The novel begins with a very interesting hook: A dog sledder and his dogs are thrown out of a helicopter into a crack in the ice. From there, things go very high tech. Without giving too much away, there's a meteor from space with proof of life on another planet. And the Senator who is running for President, and his daughter, who works for the current President. And lots of other interesting and intriguing people.
As with Dan Brown's other books, this is a fast-paced thriller. But I have become more dissatisfied with how the books end. There is almost a miraculous ending to all of Brown's books I've read so far. I can stretch my imagination to Speculative Fiction (formerly known as Science Fiction), but I can't wrap my brain around what is suppose to be real life today with miraculous endings. Especially when, as in this book, the ending is supposed to be due to natural causes. Nature, in my experience, seldom rescues people.
Nonetheless, this was a fun, light read.