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The Lost Symbol

In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon THE DA VINCI
CODE, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most
popular thriller writer. THE LOST SYMBOL 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, D.C., THE LOST SYMBOL
accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable

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.

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
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.

As the world discovered in THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS &
DEMONS, 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. THE LOST SYMBOL is
exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for: his most thrilling
novel yet.

THE LOST SYMBOL © Copyright 2011 by Dan Brown. Reprinted
with permission by Anchor. All rights reserved.

The Lost Symbol
by Dan Brown

  • Publication Date: October 19, 2010
  • Genres: Fiction, Thriller
  • Mass Market Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 1400079144
  • ISBN-13: 9781400079148