Yes, I picked up Dan Brown’s newest release, “The Lost Symbol.” I’m 50 pages into it and hated putting it down already.

But before “The Lost Symbol,” actually three books before, Dan Brown authored, “Deception Point.” I had been hesitant to read it because though many friends recommended it, many others said Brown hadn’t yet developed his gripping narrative style. “Deception” is a government conspiracy novel with a “not of this world” twist.

I loved “Deception Point.” Found it hard to stop reading. Read it while I was fishing in Canada (the fishing was slow).

For a purely enjoyable page-turner, pick up “Deception Point!”