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Deception Point

Dan Brown’s Deception Point.

Once again Dan has written an excellent book. I really like the fast pace of the book. The suspense is excellent. Its amazing how he writes almost effortlessly. The story is really good and fresh. Infact i like it more than Digital Fortress.

My liking order would be : 1. Angels & demons, 2. The Da Vinci Code, 3. Deception point and 4. Digital Fortress.

now the plot : When a new NASA satellite detects evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election. With the Oval Office in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Arctic to verify the authenticity of the find. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel uncovers the unthinkable – evidence of scientific trickery – a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy.

Before they can go public with the vital information, a highly skilled team of special forces are sent to destroy them. Battling nature’s deadly elements as well as unstoppable killer armed with incredibly high-tech arsenal, the duo struggle to survive and discern the truth.

The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all?

The book started off very well… but towards the end it was kinda dragging. but tats just like the last few chapters and by the time u almost reach the end its a all fast pacing again.

With author Dan Brown at the helm, readers are virtually guaranteed a book which is thrilling, intense and riveting. I really enjoyed the book and is a must read for Dan brown fans.

i would give 4.0  out of 5.
Happy reading:)


January 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

Count to ten

Karen Rose – Count to Ten.

Count to ten

Lieutenant Reed Solliday works for the Chicago fire department. He is a widower, who still haven’t forgotten his past love. He has a 14 yr old daughter and his adopted sister lives close by to take care of them. He has got a new case up his sleeve again. But this time its nothing he has ever experienced. Its devastating, vicious and in one case homicidal.

Mia Mitchell is with the Chicago police department. She still hasn’t gotten over the past for not saving her partner in a shootout and is determined to find the culprit. But then she is paired with Reed Solliday for a new arson case. Mia was raised by an abusive father, who was a cop, and she has never revealed the story to anyone. Her sister is in jail for armed robbery and only she knows the horror both lived thorough. Mia has found it hard to trust a man and at 34 has pretty much given up hope of finding a man she can love and trust.

When both are assigned this case, they find out they don’t go together well yet feel there is a lot of heat between them. But Both are determined not to let the fires of passion confuse them and push them into a deeper relationship. Maybe they can enjoy the fire without paying the price. They have a serial firebug who is murdering and raping the women then burning them up in the houses. At first it is not considered a serial. But shortly after the first body is found, another house and woman are burned and raped.

Together, Mia and Reed race to stop a killer whose violence is escalating by the day. In a series of horrifying murders, they both know that the killer won’t stop until they stop him. As Reed and Mia sift through the clues, additional fires and victims start piling up, as a madman is seeking vengeance on people who failed him and his brother, and they can’t seem to connect the dots, but sure seem to connect with each other. As they get closer to the truth, Mia gets into the cross hairs of the killer, who plans to use her to detract attention before he completes his revenge.

will they be able to find the killer soon and stop the horrifying incidents before he hurts their loved ones? will they be able to get past each others preferences and make a future for themselves?

* Its the first time i have read a Karen rose book. and boy do i like it! its fun, refreshing and feels almost real.. though i felt the pace between Mia and Reed are kinda slow, still the rest of the story makes up for it. It also explore the relation between a father and a daughter. which is really sad at times but is also cute otherwise. Mia’s past haunts her till today but with Reed in her life now, she seems to be getting over it. She was a strong character which i loved and Reed was very real and believable. It did drag from time to time but otherwise the whole package is excellent. its definitely worth the read.

i would give it 3.9  out of 5.
Happy reading:)

January 31, 2009 at 6:14 pm Leave a comment

Digital Fortress

Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress.

digital fortress

Well to start off the book is about people working in a very secret organization called the NSA [National Security Agency] They Break codes and practically save the U.S from all the terrorist attacks.. Now in the beginning we are introduced to the character Susan Fletcher, head of cryptography And her fiance David Becker, a professor at Georgetown university, who were planning to go for a holiday that day but instead We are made to know that he is being sent off to a mission on behalf of NSA to Spain.

Susan is asked to come to the NSA as soon as possible where we meet The deputy director of operations[in NSA], commander Strathmore. In between all this we also come to know about the TRANSLTR, a machine which can break any code there is. Soon its understood that there is something seriously wrong going on. Strathmore explains to susan that they are finally stuck. Their previous employee Ensei Tankado has finally been able to find the ultimate unbreakable code, called the Digital Fortress. He demands that the world knows about the TRANSLTR so that people know that their privacy is being hacked upon or else it explodes and all their files will be able to be viewed by every other person with a modem. And the only way to stop it is by using the pass-key which is with Ensei. But unfortunately he is killed even before anyone can make out what they have to do.

Meanwhile David is in Spain trying to retrieve the belongings of Ensei Tankado, where he was killed. His orders were to touch nothing and read nothing and bring everything back. He finds out that Ensei was wearing a ring which is not there anymore.. And he has to go through many obstacles to find that ring. In NSA Susan finds out many secrets and lies which is an absolute shock for her and is desperate to stop the crumbling situation she has found herself in, not just for her but also for her country and in the end for the man she loves. Now its up to David to find the ring, which is believed to have the inscription of the pass key and help stop the doom awaiting upon the NSA and in turn the U.S intelligence.

* What i liked about the book is the fast pace in which everything happens. The main characters are very interesting and its like a web where everything is interconnected. The thing i didn’t like is the few sub characters, don’t know why but they seem to be irritating especially since they didn’t do what they were supposed to but kept interfering mostly.
But in total the book is a really good read and especially a must read for fans of Dan Brown who has read his other books [ The Da vinci code being the most popular and controversial]

I would give it 3.8 out of 5.
Happy reading:)

January 31, 2009 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

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