Readers' Annotation: Robert Langdon, symbologist, is requested to give a lecture in DC. by an old friend, only things aren't as they appear.
Summary: Robert Langdon's old friend, Peter Solomon, requests he give a speech at the United States Capital Building. He even sends a private jet to pick Robert up in Boston. Little does Robert know, this is all set-up by a man seeking the Mason's Pyramid which is said to be hidden beneath the city of Washington, DC. Soon after Robert's arrival at the capital he realizes Peter did not summon him and he must figure out centuries old puzzles to save Peter, his friend and mentor.
Evaluation: Dan Brown's follow-up to The Da Vinci Code intrigued me more then The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons merely because it is set in Washington, DC. For readers unfamiliar with the previous two Robert Langdon novels The Lost Symbol is still accessible with only a couple references to the events of the previous novels. Readers may be overwhelmed with the amount of characters to keep track of while reading. Brown also gets bogged down the explanation regarding the Free Mason lore and Noetic Science. Overall, I enjoyed the book and would suggest it to readers who like a bit of history in their suspense novels.
- Adventure - Cipher Thrillers
Series: Rober Landon Novels
- Angels and Demons (2000)
- The Da Vinci Code (2003)
- The Lost Symbol (2009)
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