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|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||372 (hardback) 580 (paperback)|
Deception Point is a 2001 mystery-thriller novel by American author Dan Brown. It is Brown's third novel and, as of 2019, his second and latest outside of the Robert Langdon series. It was published by Simon & Schuster.
The novel follows White House intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton's involvement in corroborating NASA's discovery of a meteorite that supposedly contains proof of extra terrestrial life. The discovery comes at a time close to the United States presidential election in which her father is running. The discovery will aid the campaign of her employer, the incumbent president, but put her further at odds with her already estranged father, a senator who is running for election. Sexton must discover whether the meteorite is genuine or not.