The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend 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, and one of Langdon’s first students.
But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel 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 an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Dan Brown does here what he does best: crafting a labyrinthine puzzle that gets Harvard professor Robert Langdon hopping across continents, dodging bad guys, and unearthing threatening secrets. Edmond Kirsch—former Langdon student and eccentric billionaire—has made a discovery about the origins (and future) of mankind; Langdon and museum director Ambra Vidal are propelled into an urgent quest to protect Kirsch’s discovery. Brown’s snappy writing crackles, bringing the story to life with political relevance (see mentions of “fake news”), religious inquiry, and an unquenchable curiosity about the ancient world's mysteries.
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Most boring an uninspiring
Half-baked understanding of religion and physics along with a long, boring monologues of an AI really don’t mix well.
No mystery here, same as the rest, more of a platform for Brown to ramble on som philosophic rant about technology.
This was another formulaic story that has most of the same tricks Dan Brown has used in previous novels. For such a prolific author Mr. Brown has repeatedly failed to accomplish characterization of rounded, believable people. Wasted my 14 dollars, I won’t make the same mistake again.