In the book Deception Point Dan Brown manages to create a story with anything one could ask from a conspiracy novel.
Last night, I found myself in bed reaching for an extra blanket. My air conditioner wasn’t on and the temperature wasn’t particularly cold outside, but I was wrapped up in Deception Point enough to forget that it’s May. Dan Brown’s writing kept me focused on the story for hour after hour.
This thriller may not be about religion, but he comes through with a political conspiracy story to keep readers hooked with every page.
Keeping you at the edge of your seat at all times. This book contains all of the elemental components of a thriller with lots of murder and mayhem, but it’s also got unusual depth and realism to the tale. For example, Dan Brown made a point of only writing about technology that currently exists. I was amazed by how much I didn’t know about the weapons currently available.
For me, the characters are as important as the plot is to me. That’s what really shoots otherwise well written books up from four stars to five. My expectations were not only met but exceeded. I found the character of Rachel Sexton riveting. Not just beautiful but brilliant, she works as a ‘gister’ for the President to create summaries of Intelligence reports.
Rachel’s father is the President’s most threatening opponent in the upcoming election, creating delicious tension. In order to take advantage of his employee’s ties with the opposition, she is chosen to report on a discovery at the Arctic Circle that is expected to be unbelievable, at the very least. She goes on to develop a romantic relationship with a Michael Tolland, a famous oceanographer.
Once Rachel arrives at the Arctic Circle, events unfold which make it highly unlikely that she be left alive. Dan, you definitely earned five stars with this book. I don’t want to give away too much, but this book left me guessing until the very end. I was really surprised!
Richard Poe reading remains steady as the plot twists and turns.