The Answer to Dan Brown's Deception Point Puzzle   The Question The back page of Deception Point has the following numbers mysteriously printed on it.... 1-V-116-44-11-89-44-46-L-51-130-19-118-L-32-118-116-130-28-116-32-44-133-U-130 The Answer The first thing to notice is the numer of chapters in Deception Point:. These numbers do infact refer to the chapter numbers of Deception Point. Each number represents the first letter of the corresponding chapter. The letters. V, L & U are simply there because no chapters begin with those letters. We now have the following sequence.... T V C I R H I O L F E N D L A D C E S C A I W U E Now What??? The next thing to notice is that there are 25 letters. 25 is a square number. The letters should be rearranged into what is called a Caeser Square. Write the letters across in a 5 x 5 square filling one row at a time.... T V C I R H I O L F E N D L A D C E S C A I W U E Now read down the columns..... THE DA VINCI CODE WILL SURFACE   Question # 1 : 2 : Gate # 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 All Other books: Digital Fortress Deception Point