Number of page: 480
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The #1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of The Da Vinci Code Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence. As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us. Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.
- Bonnie Hardin
Hope! Serendipitous find in this novel. Excellent book. Mr Brown has outdone himself. Great story, the eternal questions and the spectre of love overcoming hate and fear.
- Bryan Robinson
Big fan of Mr. Brown’s stories. I purchased DVC, TLS, & Inferno. TLS being my favorite. Excited for Origins. Relax and just enjoy the story. Cheers!
- Mich Martinez-Moraga
- Candida Corona
- ronald kemp jr
Good book Dissatisfaction with the ending. Tried to to something , failed.
- Felipe Ramirez
All amazing work with lots of great information If you’re expecting to find the meaning of life and real conspiracies in this book, please don’t read it. If, however, you want to learn about a great variety of topics surrounding evolution, creationism, art, the world and many other things, do come in and enjoy the ride!
- Tim Groves
Wow. This non-stop action book will set your mind and world spinnng
- etienne lawrence
Another solid Langdon story In the same vein as his other Langdon tales. Perhaps a tad tired, as some twists and turns may be predictable for the fans. That being said, it’s still a great page turner. Brown deploys his usual level of real facts mixed in with the fantasy, and it’s nice to learn a few things while enjoying the story. Brown is not my favorite writer, but his books are thoroughly enjoyable, and I appreciate the effort on his part to get the reader to question the universe around her/him. Glad l bought, sad it’s over.
- Ricky Fuentes
This novel makes one think I always believed that without God there would be no science, and without science God would have no prpose,
Digital Fortress: A Thriller, Edition 2
Before the multi million runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown set his razor sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth the National Security Agency NSA in this thrilling novel Digital Fortress When the NSA s invincible code breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break the agency calls its head cryptographer Susan Fletcher a brilliant and beautiful mathematician What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power The NSA is being held hostage not by guns or bombs but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple U S intelligence Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies Susan Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in Betrayed on all sides she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life and in the end for the life of the man she loves From the underground hallways of power to the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the towering cathedrals of Spain a desperate race unfolds It is a battle for survival a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius an impregnable code writing formula that threatens to obliterate the post cold war balance of power Forever
Heralded for masterfully intermingling science history and politics in his critically acclaimed thrillers The Da Vinci Code and Angels Demons New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown has crafted another pulse pounding novel in which nothing is as it seems and behind every corner is a stunning surprise A shocking scientific discovery A conspiracy of staggering brilliance A thriller unlike any you ve ever read When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice the floundering space agency proclaims a much needed victory a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election To verify the authenticity of the find the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton Accompanied by a team of experts including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable evidence of scientific trickery a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy But before she can warn the President Rachel and Michael are ambushed by a deadly team of assassins Fleeing for their lives across a desolate and lethal landscape their only hope for survival is to discover who is behind this masterful plot The truth they will learn is the most shocking deception of all
The Lost Symbol: Special Illustrated Edition: A Novel
The most explosive bestseller of 2009 Over 5 million copies sold Now available in a beautifully illustrated gift edition just in time for the holidays Dan Brown s record breaking novel The Lost Symbol weaves a breathtaking trail through the hidden artwork chambers tunnels and temples of our nation s capital Now the fascinating visuals appear right before your eyes making for a sumptuous reading experience that brings alive Robert Langdon s heart stopping race through a little known Washington D C Revealing a world of ancient mysteries stunning history and secret societies this Special Illustrated Edition unveils a whole new level of intrigue and fascination within The Lost Symbol Over one hundred full color images are featured throughout this lavishly illustrated gift edition an essential companion to the original From the Hardcover edition Note This eBook edition ofThe Lost Symbol Special Illustrated Edition includes photographs that will appear on black and white devices but are optimized for devices that support full color images
Inferno: Special Illustrated Edition (Enhanced): Featuring Robert Langdon
This enhanced eBook includesexclusive behind the scenes video of Dan Brown s INFERNO research trips throughout Italy and a fascinating twenty five minute video of his book launch presentation in New York City With the publication of his groundbreaking novels The Da Vinci Code The Lost Symbol and Angels Demons Dan Brown has become an international bestselling sensation seamlessly fusing codes symbols art and history into riveting thrillers that have captivated hundreds of millions of readers around the world Now with this stunningspecial illustrated edition of his record setting Inferno brought to life by more than 200 breathtaking color images Dan Brown takes readers deep into the heart of Italy guiding them through a landscape that inspired one of history s most ominous literary classics THE DARKEST PLACES IN HELLARE RESERVED FOR THOSE WHOMAINTAIN THEIR NEUTRALITY INTIMES OF MORAL CRISIS Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night Disoriented and suffering from a head wound he recalls nothing of the last thirty six hours including how he got there or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings Langdon s world soon erupts into chaos and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman Sienna Brooks whose clever maneuvering saves his life Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist agenius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written Dante Alighieri s dark epic poem The Inferno Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio the Boboli Gardens and the Duomo Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth or to devastate it In his most riveting and thought provoking novel to date Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again Inferno is a sumptuously entertaining read a novel that will captivate readers with the beauty of classical Italian art history and literature while also posing provocative questions about the role of cutting edge science in our future