Oct 7, 2010, 1:47 PM
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher and Date of Publication: Pocket Books; 2001
Paperback; 557 pages
The Presidency of Zachary Herney is on the brink of collapse due to its NASA policy. And obsessed with succeeding him is Senator Sedgewick Sexton whose presidential ambition is underpinned by the privatization of space travel. To save Herney' s floundering presidency, William Pickering, head of NRO, arranges for a fake meteorite to be buried deep in the
Rachel travels to the
Coincidentally, the fax message is received by Gabrielle Ashe, who works as Senator Sexton's personal assistant. When Senator Sexton lays hands on the incriminating document, he rubs his hands in glee, anxious to sink Herney' s presidency. Despite pleas to the contrary, Senator Sexton refuses to see reason, seeing the document as the key to his own presidency.
It is later discovered that William Pickering has orchestrated the entire deception. And when Senator Sexton goes public with his information of the fake discovery, he is laughed out of court as a vindictive politician. By contrast, President Herney is hailed for admitting his mistakes and apologizing to the American public.
This is an engrossing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout, as it is action-packed. Read it. Tel: 4494345.