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.