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Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes.
As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.
Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever...
About the Author
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England.
"Fascinating and absorbing... A great, riveting read. I loved this book" -- Harlan Coben "Blockbuster perfection... An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase" * The New York Times * "Exceedingly clever... Both fascinating and fun... A considerable achievement" * The Washington Post * "Brown's novel adroitly blends the chase-stuffed thrillers of Robert Ludlum and the learned romps of Umberto Eco... For anyone who wants more brain food than thrillers normally provide" * The Sunday Times * "A gripping bestseller... Brown has cracked the bestseller code" * Guardian *
ISBN: 9780552159715 ISBN-10: 0552159719 Series: Robert Langdon Audience:
Number Of Pages: 592 Published: 1st September 2009 Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1
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. The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and Inferno have been adapted for film by Columbia Pictures.
The fifth Robert Langdon novel, Origin was released in October 2017.