Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Deception Point” as Want to Read:
Deception Point
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Deception Point

by
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  324,949 ratings  ·  6,079 reviews
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. Rachel is barely on speaking terms with her father, believing him to be totally corrup ...more
Paperback, 585 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Corgi Books (first published October 30th 2001)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Deception Point, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Johnny I enjoyed it. It had me fooled up until the very end, which I can appreciate in a good book. Also, Dan Brown does a very nice job of keeping the…moreI enjoyed it. It had me fooled up until the very end, which I can appreciate in a good book. Also, Dan Brown does a very nice job of keeping the reader hooked throughout.(less)
Heavy Duty People by Iain ParkeEveryone Burns by John DolanHeavy Duty Attitude by Iain ParkeThe Liquidator by Iain ParkeHeavy Duty Trouble by Iain Parke
Favourite Crime & Thrillers
131st out of 395 books — 505 voters
It Lives in The Basement by Sahara FoleyThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Best Titles Ever
71st out of 158 books — 29 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Nikki
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
...more
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 Langdo
...more
Madeline
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
...more
NG
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
...more
Parker
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
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
...more
Mona
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
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!
Stefan Yates
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
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
...more
Sofia
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
...more
Wei Cho
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
...more
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
...more
Odai Alsaeed
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.
Engy Moussa
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
...more
Mackenzie
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
...more
Mike Padilla
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.
Cadrabble
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.
Paul
Apr 05, 2014 Paul rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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
...more
Liz
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
...more
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'. :)
Ankit Agrawal
Before I read this book I didn't used to understand why people hate Dan Brown so much? Why they call him the most over rated writer? After reading this book I have the answer.

Dan just doesn't want to keep it straight forward and simple. He wants to go extreme with everything.
The plot is extreme - A NASA discovery about a meteorite suggesting extraterrestrial life.
The characters are extreme - The Senator who is a candidate for Presidency and his daughter Rachel Sexton, Michael Tolland – an ocean
...more
Tracey
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
...more
Simon Jones
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
...more
Patrick Gibson
Feb 22, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: preposterous action adventure lovers
Shelves: testosterone
Why you ask? Hell people, I read Clive Cussler and David Gibbins—what do you expect? These books are like desert (at a fancy restaurant—not my house). You read them for the sugar content and comparison. Then, when you start something by, lets say, Cormac McCarthy, you remember ‘Deception Point’ and congratulate yourself ‘ah—the English language will survive and your brain just may not have turned to pudding.’

But here’s the caveat: before it was popular to hate Dan Brown and that whole DaVinci pi
...more
Shannan
Mar 20, 2008 Shannan rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Matt Sanchez
Shelves: 2008
I have now read all four of Dan Brown's books(author of The Da vinci Code. And like the other three, Deception Point followed the Dan Brown formula. In all books the main male character is a white, good looking very intelligent man with a broken heart from loves past. The main female character is white, attractive, very intelligent and always knows the right moments to be vulnerable or strong. The sub-characters are all short, fat, ethnic, homosexual, eccentric, and disposable.

Just like the oth
...more
Joe
I have read all of the "Professor Langdon" series by Dan Brown. Some of them are good, some not so much but they are all basically the same book. A travelogue adventure in exotic locales mixing (pseudo)history and (pseudo)science with adventure and PG-13 romance. I wanted to read "Deception Point" to see what Dan Brown was like when writing a different kind of book.

Oh, sweet, silly Joe, you are so naive. "Deception Point" is EXACTLY the same book as all of his others, for better or worse. I had
...more
texast
i'm not a big fan of the "thriller" genre, but an ex-boyfriend left this book in my suitcase once and I decided to give it a go. it was an extremely quick and easy read, and was entertaining enough for me not to throw it out.

like most books of this caliber, it contains the following:

a rugged, sexy, recenlty widowed or divorced guy with highly specialized job.

a super smart, beautiful woman who has a great job (lawyer, doctor, politician, etc) and who doesn't know how pretty she is.

some over-the-t
...more
Ahmed Abdo
عند قرائتي لدان براون لا استطيع الا ان انفصل عن الواقع
لاجد نفسي داخل الروايه وكانني البطل
اعيش كل الاحداث واشاهد جميع جميع الاماكن

لا استتطيع وصف ما اشعر به اثناء قرائتي فعلا


لا اعرف عن ماذا اعلق
هل اقرا روايه
ام كتاب علمي

حقيقة استمتعت
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Top 3 favorite books? 36 405 Oct 06, 2014 05:41PM  
For a movie... Deception Point or The Lost Symbol? 65 307 Sep 23, 2014 02:38PM  
Would you recommend this book? 49 180 Apr 11, 2014 01:40AM  
Would you rather live in a world without NASA or have children's education costs higher? 38 243 Nov 29, 2013 02:07AM  
Reading Everythin...: Deception Point 4 18 Jun 08, 2013 07:42AM  
Deception Point 11 91 Nov 29, 2012 01:17AM  
  • The Matarese Countdown (Matarese #2)
  • Fire Ice (NUMA Files, #3)
  • The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, #4)
  • Race the Pale Horse
  • Last Man Standing
  • Scarecrow (Shane Schofield, #3)
  • The Moscow Vector (Covert-One, #6)
  • Takedown (Scot Harvath, #5)
  • The Venetian Betrayal (Cotton Malone, #3)
  • The Messiah Code
630
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
...more
More about Dan Brown...
Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) Digital Fortress The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)

Share This Book

“Sooner or later we've all got to let go of our past.” 839 likes
“Nobody tells you what you can and can't do.” 60 likes
More quotes…