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. Solving 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 and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
In an exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit, symbologist Robert Langdon (first introduced in Dan Brown's bestselling Angels & Demons) is the most original character to appear in years. The Da Vinci Code heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightening-paced, intelligent thriller surprising at every twist, absorbing at every turn, and in the end, utterly unpredictable right up to its astonishing conclusion.
Read by Jeff Harding
(p) 2004 Orion Publishing Group
Dan Brown is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts fully to writing. In 1996, his interest in code-breaking and covert government agencies led him to write his first novel, DIGITAL FORTRESS. His fourth book, THE DA VINCI CODE, was a world-wide bestseller of all time. His novels have been translated and published in more than 30 languages around the world.