When you mix science and politics, you get deception.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
Deception Point revolves around a claim made by NASA that they have found proof of extraterrestrial life. A meteorite that landed in the Milne Ice Shelf has been tested for organisms and proved their theory. But, since the presidential election is close by, the president can’t take the risk of being embarrassed by a hoax. And NASA also needs some credit, because they stand at risk to lose funding from the government. So the president sends five people to investigate the claims. When the team discovers a small anomaly with the claim, they suddenly have to fight for their lives. The only way to survive is to get the information through to the right people. But, of course, nobody can really be trusted.
MEET THE TEAM
She is a data analyst for NRO. Her father is Senator Sexton. They have a rocky relationship since it was her father’s infidelity that indirectly caused her mother’s death.
He’s an oceanographer. (Who knew that’s a real job? I didn’t.) He’s a bit of a television celebrity from his science-based show. Out of all the characters, he has the most level head and chilled out personality.
He is an astrophysicist. He’s socially awkward but really brilliant at what he does.
She is a tough tomboy and a glaciologist. (Another job I didn’t know existed.)
A paleontologist who always dresses on point. We all know someone like Wailee Ming.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
Just like any other Dan Brown book, this one deserves five stars. If you need a book to kick back and relax with, then this is it. You will be sucked into this story, and you won’t be able to return to real life until you have reached the last page. I recommend this book one hundred percent.