The new bestseller from The Da Vinci Code author is about Freemasonry, with the same mix of obscure history and fast-paced action we have come to expect. I think these are perfect aeroplane reads, they engross you quickly and keep you distracted for the length of the flight. Some of you may be put off by the incredible amount of hype that surrounds all Dan Brown’s work, but if you can set that aside and just enjoy a compulsive thriller you won’t be disappointed.
It was 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.
'Impossible to put down...Another mind-blowing Robert Langdon story' - Janet Maslin, New York Times
'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
'Unputdownable...Gripping...Jaw-dropping...The blockbuster read of the year' - News of the World
'So compelling that several times I came close to a cardiac arrest...As perfectly constructed as the Washington architecture it escorts us around' - Sunday Express
Publication date: 22/07/2010
Publisher: Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 15/09/2009
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||22nd July 2010|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England.More About Dan Brown