World-renowned Harvard symboligist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization – the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth . . . the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
From the Hardcover edition.
About Dan Brown
Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, most recently Inferno. Previously, The Lost Symbol broke the record for the biggest one-week sale in Random House history for a single title. His earlier title, The Da Vinci Code, is… More about Dan Brown