Art historian Robert Langdon is stunned when, helping to investigate a murder at the Louvre, he stumbles across baffling clues in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Will Robert and a beautiful cryptologist find the key to the Da Vinci Code...or will the menacing adversaries on their heels see to it that they die trying? "Pure genius" (Nelson DeMille).
PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY(TM) BOOK REVIEW
Brown's latest thriller (after Angels and Demons) is an exhaustively researched page-turner about secret religious societies, ancient cover-ups and savage vengeance. The action kicks off in modern-day Paris with the murder of the Louvre's cheif curator, whose body is found laid out in symbolic repose at the foot of the Mona Lisa. Seizing control of the case are Sophie Neveu, a lovely French police cryptologist, and Harvard symbol expert Robert Langdon, reprising his role from Brown's last book. The two find several puzzling codes at the murder scene, all of which form a treasure map to the fabled Holy Grail. As their search moves from France to England, Neveu and Langdon are confounded by two mysterious groups - the legendary Priory of Sion, a nearly 1,000-year old secret society whose member have included Botticelli and Isaac Newton, and the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei. Both have their own reasons for wanting to ensure that the Grail isn't found. Brown sometimes ladles out too much religious history at the expense of pacing, and Langdon is a hero in desperate need of more chutzpah. Still, Brown has assembled a whopper of a plot that will please both conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts.
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Hardcover Book : 464 pages
Publisher: Doubleday ( March 18, 2003 )
Item #: 11-399822
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.045inches
Product Weight: 18.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Reviewer: Cindy F
I thought this book was incredibly fun to read. The way Dan Brown tells this theory is without a doubt amazing. This is a great work of fiction.
Reviewer: Chad N
I found this book interesting with all its riddles. It's a little dificult to read but I couldn't put it down!! what people needs to understand is that it's pure fiction!!!! anyway I really recomend this book for a good read...
If you like suspense you will love The Davinci Code. It is an excellent follow-up to Angels and Demons. Please make sure to read Angels and Demons first. Five stars all the way!!!!!
Reviewer: Marcia D