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The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) by Dan Brown


in this shocking follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he's the arena’s hottest mystery creator. The misplaced image is a masterstroke of storytelling--a deadly race via a real-global labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen facts . . . all beneath the watchful eye of Brown’s so much terrifying villain thus far. Set inside the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The misplaced image speeds up via a get startedling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

As the tale opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to ship a night lecture in the us Capitol development. inside minutes of his arrival, alternatively, the night time takes a writer turn. A traumatic object--artworkabsolutely encoded with 5 symbols--is found out within the Capitol development. Langdon recognizes the item as an historic invitation . . . one supposed to usher its recipient into a long-lost global of esoteric knowledge.

whilst Langdon’s loved mentor, Peter Solomon--a distinguished Mason and philanthropist--is brutally abducted, Langdon realizes his most effective hope of saving Peter is to just accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is right away plunged into a clandestine global of Masonic secrets, hidden historical past, and not-earlier than-seen locations--all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, unattainable fact.

As the arena found out in The Da Vinci Code and Angels cff0478 Demons, Dan Brown’s novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. in this new novel, he again demanding situations readers with an wise, lightning-p.c.d story that provides surprises at each and every turn. The misplaced image is precisely what Brown’s enthusiasts had been looking ahead to . . . his so much exciting novel yet.

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Letcff0478#39;s get started with the question each and every Dan Brown fan desires answered: Is The misplaced image as just right as The Da Vinci Code? simply placed, sure. Brown has mastered the artwork of mixing nail-biting suspense with random arcana (from pop science to faith), and The misplaced image is a charming mix. And what a blinding accomplishment that is, taking into consideration that rabid enthusiasts and skeptics alike are scrutinizing each and every phrase.

The misplaced image
begins with an historic ritual, a shadowy enclave, and of course, a secret. Readers recognize they're in Dan Brown territory when, by the tip of the first bankruptcy, a secret inside a key is found out. to inform an excessive amount of would ruwithin the a laugh of reading this scrumptious mystery, so you will to find no spoilers here. Suffice it to say that as with many collection featuring a routine persona, there's a bit of a formulation at paintings (one who enthusiasts will love). again, brilliant Harvard professor Robert Langdon to finds himself in a catch 22 situation that calls for his huge knowledge of symbology and superior problem-solving skills to save lots of the day. The environment, not like other Robert Langdon novels, is stateside, and in Browncff0478#39;s arms Washington D.C. is as fascinating as Paris or Vatican city (note to the D.C. excursionism board: get your "misplaced image" excursion so as). And, as with other Dan Brown books, the p.c. is relentless, the revelations many, and there's an unending parade of fascinating factoids with the intention to make you're feeling like you're spending the afternoon with Robert Langdon and the fellows from Mythbusters.

not anything is as it seems in a Robert Langdon novel, and The misplaced image itself is not any exception--a web page-turner to make certain, but Brown additionally demanding situations his enthusiasts to open their minds to new knowledge. Skeptical? believe candy other mysterys would spawn tens of millions of Google searches for noetic science, superstring idea, and Apotheosis of Washington. The misplaced image is mind candy of the most efficient kind--simply make sure to put aside time to revel in your meal. --Daphne Durham

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writer: Dan Brownwriter: Doubleday ebooksBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 528

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