Discover Books is excited to share with you the thrilling tale of "Angels & Demons" by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Dan Brown. This explosive thriller follows world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon on his first assignment to a Swiss research facility. Langdon is tasked with analyzing a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. However, what he discovers goes beyond his wildest imagination. He uncovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth.
The Illuminati has resurfaced with a devastating new weapon of destruction and an unthinkable target - The Catholic Church. On the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, Langdon learns that the Illuminati has hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With time running out, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, in a desperate bid for Vatican survival.
Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and secretive vaults in search of clues that will lead them to the only hope for Vatican salvation - a long-forgotten Illuminati lair containing ancient symbols that snake across Rome.
Critics have praised Dan Brown's remarkable thrillers featuring Robert Langdon for their exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue and cutting wit. "Angels & Demons" marks Langdon's first adventure as it careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths in a battle between science and religion that turns into war.
Get ready for an explosive international suspense that will keep you on edge until its very last page!
Author: Dan Brown Language: EnglishEdition: 1st Atria Books Hardcover EdBinding: HardcoverPages: 572Publisher: Atria BooksPublication Date: 2003-07-01