Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)

Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) Description:

An ancient secret brotherhood br A devastating new weapon of destruction br An unthinkable target br br When world renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist he discovers evidence of the unimaginable the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth The Illuminati has surfaced from the shadows to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy the Catholic Church br br Langdon s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican s holy conclave when a messenger of the Illuminati announces he has hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City With the countdown under way Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival br br Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts dangerous catacombs deserted cathedrals and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth Langdon and Vetra follow a year old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long forgotten Illuminati lair a secret location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation br br An explosive international thriller Angels amp Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) Description:

A fascinating and absorbing thriller perfect for history buffs conspiracy nuts puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great riveting story br br While in Paris on business Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late night phone call the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum Near the body police have found a baffling cipher While working to solve the enigmatic riddle Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci clues visible for all to see yet ingeniously disguised by the painter br br Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton Botticelli Victor Hugo and Da Vinci among others br br In a breathless race through Paris London and beyond Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time the Priory s ancient secret and an explosive historical truth will be lost forever br br The Da Vinci Code heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning paced intelligent thriller utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Deception Point

Deception Point Description:

When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice the floundering space agency proclaims a much needed victory a victory that has profound implications for U S space policy and the impending presidential election With the Oval Office in the balance the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Milne Ice Shelf to verify the authenticity of the find Accompanied by a team of experts including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland Rachel uncovers the unthinkable evidence of scientific trickery a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy br br But before Rachel can contact the President she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy The truth they will learn is the most shocking deception of all

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress Description:

Before the multi million runaway bestseller i The Da Vinci Code i Dan Brown set his razor sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth the National Security Agency NSA an ultra secret multibillion dollar agency many times more powerful than the CIA p When the NSA s invincible code breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break the agency calls its head cryptographer Susan Fletcher a brilliant and beautiful mathematician What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power The NSA is being held hostage not by guns or bombs but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple U S intelligence p p Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies Susan Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in Betrayed on all sides she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life and in the end for the life of the man she loves p p From the underground hallways of power to the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the towering cathedrals of Spain a desperate race unfolds It is a battle for survival a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius an impregnable code writing formula that threatens to obliterate the post cold war balance of power Forever p

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) Description:

b WHAT IS LOST br WILL BE FOUND b br br In this stunning follow up to the global phenomenon i The Da Vinci Code i Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world s most popular thriller writer i The Lost Symbol i is a masterstroke of storytelling a deadly race through a real world labyrinth of codes secrets and unseen truths all under the watchful eye of Brown s most terrifying villain to date Set within the hidden chambers tunnels and temples of Washington DC i The Lost Symbol i accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale br br As the story opens Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U S Capitol Building Within minutes of his arrival however the night takes a bizarre turn A disturbing object artfully encoded with five symbols is discovered in the Capitol Building Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation one meant to usher its recipient into a long lost world of esoteric wisdom br br When Langdon s beloved mentor Peter Solomon a prominent Mason and philanthropist is brutally kidnapped Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him Langdon is instantly 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 br br As the world discovered in i The Da Vinci Code i and i Angels amp Demons i Dan Brown s novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories arcane symbols and enigmatic codes In this new novel he again challenges readers with an intelligent lightning paced story that offers surprises at every turn i The Lost Symbol i is exactly what Brown s fans have been waiting for his most thrilling novel yet

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)

Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) Description:

In his international blockbusters i The Da Vinci Code i i Angels amp Demons i and i The Lost Symbol i Dan Brown masterfully fused history art codes and symbols In this riveting new thriller Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest stakes novel to date p In the heart of Italy Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces Dante s i Inferno i p p Against this backdrop Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art secret passageways and futuristic science Drawing from Dante s dark epic poem Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust before the world is irrevocably altered p

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Angels and Demons / The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #1-2)

Angels and Demons / The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #1-2) Description:

Enter the labyrinthine world of internationally bestselling author Dan Brown with his first two spellbinding thrillers featuring Robert Langdon br br i Angels and Demons i br When a groundbreaking scientist is found brutally murdered world renowned Harvard professor Robert Langdon is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared on to the dead man s chest His conclusion that it is the work of the Illuminati a secret brotherhood presumed long dead leads him to Rome where against the backdrop of a papal election the Illuminati look set to renew their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy the Catholic Church br br i The Da Vinci Code i br Robert Langdon receives an urgent late night phone call while on business in Paris the elderly curator of the Louvre has been violently murdered inside the museum Alongside the body police have found a series of baffling codes As Langdon begins to sort through the bizarre riddles he is stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo da Vinci and suggests the answer to an age old mystery which will take him into the vaults of history

Rating: 3.51 out of 5

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) Description:

Robert Langdon Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement the unveiling of a discovery that will change the face of science forever The evening s host is Edmond Kirsch a forty year old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure Kirsch who was one of Langdon s first students at Harvard two decades earlier is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence p As the event begins Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos and Kirsch s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever Reeling and facing an imminent threat Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao With him is Ambra Vidal the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch s secret p p Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all knowing power seems to emanate from Spain s Royal Palace itself and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face to face with Kirsch s shocking discovery and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us p

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Dan Brown Boxed Set: Digital Fortress / Deception Point / Angels and Demons / The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown Boxed Set: Digital Fortress / Deception Point / Angels and Demons / The Da Vinci Code Description:

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Rating: 3.27 out of 5

Le indagini di Robert Langdon: Angeli e Demoni - Il codice da Vinci - Il simbolo perduto

Le indagini di Robert Langdon: Angeli e Demoni - Il codice da Vinci - Il simbolo perduto Description:

Capelli con un accenno di grigio claustrofobico docente universitario di una materia ai pi sconosciuta la simbologia religiosa Un intellettuale schivo che indossa sempre lo stesso orologio di quando era bambino sul cui quadrante campeggia un simpatico Topolino br Robert Langdon non certo quello che ti aspetteresti dal fascinoso protagonista dei pi celebrati thriller di inizio millennio Eppure questo personaggio nato dalla penna di Dan Brown nel diventato uno dei pi amati dal pubblico al centro di libri e pellicole cinematografiche di enorme successo Questo volume raccoglie i tre romanzi che lo vedono improvvisarsi detective e uomo d azione per sventare cospirazioni internazionali tanto segrete quanto pericolose che si snodano tra Europa e Stati Uniti e coinvolgono sette misteriose potenti uomini di stato e di Chiesa i pi famosi artisti della storia da Leonardo a Bernini e i loro celebrati capolavori br Svelandoci una storia che potrebbe essere molto diversa da quella che ci hanno sempre raccontato

Rating: 3.46 out of 5