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When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory—a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied ...more
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Published June 1st 2004 by Simon & Schuster Audio (first published November 1st 2001)
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Madeline
Aug 19, 2009 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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Mohammed Arabey
Dec 25, 2014 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 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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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 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
Oct 03, 2009 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
Jul 11, 2012 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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Deception Point, Dan Brown
Deception Point is a 2001 thriller novel written by Dan Brown.
A NASA satellite finds evidence of a rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, NASA proclaims a much-needed victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the upcoming presidential election. With the White House in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton and a team of experts to the Milne Ice Shelf to confirm the authenticity of the find.
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Alex Duncan
Oct 22, 2009 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!
Sofia
May 25, 2009 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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Kezzy Sparks
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good and engaging, because it's by Dan Brown, but not as great as Inferno or The Daily Vince Code. Actual rating 3.8
Wafa'a
أنا أعتبر دان براون كاتب عبقري له قدرة مذهلة
في خلق الإثارة والتشويق والتي غالباً ماتكون في
ظل مؤامرات ومطاردات بين أطراف كثيرة، أسلوب
السرد مشوق ووصفي للغاية ، كذلك طريقة الإنتقال
من مشهد لآخر تصويرية جداً ، والذي يجعل روايات
براون سينمائية من الدرجة الأولى، بالنسبة لي قراءة
روايات براون أشبه بمشاهدة فيلم سينمائي .. كذلك
يتميز باضافة معلومات هائلة ورهيبة في المحتوى.
اختلفت حقيقة الخديعة عن شفرة دافنشي وملائكة
وشياطين من حيث المحتوي الديني و فكرة الرموز
جاءت هذه المرة سياسية الطابع وذات خيال عل
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Wei Cho
Jan 27, 2012 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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Stefan Yates
Feb 02, 2012 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
Piyangie
I am a loyal fan of Dan Brown and am proud to say that I have read all his books except for the Angels & Demons which I hope to read in the near future. My first read of his work was The Da Vinci Code and from that point there was no stopping of reading his works.

Mr. Brown is an amazing story teller. In his books he combines actual historical incidents, historical institutions, secret societies that were and are in operation, secret government institution, agencies etc., with outstanding pl
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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.
Irmak
Uzun zaman önce okudum. Tek hatırladığım kitabı sevmemiştim. Ve bu yüzden de bir daha Dan Brown okumamıştım elimde başka kitapları olmasına rağmen. İçim yanıyor.
Salem

هذه الرواية بجانب رواية الحصن الرقمي هما الوحيدتان اللتان كتبهما دان براون خارج سلسلة
روبرت لانجدون، عالم الرموز الشهير، فقررت أن أبدأ بهما قبل الدخول لعالم لانجدون المثير
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في الحقيقة كنت أود الكتابة عن أحداث الرواية وأبطالها والمعلومات التي فيها ... ولكن وجدت
مراجعة عظيمة وشاملة للصديق محمد العربي
وسأكتفي بالإحالة عليها، تجدوها على هذا الرابط
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الرواية كانت ممتعة بلا أدنى شك، ومشوقة في بعض صفحاتها، لكن كان هناك أمر وحيد أنقص
من استمتاعي بها، كم التشابه بين حبكتها وحبكة الحصن الرقمي، والتي قرأتها م
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Ali AlShewail
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رواية
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 ٣ 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
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Odai Al-saeed
Nov 22, 2008 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.
Kübra Yağmur
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Daha önce okuduğum kitaplardan aldığım Brown tadını alamadım.
Liz
Jun 01, 2012 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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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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Mike Padilla
Apr 13, 2007 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.
Vimal Thiagarajan
Ultra-Pacy and entertaining. An All-nighter after a really, really long time.
Emma
Jan 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
3 and half stars!
I enjoyed this book, it was easy to get into. While I didn’t like some of the plot points this made for an interesting read.
Zahra Rhm
Sep 11, 2016 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
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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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Mackenzie
Sep 19, 2011 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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