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The Lost Symbol | [Dan Brown]

The Lost Symbol

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.
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Publisher's Summary

The Lost Symbol, the stunning follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of a terrifying villain. Set within the unseen tunnels and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object - artfully encoded with five ancient symbols - is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor Peter Solomon - prominent Mason and philanthropist - is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving Peter is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon finds himself plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations...all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.

The Lost Symbol is exactly what Dan Brown's fans have been waiting for...his most thrilling novel yet.

©2009 Dan Brown; (P)2009 Random House Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[I]mpossible to put down....Mr. Brown was writing sensational visual scenarios long before his books became movie material. This time he again enlivens his story with amazing imagery....Thanks to him, picture postcards of the capital's most famous monuments will never be the same....In the end it is Mr. Brown's sweet optimism, even more than Langdon's sleuthing and explicating, that may amaze his readers most." (The New York Times)
"Thrilling, entertaining....Robert Langdon goes for another roller-coaster ride - this time in a hunt for a Masonic treasure in Washington, D.C." (Los Angeles Times)

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  • Elaine
    Leeds, West Yorks, United Kingdom
    9/29/09
    Overall
    "A bit of a let down after all the hype"

    Sadly this one did not grip me as all his other books have done. It was a struggle to get to the end of the first half, I found the pace picked up somewhat then. I felt a bit cheated though, as I guessed some of the twists in the plot! I've never done that before in a Dan Brown, the story lines have always tripped me up. In my opinion not in the same league as Deception Point, but an entertaining read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andre
    New Deer, UK, United Kingdom
    9/28/09
    Overall
    "The Lost Symbol (Unabridged)"

    Not as good as the other two Langdon books. I think Dan Brown's been watching the National Treasure movies. Not very original and a bit long winded but enough tension & interesting bits to keep you going to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elaine
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    9/25/09
    Overall
    "Oh Dear!"

    What a disappointment. I've so looked forward to this book and it's so rubbish.

    So much of it was predictable I was left thinking "Come on Professor Langdon, keep up!"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frances
    helsinge, Denmark
    6/3/10
    Overall
    "a great read(listen)"

    I was a bit sceptical about ordering this as I had read many critical reveiws, but never regretted for a minute buying it. Yes its very much in the style of da vinci code , but what do expect of a sequel ...enjoyed it tremendously. Lots of interesting facts and a great story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pattarisa
    Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
    4/28/10
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    "thoughtful"

    I've believed in this theory of power of our thoughts ages ago and yes, Dan Brown has explained my belief in his own words and that was brilliantly proposed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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