By Dan Brown
From the number 1 New York Times
bestselling writer of The Da Vinci Code
comes the explosive mystery that began all of it.
An historical mystery brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable aim. while world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first task to a Swiss study facility to research a mysterious image -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers facts of the incredible: the resurgence of an historic mystery brotherhood often called the Illuminati...the strongest underground association ever to stroll the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to hold out the ultimate part of its mythical vendetta opposed to its so much hated enemy -- the Catholic Church.
Langdon's worst fears are proven at the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, while a messenger of the Illuminati pronounces they've got hidden an unstoppable time bomb on the very middle of Vatican urban. With the countdown lower than method, Langdon jets to Rome to affix forces with Vittoria Vetra, a stunning and mysterious Italian scientist, to help the Vatican in a determined bid for survival.
Embarking on a frantic hunt via sealed crypts, risky catacombs, abandoned cathedrals, and the main secretive vault in the world, Langdon and Vetra keep on with a 400-year-old path of old symbols that snakes throughout Rome towards the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine place that comprises the single desire for Vatican salvation.
Critics have praised the exhilarating mixture of relentless experience, scholarly intrigue, and slicing wit present in Brown's extraordinary thrillers that includes Robert Langdon. An explosive foreign suspense, Angels & Demons
marks this hero's first experience because it careens from enlightening epiphanies to darkish truths because the conflict among technology and faith turns to conflict.