The Lost Symbol
A NovelLarge Print - 2009
In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code , Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling--a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.
As the story opens, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object --artfully encoded with five symbols--is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation . . . one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom.
When Langdon's beloved mentor, Peter Solomon--a prominent Mason and philanthropist --is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly 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.
As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons , Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for . . . his most thrilling novel yet.
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kodibyrd Oct 08, 2009
Another best seller by Dan Brown and as interesting as his previous books. This is based on the influence of the Masonic brotherhood at the time Washington was designed and certain building include symbols still evident today. Exciting and a hard book to follow up by an ordinary novel.
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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Fights in the dark, blowing things up, drowning people...
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a more detailed look at the Franklin Square featured in the book:
Here shows many others, first and third squares were featured in the book:
(the sums of corner/center 2X2's and the 4 corners of the first one are 34 as well):
This is one of Dan Brown's three best books. If you liked Angels and Deamons or The Da Vinci Code, then you will love this book!
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Robert Langdon is tricked into coming to Washington DC by a mad man bent on recovering the ancient mysteries of the Masons. He kidnaps a friend lf Langdons, Peter Solomon and severs his hand to start Langdon on a series of puzzles to decode an ancient pyramid which contains a map to the ancient mysteries. He must decode this map in order to save Peter at the request of his kidnapper. Mal'akh the mad man also attacks Peter's sister Katherine over her research in Noetic science which is connected to the ancient mysteries and has proven the existence of the soul. Of course Langdon prevails and saves his friends as well as uncovers the secret of the ancient mysteries.