Wednesday, October 19, 2011


by Dan Brown
Simon & Schuster
464 pp.

Rachel Sexton, daughter of Senator Sedgewick Sexton, is sent on assignment to report on NASA's most recent discovery: a meteor embedded deep in the Arctic ice, and inside the meteor -- evidence of terrestrial life.  When she and scientist Michael Tolland uncover the possibility of fraud, suddenly they become the target of a political conspiracy aimed at destroying anyone who stands in its way.

I'm a big fan of Dan Brown and have read Angels & Demons, DaVinci Code and The Lost Symbol, all of which I loved. Hungering for more, I picked up this earlier Brown book on CD. I was not disappointed. While it doesn't have the same lure as his three most recent bestsellers, Deception Point kept me on the edge of my seat. The plot races by at breakneck speed, has plenty of twists and turns, and keeps you guessing until the end. A thoroughly enjoyable ride.

While this is not marketed for teens, I think it would appeal to many of them. There is some profanity, but not an abundance of it. Just here and there. And just a hint at sex near the end. Violence is present, but only moderately so. Several people get killed in various ways, but it's not overly descriptive. DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons were far more violent than this book. Deception Point is written from many points of view, both male and female, so it appeals to either gender. A true thriller. A lot of fun to read.

Rating:       3 1/2 stars out of 5
Profanity:  Moderate
Sex:            Mild (just a hint)
Violence:    Moderate


  1. This book sounds like something I'd love! Thanks

  2. I love Dan Brown. I'll definitely check this out!