Author(s): Dan Brown
#1 Worldwide Bestseller
Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His plans are interrupted when a disturbing object--artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom.
When his mentor Peter Solomon--a long-standing Mason and beloved philanthropist--is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn--one of Brown's most riveting novels.
The paperback of the bestselling adult hardback in UK publishing history
"Impossible to put down...Another mind-blowing Robert Langdon story" -- Janet Maslin The New York Times "The wait is over. The Lost Symbol is here--and you don't have to be a Freemason to enjoy it...Thrilling and entertaining, like the experience on a rollercoaster" Los Angeles Times "So compelling that several times I came close to a cardiac arrest...As perfectly constructed as the Washington architecture it escorts us around" Sunday Express "A narrative that can grip you like a vice... As engaging a hero as you could wish for" Daily Mail "Unputdownable...Gripping...Jaw-dropping...The blockbuster read of the year" News of the World
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and Inferno. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England. Visit his UK website at www.danbrownofficial.co.uk.