THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY OF THE PAST 2000 YEARS IS ABOUT TO UNRAVEL WHILE IN PARIS ON BUSINESS, HARVARD SYMBOLOGIST ROBERT LANGDON RECEIVES AN URGENT LATE-NIGHT PHONE CALL: THE ELDERLY CURATOR OF THE LOUVRE HAS BEEN MURDERED INSIDE THE MUSEUM. NEAR THE BODY, POLICE HAVE FOUND A BAFFLING CIPHER. SOLVING THE ENIGMATIC RIDDLE, LANGDON IS STUNNED TO DISCOVER IT LEADS TO A TRAIL OF CLUES HIDDEN IN THE WORKS OF DA VINCI... CLUES VISIBLE FOR ALL TO SEE... AND YET INGENIOUSLY DISGUISED BY THE PAINTER. LANGDON JOINS FORCES WITH A ...
THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY OF THE PAST 2000 YEARS IS ABOUT TO UNRAVEL WHILE IN PARIS ON BUSINESS, HARVARD SYMBOLOGIST ROBERT LANGDON RECEIVES AN URGENT LATE-NIGHT PHONE CALL: THE ELDERLY CURATOR OF THE LOUVRE HAS BEEN MURDERED INSIDE THE MUSEUM. NEAR THE BODY, POLICE HAVE FOUND A BAFFLING CIPHER. SOLVING THE ENIGMATIC RIDDLE, LANGDON IS STUNNED TO DISCOVER IT LEADS TO A TRAIL OF CLUES HIDDEN IN THE WORKS OF DA VINCI... CLUES VISIBLE FOR ALL TO SEE... AND YET INGENIOUSLY DISGUISED BY THE PAINTER. LANGDON JOINS FORCES WITH A GIFTED FRENCH CRYPTOLOGIST, SOPHIE NEVEU, AND LEARNS THE LATE CURATOR WAS INVOLVED IN THE PRIORY OF SION-AN ACTUAL SECRET SOCIETY WHOSE MEMBERS INCLUDED SIR ISAAC NEWTON, BOTTICELLI, VICTOR HUGO, AND DA VINCI, AMONG OTHERS. THE LOUVRE CURATOR HAS SACRIFICED HIS LIFE TO PROTECT THE PRIORY`S MOST SACRED TRUST: THE LOCATION OF A VASTLY IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS RELIC, HIDDEN FOR CENTURIES. IN A BREATHLESS RACE THROUGH PARIS, LONDON, AND BEYOND, LANGDON AND NEVEU MATCH WITS WITH A FACELESS POWERBROKER WHO APPEARS TO WORK FOR OPUS DEI-A CLANDESTINE, VATICAN-SANCTIONED CATHOLIC SECT BELIEVED TO HAVE LONG PLOTTED TO SEIZE THE PRIORY`S SECRET. UNLESS LANGDON AND NEVEU CAN DECIPHER THE LABYRINTHINE PUZZLE IN TIME, THE PRIORY`S SECRET-AND A STUNNING HISTORICAL TRUTH-WILL BE LOST FOREVER. IN AN EXHILARATING BLEND OF RELENTLESS ADVENTURE, SCHOLARLY INTRIGUE, AND CUTTING WIT, SYMBOLOGIST ROBERT LANGDON (FIRST INTRODUCED IN DAN BROWN`S BESTSELLING ANGELS & DEMONS ) IS THE MOST ORIGINAL CHARACTER TO APPEAR IN YEARS. THE DA VINCI CODE HERALDS THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW BREED OF LIGHTENING-PACED, INTELLIGENT THRILLER... SURPRISING AT EVERY TWIST, ABSORBING AT EVERY TURN, AND IN THE END, UTTERLY UNPREDICTABLE... RIGHT UP TO ITS ASTONISHING CONCLUSION.
I think the way Dan Brown works is really amazing. While you are reading a story, all the information that you read about cults, rituals, historic events and monuments are true and accurate. This book has a great story, is told in a superb way and is much better than the movie.
Oct 14, 2010
This is the first book by Mr. Brown that I have read. I was fascinated by this book from the very beginning. This book is full of twists and turns with a few puzzles tossed in. You will have finished this book without realizing you've spent all evening. This is not a book you want to pass up.
Aug 25, 2009
Favorite Book of All Time!
This is probably my favorite book of all time! This is the book I read - 5 or 6 years ago that really made me WANT to read... and read I have!!!
This book has it all. Murder, Mystery, History, Symbolism, Love, Tragedy, Travel, EVERYTHING!!! It's absolutely perfect.
This book... made me open my eyes to the possiblity of things out there that my momma didn't tell me about. I really felt liberated after reading this.
Jul 17, 2009
An Interesting Read
I only read this book because of the controversy surrounding it. I wanted to know what all the noise was about, so i did'nt expect to enjoy it as much as I did. It made you think about the possiblity of some things where religion is concerned. This book holds your attention from the very begining......
Jun 25, 2009
Very Interesting Book
I didn't think I would enjoy this book due to the involvement of religion but I thoroughly did. The problem solving in the book is excellent and I really liked the main character Langdon. A good read indeed!
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.