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The Lost Symbolby Dan Brown
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In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling—a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths... all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object — artfully encoded with five symbols — is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation... one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon — a prominent Mason and philanthropist — is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations — all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for... his most thrilling novel yet.
“Dan Brown brings sexy back to a genre that had been left for dead....His code and clue-filled book is dense with exotica...amazing imagery...and the nonstop momentum that makes The Lost Symbol impossible to put down. Splendid....Another mind-blowing Robert Langdon story.” New York Times
“Thrilling in the extreme, a definite page-flipper.” Daily News (New York)
“Call it Brownian motion: a comet-tail ride of beautifully spaced reveals and a socko unveiling of the killer’s true identity.” Washington Post
“The wait is over. The Lost Symbol is here — and you don’t have to be a Freemason to enjoy it....Thrilling and entertaining, like the experience on a roller coaster.” Los Angeles Times
“Robert Langdon remains a terrific hero, a bookish intellectual who’s cool in a crisis and quick on his feet....The codes are intriguing, the settings present often-seen locales in a fresh light, and Brown keeps the pages turning.” Entertainment Weekly
“A fascinating pleasure....Upends our usual assumptions about the world we think we know.” Newsweek
“A roaring ride....A caper filled with puzzles, grids, symbols, pyramids and a secret that can bestow ‘unfathomable power.’” San Francisco Chronicle
“Dan Brown is a master of the breathless, puzzle-driven thriller.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
About the Author
Dan Brown is the author of The Da Vinci Code, one of the most widely read novels of all time, as well as the international bestsellers Angels & Demons, Deception Point, and Digital Fortress. He lives in New England with his wife.
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