Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon #3) by Dan Brown


From Goodreads

WHAT WAS LOST WILL BE FOUND…Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object – gruesomely encoded with five symbols – is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient invitation, meant to beckon its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom.nnWhen Langdon’s revered mentor, Peter Solomon – philanthropist and prominent mason – is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend’s life is to accept this mysterious summons and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon finds himself quickly swept behind the facade of America’s most historic city into the unseen chambers, temples and tunnels which exist there. All that was familiar is transformed into a shadowy, clandestine world of an artfully concealed past in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth.nnA brilliantly composed tapestry of veiled histories, arcane icons and enigmatic codes, The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn. For, as Robert Langdon will discover, there is nothing more extraordinary or shocking than the secret which hides in plain sight… 

My thoughts

This is the 3rd in the Robert Langdon series. I gave this a 6/10 or 3 stars.

Like many of Dan Brown's works he takes a topic that many of us already know a little about and sets about weaving a story around some of the myths and secrets surrounding the topic. In this story he tackles the secret brotherhood of the Masons and sets it in Washington DC.

In typical Dan Brown style, he takes the reader on an action packed adventure where Robert Langdon is pitted against the baddies. Who can he trust and who shouldn't he trust? Robert Langdon has to find that out for himself.

If you enjoy books, shrouded in secrets, adventures and love being drawn along on a roller coaster of a ride as you read then this is the book for you.    

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