THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown
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“WOW.…[An] exhilaratingly brainy thriller…blockbuster perfection…”—The New York Times
“Pure genius.”—Nelson DeMille
“If this novel doesn’t get your pulse racing, you need to check your meds.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Enough medieval history to please any historian and enough action to satisfy a hardcore thrill-seeker.”—Rocky Mountain News
“A thundering, tantalizing, extremely smart fun ride…”—Chicago Tribune
The world’s best suspense writers agree: Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is “…perfect for history buffs, conspiracy nuts, puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great, riveting story” (Harlan Coben). And we couldn’t agree more, adding that “unputdownable” comes closest to describing this taut and intricate mystery.
The adventure begins when Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives a late-night call while on business in Paris. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been found murdered. But before he died he managed to write a series of codes and clues in his own blood—and, strangest of all, placed his own body in a representation of da Vinci’s famous work “The Vitruvian Man”.
Now Langdon, together with the beautiful French cryptographer Sophie Neveu, are in a race to discover what secret the curator was murdered for. But they are not alone. On their heels is a priest from the controversial and clandestine Catholic sect “Opus Dei” who, along with his powerful and loyal servant, Silas, is willing to stop at nothing to protect a secret older than the Catholic Church itself. As the plot unfolds we learn the curator was the modern gatekeeper of an ancient—and factual—organization called The Priory of Scion, a European secret society founded in 1188 whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and da Vinci himself. But, what is the secret that could topple the Vatican? Who is the mysterious “Teacher” pulling the strings behind the scenes? And will Lagndon and Sophie live long enough to find out?
Full of little-known facts, such as the hidden clues in some of da Vinci’s most famous paintings, this heart-stopping game of cat-and-mouse is expertly plotted, making The Da Vinci Code one of the best thrillers of the last two years, and still captivating readers.
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