
Nov 05, 2015 Miquel Reina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deception Point is one of my favorite Dan Brown books. And although I have to admit that for my taste Dan Brown novels are sometimes a bit too archetypal and with a Hollywood blockbuster style, in general, I think it's a book that achieves its goal: to entertain the reader.
The rhythm of the novel is frantic and the plot of the essential "conspiracy" of Dan Brown's books for me is one of the best and most interesting. I have always felt a great attraction to thrillers in which politics and scienc
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نرمين الشامي

بأنتهائي من قراءة هذا العمل اكون قد ختمت جميع اعمال دان براون
وما اكتشفته من قراءتي لأعماله انها كلها تدور بنفس السياق بطل وبطلة احدهما يكون الراوي ومؤسسة حكومية ضخمة عليها مؤامرة وقتلة سفاحين يطاردون الابطال وشخصية شريرة غامضة تكشف في نهاية الرواية وغالبا تكون ابعد شخصية عن الشك وسر لا يعلمه العالم وتفاصيل علمية وسياحيةكثيرة وان كانت هذه الرواية شذت عن القاعدة في نقطة الوصف السياحي حيث انها الرواية الوحيدة التي لم يتناول فيها الكاتب أماكن سياحية لانها كلها تحدث في القطب الشمالي وواشنطن واخيرا نه
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Rade
May 28, 2015 Rade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5

As someone who tried and failed (miserably I might add) to read Brown's other books, I was a bit skeptical about reading this one. First, it was 736 pages long and I really hate to start big reads and give up on them. I feel like I would disappoint myself. Second, it had a mix of reviews and quite a few of them gave it one star and flagged it as boring and cliche as hell (some even said Brown's characters are all the same which makes it quite boring). And third, Brown's stories never really
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Cadrabble
Dec 09, 2008 Cadrabble rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a real page turner. Quite an easy read that pulls the reader in with a fascinating plot, the occasional twist, and an energy to his writing that keeps one thinking where the story is leading to. Dan Brown manages to paint a vivid picture of the characters and surroundings, without laboring on details. Highly recommended.
Salymar
After I have read this, I swore to myself that I am not going to read a Dan Brown book anymore. Though this book is not the worst ever, I just prefer Dan Brown's classics -- and by that, I mean the 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons'. :)
Tracey
Dec 21, 2007 Tracey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
I borrowed this from my father-in-law; like nearly everyone else, I'd read The Da Vinci Code earlier this year & was interested in seeing what else Brown had done.

Rachel Sexton, a data analyst/gister for the National Reconnaissance Office, is asked by the President of the United States to go on a rather unusual (and very secret) mission. She finds this odd, as her estranged father is currently running against the current President. This mission takes her to Antarctica, where she is asked to
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Goodreads Librari...: Page Number Wrong 12 26 Apr 20, 2015 03:09PM  
Would you recommend this book? 61 226 Feb 09, 2015 08:25PM  
For a movie... Deception Point or The Lost Symbol? 67 336 Jan 28, 2015 12:00AM  
Top 3 favorite books? 43 466 Jan 07, 2015 04:53AM  
Would you rather live in a world without NASA or have children's education costs higher? 38 252 Nov 29, 2013 02:07AM  
Reading Everythin...: Deception Point 4 23 Jun 08, 2013 07:42AM  
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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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