It centres around a once in a lifetime discovery made by NASA, of extra-terrestial fossils in a meteorite discovered buried under the Milne Ice Shelf in the Arctic. The government brings in civilian experts to verify the NASA data independently, but they soon discover all is not what it seems and an elaborate fraud is being played on the American public in a bid to secure votes.
Soon the daughter of one of the Presidential candidates and a celebrity oceanographer find themselves fleeing for their lives, whilst trying to save the critical evidence they possess. The story revolves around government agencies, high tech' weaponry, communications and espionage.
I have to admit I am now a Dan Brown fan, his writing is always 'edge of the seat' stuff and keeps you gripped throughout. He also researches his books very well and I am often amazed at the stuff you learn, even if some of it's not 'real', you believe it is by the end. Dan spins a good yarn and always delivers a satisfactory ending.
If you enjoy thrillers on a bigger scale, with lots of detail and the story to move at a fast pace, I am certain you would enjoy this book.