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Deception Point

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  439,114 Ratings  ·  7,280 Reviews
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 ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 451 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Washington Square Press (first published November 1st 2001)
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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
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
Mohammed Arabey
Aug 11, 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
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
I liked a lot this novel!


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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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
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
Ali AlShewail
Feb 27, 2016 Ali AlShewail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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
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.
Zahra Rhm
Sep 13, 2016 Zahra Rhm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery
مبارزه سیاسی، دروغ، تهمت و قتل برای رسیدن به قدرت.
مردم نیاز دارن که به مسئولین اعتماد کنن. این اعتماد کسب کردنیه. اگر رسوایی چند سیاست مدار مشخص بشه، جو اعتماد از بین میره و مردم نسبت به همه شون بی اعتماد می شن.
رئیس جمهور با اخلاق تلاش می کنه که تبلیغات منفی درمورد رقیب انتخاباتی ش (سناتور سکستون) نکنه. با وجود این که از رسوایی اخلاقی و کارهای غیرقانونی اون خبر داره، اما به اطرافیانش اجازه نمیده که رسواش کنن. چون معتقده که اعتماد مردم به فضای حکومتی مخدوش میشه. با این حال صفخات آخر داستان به صور
Vimal Thiagarajan
Ultra-Pacy and entertaining. An All-nighter after a really, really long time.
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
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
نسبتا روان و جالب بود ولی یک جاهایی اش زیادی خیالی بود.مثلا این که رئیس جمهور آمریکا انگار کاری جز رسیدگی به ناسا و سرنوشت سه تا غیرنظامی نداشت!!و هی اتفاقی جان به دربردن های شخصیت های اصلی داستان منطق روایی نداشتند ولی خب در این سبک کتاب ها عنصر اتفاق نقش پررنگی دارد.
آخرهای داستان یک غافلگیری خیلی جالب داشت هرچند آن هم خیلی منطقی نبود ولی واقعا آدم را حیرت زده می کرد.
پرداخت خوبی داشت ولی شخصیت پردازی ها ضعیف بودند.
به عنوان سرگرمی کتاب خوبی بود و ترجمه ی روانی هم داشت.
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
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
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Deception Point, Dan Brown
عنوانها: نقطه فریب؛ تزویر؛
داستانی تخیلی از دسیسه های ناسا، در میان یخ های قطب، دن براون این اثر را در سال 2001 منتشر کرده، به گیرائی راز داوینچی نیست، ولی هیجان دارد.
رمان «نقطه ی فریب» دن براون با ترجمه نوشین ریشهری را انتشارات نگارینه منتشر کرده، همین رمان با نام «تزویر» با ترجمه ی مهدی حقیقت جو نیز منتشر شده است
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
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
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'. :)
May 28, 2015 Rade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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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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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