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The Lost Symbol : Robert Langdon Series : Book 3 - Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol

Robert Langdon Series : Book 3

By: Dan Brown

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WHAT WAS LOST WILL BE FOUND…

Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object – gruesomely encoded with five symbols – is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient invitation, meant to beckon its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom.

When Langdon’s revered mentor, Peter Solomon – philanthropist and prominent mason – is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend’s life is to accept this mysterious summons and follow wherever it leads him.

Langdon finds himself quickly swept behind the facade of America’s most historic city into the unseen chambers, temples and tunnels which exist there. All that was familiar is transformed into a shadowy, clandestine world of an artfully concealed past in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth.

A brilliantly composed tapestry of veiled histories, arcane icons and enigmatic codes, The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn. For, as Robert Langdon will discover, there is nothing more extraordinary or shocking than the secret which hides in plain sight…

About The Author

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.

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5.0

Brilliant!!!!

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  • Could'nt Put Down
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This book was great to pick up anytime you had spare time ,make's you puzzle things out and solve the riddle.

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      5.0

      Dan Brown never disappoints

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        Convenient service, easy to negotiate site, mostly good communication.

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              Reading this book makes me want to attend one of Langdon's courses on Symbols!! Very good read that makes you want to learn more/understand more.

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              "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 "A narrative that can grip you like a vice... As engaging a hero as you could wish for" Daily Mail

              Dan Brown

              Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including the worldwide number one, The Da Vinci Code – one of the best selling novels of all time. His four novels were in the Sunday Times bestsellers list for a whole year and were the top four bestselling novels of 2005. They have been translated and published in more than 40 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 number one bestselling eBook. Set within the clandestine National Security Agency, the novel explores the fine line between civilian privacy and national security. Dan Brown’s follow-up techno-thriller, Deception Point, centred 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.

              Dan Brown’s wife Blythe – an art historian and painter – collaborates on his research and accompanies him on his frequent research trips, including to Paris, where they spent time in the Louvre for his thriller, The Da Vinci Code.

              The Da Vinci Code has sold some 70 million copies worldwide. Both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons have been adapted for film by Columbia Pictures.

              His fifth novel, The Lost Symbol, featuring Robert Langdon, was released in September 2009.

              Visit Dan Brown's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9780552161237
              ISBN-10: 5027182615063
              Series: Robert Langdon
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 672
              Published: 2nd August 2010
              Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0  x 4.1
              Weight (kg): 0.35