Deception Point

Thursday, April 22, 2010 |

Deception Point (2001) is a techno-thriller novel by Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Digital Fortress, and The Lost Symbol.

Intelligence Analyst Rachel Sexton is in her mid-thirties, is single, and works for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). Her father, Senator Sedgewick Sexton, is a presidential candidate who is more popular than incumbent President of the United States Zachary Herney. The President sends her to the Arctic as part of a team of experts to confirm and authenticate findings made by NASA deep within the Milne Ice Shelf. NASA's new Polar Orbiting Density Scanner (PODS), part of the Earth Observation System (EOS), a collection of satellites monitoring the globe for signs of large-scale change, has found an extremely dense spot in the Milne Ice Shelf. At this spot NASA discovers a very dense meteorite. In it are fossils of bugs very similar to, but not the same as, species on earth. NASA claims this as proof of extraterrestrial life.. [Read More from My Corner]