The Capitol building, Washington DC. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon believes he is here to give a lecture. He is wrong. Within minutes of his arrival, a shocking object is discovered. It is a gruesome invitation into an ancient world of hidden wisdom. When Langdon’s mentor, Peter Solomon – prominent mason and philanthropist – is kidnapped. Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend’s life is to accept this mysterious summons. It is to take him on a breathless chase through Washington’s dark history. All that was familiar is changed into a shadowy, mythical world in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth… (Backcover text)
Dan Brown (born 1964, New Hampshire) is an American author of thriller fiction. In many of his books a Harvard symbologist, professor Robert Langdon, solves criminal activity by using his knowledge of cryptography, keys codes, symbols and conspiracy theories.
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