The curator of the Louvre lies in his own blood, laid out like the Vitruvian Man, and Robert Langdon, a symbologist, finds himself involved in the hunt for the murderer. A hunt that leads him on the trail of a secret protected by an ancient pagan society once headed by Leonardo Da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton. Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code is a mystery novel about a secret so important that a man will kill anyone in his way to find it. Summary of the Book Jacques Saunière, the curator of the Louvre museum, is found dead, drawing a pentagram in his own blood moments before his death. Robert Langdon, professor of Symbology at Harvard, is summoned to help police cryptologist and Sauniere’s estranged grand-daughter understand why he was killed. What Langdon learns ties Sauniere to a secret society protecting the Holy Grail itself. Meanwhile Sauniere’s murderer is still on the loose, and will stop at nothing to lay his hands on the secret that the Priory of Sion, a society which onced boasted of names such as Isaac Newton and Leonardo Da Vinci on its roster. has struggled centuries to protect. About Dan Brown Dan Brown is an American writer of thriller and suspense fiction. His books: Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, Digital Fortress, Deception Point and The Lost Symbol are all bestsellers. Brown attended Amherst College and pursued a brief musical career before turning to writing.
The plot in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ revolves around Robert Langdon, who interprets symbols at Harvard. He gets a shocking phone call at mid-night while in Paris. The administrator of the Louvre was killed in the premises of the museum and the dead body is accompanied by a sequence of codes. As Robert was supposed to meet that person, he now stands as a suspect of the murder. Robert is accompanied by Sophie Neveu, a French cryptologist, in solving the mystery revolving around the murder.
They are astonished to find that the hints they are searching for are hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Although the clues can be seen clearly, yet they are to be decoded. As the story unfolds, it is found out that the late administrator was affiliated with some secret society and his sole purpose was to safeguard the secret. Robert and Sophie then battle to decode the secrets running from cathedrals to castles around the whole Europe.
They are also being hunted by some anonymous antagonists. They duo needs to find out the reason for which the administrator sacrificed his life. Also, they have to maintain and protect the secret society’s mission which is being carried on for so many years. This write-up includes number of twists and turns that are capable enough to send thrill waves into the readers. The book was published in August, 2009 and became a New York Times best-seller within a week. Also, the book has been custom-made into a movie.
It is available in Paperback form and can be ordered at Amazon India.About the author:
Daniel “Dan” Brown was born on June 22, 1964. He is an American writer, who is best known for writing thriller fiction. His books have been converted into 52 languages. Some of his best works which have been adapted as movies include Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code and Inferno.
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