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DECEPTION POINT By Dan Brown
I’ve done it. I’ve read all four of Dan Brown’s bestsellers, just completing his third book, Deception Point. My favorite of the four was Angels & Demons, followed by The Da Vinci Code. Deception Point would be my third favorite of the four. Deception Point is a thriller completely unlike Angels & Demons and Da Vinci Code in that it has nothing to do with religion and religious symbolism. Deception Point is a thriller about NASA and Washington and presidential politics and an ice shelf in the Antarctic and a tornado-like plume in the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, there is so much ice and water adventure that for a little while I thought I was reading a Clive Cussler novel. Dan Brown’s research is so impressive. There were actually times during Deception Point when I thought – OK – he knows NASA; he knows meteorites; he knows ancient ice configurations; he knows ocean fossils; and insider Washington politics. Is there anything this guy doesn’t know? Deception Point is a thriller, but after reading two Brown novels in a row, I found myself craving some feeling. All of the research and heart-pounding “will they make it out alive” drama had me needing a little subtlety – so I’m reading Anne Tyler for next week’s review. Dan Brown’s third novel, currently on the paperback bestseller list, is another thriller – Deception Point. On the Book Beat for KSL Newsradio 1160, I’m Amanda Dickson.