Angels and Demons

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Corgi Books, 2001 - American fiction - 624 pages
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When A World Renowned Scientist Is Found Brutally Murdered In A Swiss Research Facility, A Harvard Professor, Robert Langdon, Is Summoned To Identify The Mysterious Symbol Seared Onto The Dead Man S Chest. His Baffling Conclusion: That It Is The Work Of The Illuminati, A Secret Brotherhood Presumed Extinct For Nearly Four Hundred Years - Reborn To Continue Their Bitter Vendetta Against Their Most Hated Enemy, The Catholic Church.In Rome, The College Of Cardinals Assembles To Elect A New Pope. Yet Somewhere Within The Walls Of The Vatican, An Unstoppable Bomb Of Terrifying Power Relentlessly Counts Down To Oblivion. While The Minutes Tick Away, Langdon Joins Forces With Vittoria Vetra, A Beautiful And Mysterious Italian Scientist, To Decipher The Labyrinthine Trail Of Ancient Symbols That Snakes Across Rome To The Long-Forgotten Illuminati Lair A Secret Refuge Wherein Lies The Only Hope For The Vatican.But, With Each Revelation Comes Another Twist, Another Turn In The Plot, Which Leaves Langdom And Vetra Reeling And At The Mercy Of A Seemingly Invisible Enemy&Angels &Amp; Demons Is A Breathtakingly Brilliant Thriller Which Catapults The Reader Through The Antiquity Of Rome, Through Sealed Crypts, Dangerous Catacombs, Deserted Cathedrals And Even The Most Secret Vault On Earth. As The Prequel To Dan Brown S Worldwide Bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, It Has The Distinction Of Introducing His Readers To Harvard Symbologist, Robert Langdon.Angels &Amp; Demons Begins The Journey Of Enlightening Epiphanies To Dark Truths As The Battle Between Science And Religion Turns To War.

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Love, love, love this book. This is one of my top 5. I could not put down the minute I started reading it. There are so many details involved that you really need to concentrate on what you are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sirsangel - LibraryThing

At times it seemed a bit fanciful, but mostly it was a good read. Liked it far better than Dan Brown's Davinci Code. I'll come back to edit review later for more. Read full review

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Dan Brown was born in Exeter, New Hampshire on June 22, 1964. He was a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts to writing. In 1996, his interest in code-breaking and covert government agencies led him to write his first novel, Digital Fortress, which quickly became a #1 national bestselling eBook. In its first week on sale, The Da Vinci Code debuted at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list, simultaneously topping bestseller lists at The Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and San Francisco Chronicle. Later, the book hit #1 on every major bestseller list in the country. The book was made into a motion picture by Columbia Pictures, starring Tom Hanks. Brown's other works include Deception Point; Angels and Demons, which was also adapted into a film, The Lost Symbol, and Inferno, which was recently adapted into a film. Origin is his latest New York Times bestseller. His novels have been translated and published in more than 50 languages around the world.

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