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The Lost Symbol - Robert Langdon

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Zusatztext “Dan Brown brings sexy back to a genre that had been left for dead . . . His code and clue-filled book is dense with exotica . . . amazing imagery . . . and the nonstop momentum that makes The Lost Symbol impossible to put down.  Splendid. . . . Another mind-blowing Robert Langdon story.” — New York Times “Thrilling in the extreme! a definite page-flipper.” — Daily News (New York) “Call it Brownian motion: a comet-tail ride of beautifully spaced reveals and a socko unveiling of the killer’s true identity.” — Washington Post “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 roller coaster.” — Los Angeles Times “Robert Langdon remains a terrific hero! a bookish intellectual who’s cool in a crisis and quick on his feet . . . .The codes are intriguing! the settings present often-seen locales in a fresh light! and Brown keeps the pages turning.” — Entertainment Weekly   “A fascinating pleasure. . . . Upends our usual assumptions about the world we think we know.” — Newsweek   “A roaring ride. . . . A caper filled with puzzles! grids! symbols! pyramids and a secret that can bestow ‘unfathomable power.’” — San Francisco Chronicle   “Dan Brown is a master of the breathless! puzzle-driven thriller.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch Informationen zum Autor DAN BROWN is the author of numerous #1 international bestsellers, including  The Da Vinci Code, Inferno ,  The Lost Symbol ,  Angels & Demons ,  Deception Point,  and  Digital Fortress . Klappentext #1 Worldwide BestsellerFamed 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. Leseprobe PrologueHouse of the Temple8:33 P.M.  The secret is how to die. Since the beginning of time, the secret had always been how to die. The thirty-four-year-old initiate gazed down at the human skull cradled in his palms. The skull was hollow, like a bowl, filled with bloodred wine. Drink it, he told himself. You have nothing to fear.  As was tradition, he had begun this journey adorned in the ritualistic garb of a medieval heretic being led to the gallows, his loose-fitting shirt gaping open to reveal his pale chest, his left pant leg rolled up to the knee, and his right sleeve rolled up to the elbow. Around his neck hung a heavy rope noose—a "cable-tow" as the brethren called it. Tonight, however, like the brethren bearing witness, he was dressed as a master.The assembly of brothers encircling him all were adorned in their full regalia of lambskin aprons, sashes, and white gloves. Around their necks hung ceremonial jewels that glistened like ghostly eyes in the muted light. Many of these men held powerful stations in life, and yet the initiate knew their worldly ranks meant nothing within these walls. Here all men were equals, sworn brothers sharing a mystical bond.As he surveyed the daunting assembly, the initiate wondered ...

About the author

DAN BROWN is the author of numerous #1 international bestsellers, including The Da Vinci Code, InfernoThe Lost SymbolAngels & DemonsDeception Point, and Digital Fortress.

Product details

Authors Dan Brown
Publisher Anchor Books USA
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 19.10.2010
EAN 9781400079148
ISBN 978-1-4000-7914-8
No. of pages 656
Dimensions 106 mm x 191 mm x 40 mm
Series Anchor Books
Robert Langdon
Robert Langdon
Subject Fiction > Suspense

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