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ISBN13: 9780671027360
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When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol — seared into the chest of a murdered physicist — he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati... the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth.

The Illuminati has surfaced from the shadows to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy... the Catholic Church.

Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces he has hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.

Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair... a secret location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war...

Review:

"[W]ell-plotted if over-the-top....Though its premises strain credulity, Brown's tale is laced with twists and shocks that keep the reader wired right up to the last revelation." Publishers Weekly

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"A breathless real-time adventure....Exciting, fast-paced, with an unusually high IQ." San Francisco Chronicle

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"[P]lenty of thrilling cat-and-mouse maneuvers and life-or-death cliffhangers....Romance, religion, science, murder, mysticism, architecture, action. Go!" Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

An ancient secret brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
An unthinkable target.

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization — the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

Synopsis:

An ancient secret brotherhood.

A devastating new weapon of destruction.

An unthinkable target.

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization — the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

About the Author

Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. He has made appearances on CNN, The Today Show, National Public Radio, Voice of America, as well as in the pages of Newsweek, People, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, and others. His novels have been translated and published in more than 30 languages around the world.

Dan is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts fully to writing. In 1996, his interest in code-breaking and covert government agencies led him to write his first novel, Digital Fortress, which quickly became a #1 national bestselling eBook. Set within the clandestine National Security Agency, the novel explores the fine line between civilian privacy and national security. Brown's follow-up techno-thriller, Deception Point, centered on similar issues of morality in politics, national security, and classified technology.

The son of a Presidential Award-winning math professor and of a professional sacred musician, Dan grew up surrounded by the paradoxical philosophies of science and religion. These complementary perspectives served as inspiration for his acclaimed novel Angels & Demons — a science vs. religion thriller set within a Swiss physics lab and Vatican City. Recently, he has begun work on a series of symbology thrillers featuring his popular protagonist Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of iconography and religious art. The upcoming series will include books set in Paris, London, and Washington D.C.

Dan's wife, Blythe — an art historian and painter — collaborates on his research and accompanies him on his frequent research trips, their latest to Paris, where they spent time in the Louvre for his new thriller, The Da Vinci Code.

In its first week on sale, The Da Vinci Code achieved unprecedented success when it debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list, simultaneously topping bestseller lists at The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and San Francisco Chronicle. Later, the book hit #1 on every major bestseller list in the country. The book is now being adapted for film by Columbia Pictures.

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right wing jake, January 26, 2010 (view all comments by right wing jake)
I really liked how it started with science.
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barbfink, May 29, 2009 (view all comments by barbfink)
You know the saying you can't judge a book by its cover. Well I have a new one for you, you can't judge a book based on a movie.

This book is actually the first of the Robert Langdon stories written, but the second made into a movie.

The story is based on a Satanic (not in the convential sense) Cult called the Illuminati. The Illuminati or 'the englightened ones' were a group of men that felt that the church's teachings were inaccurate. They took it upone themselves to carefully and secretly fight against the church.

This story brings the Illuminati 400 years forward into present day where technology is at it's peak and the Vatican is about to select a new pope. Coincidence, I think not.

There is a race against time to see who will win the Illuminati or Robert Langdon. Only the end will tell.
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Shella_Garrgue, December 23, 2008 (view all comments by Shella_Garrgue)
The best book i ever read. Every chapter you read will encourage you to read the next part. THE BEST BOOK EVER!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671027360
Author:
Brown, Dan
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Location:
New York
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Papacy
Subject:
Vatican city
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
GTR-177
Publication Date:
June 26, 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 9.984 oz

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Product details 608 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671027360 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[W]ell-plotted if over-the-top....Though its premises strain credulity, Brown's tale is laced with twists and shocks that keep the reader wired right up to the last revelation."
"Review" by , "A breathless real-time adventure....Exciting, fast-paced, with an unusually high IQ."
"Review" by , "[P]lenty of thrilling cat-and-mouse maneuvers and life-or-death cliffhangers....Romance, religion, science, murder, mysticism, architecture, action. Go!"
"Synopsis" by , An ancient secret brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
An unthinkable target.

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization — the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

"Synopsis" by ,
An ancient secret brotherhood.

A devastating new weapon of destruction.

An unthinkable target.

World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization — the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

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