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.
Fans of bestseller Brown's novels featuring Robert Langdon will probably enjoy the Harvard "symbology" professor's fifth outing, but those who expect coherence in their thrillers will be disappointed. Langdon, last seen in 2013's Inferno, visits the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, to hear a lecture by Edmond Kirsch, a former student of his who's now a "billionaire computer scientist, futurist, inventor, and entrepreneur." Kirsch promises in the buildup to his lecture to answer the questions, "Where do we come from? Where are we going?" Those answers, the reader is repeatedly told, will shatter the foundations of the world's religions. When evil doers thwart Kirsch's efforts to disseminate this great news, Langdon goes on the run, accompanied by Ambra Vidal, the stunningly beautiful director of the Guggenheim Museum, on a mission to find those responsible and to share Kirsch's discovery with the world. The answers to Kirsch's fundamental questions come as a letdown. Brown promises much but delivers little.
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To all the idiot reviewers.
Really. Get a life.
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.