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Publisher's Summary

The Lost Symbol, the stunning follow-up to The Da Vinci Code, is a masterstroke of storytelling - a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes and unseen truths...all under the watchful eye of a terrifying villain. Set within the unseen tunnels and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object - artfully encoded with five ancient symbols - is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor Peter Solomon - prominent Mason and philanthropist - is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving Peter is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon finds himself 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.
The Lost Symbol is exactly what Dan Brown's fans have been waiting for...his most thrilling novel yet.
©2009 Dan Brown (P)2009 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"[I]mpossible to put down....Mr. Brown was writing sensational visual scenarios long before his books became movie material. This time he again enlivens his story with amazing imagery....Thanks to him, picture postcards of the capital's most famous monuments will never be the same....In the end it is Mr. Brown's sweet optimism, even more than Langdon's sleuthing and explicating, that may amaze his readers most." ( The New York Times)
"Thrilling, entertaining....Robert Langdon goes for another roller-coaster ride - this time in a hunt for a Masonic treasure in Washington, D.C." ( Los Angeles Times)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 11-05-09

A Great Mix of History, Philosophy and Faith!

The Lost Symbol is a good read with enormous potential for a GREAT historical mystery thriller to follow the previous movies, DiVinci Code and Angels and Demons. This time Dan Brown interweaves an investigative storyline tying obscure historical facts associated with our Nation and the Free Mason perspectives. Once again, I was reminded that the excitement is in the journey, as there are truly no endings, but only new beginnings of understanding. The underlying message of the book, far from controversial, has re-iterated a message that has historically permeated in many spiritual perceptions of Mans relationship to GOD for some time. Brown brings this message front and center to chip away at modern mainstream consciousness offering philosophical food for thought. I recommend this book if you enjoy a mix of history, philosophy and faith. -D

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tracey M. Bare on 11-11-09

Fast Paced

This is the 4th or 5th book I have read of Dan Brown's. I have like them all. They are speedy and hard to put down. Lots of action and plenty of technology to keep me interested. I love the detail and knowledge he puts in his books. I hope to keep reading his books for years to come.

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