Angels and Demons By Dan Brown
Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American writer Dan Brown and printed by Pocket Books and then by Corgi Books. The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who recurs because the protagonist of Brown’s subsequent novels.
When a world famend scientist is discovered brutally murdered in a Swiss analysis facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to establish the mysterious image seared onto the useless man’s chest. His baffling conclusion: that it’s the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for almost 4 hundred years – reborn to proceed their bitter vendetta towards their most hated enemy, the Catholic church.
In Rome, the school of cardinals assembles to elect a brand new pope. But someplace throughout the partitions of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying energy relentlessly counts right down to oblivion. Whereas the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, an exquisite and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine path of historic symbols that snakes throughout Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair – a secret refuge whereby lies the one hope for the Vatican.
However, with every revelation comes one other twist, one other flip within the plot, which leaves Langdom and Vetra reeling and on the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemy…
Angels & Demons is a breathtakingly sensible thriller which catapults the reader by means of the antiquity of Rome, by means of sealed crypts, harmful catacombs, abandoned cathedrals and even probably the most secret vault on earth. Because the prequel to Dan Brown’s worldwide bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, it has the excellence of introducing his readers to Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon. Angels & Demons begins the journey of enlightening epiphanies to darkish truths because the battle between science and faith turns to struggle.