Angles And Deamons

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

by Surabhi Kaushik on July, 2009

in Books

Angels and Demons – the pulse pounding, edge-of-your seat thriller by Robert Brown introduces the character of Robert Langdon who is also a protagonist of Brown’s subsequent 2003 novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’.

Langdonthe world renowned Harvard symbologist is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist Leonardo Vetra.

The symbol on Vetra’s chest is an ambigram of the word ‘illuminati’ and his eye dislodged. While analyzing the matter Langdon discovers the unthinkable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brother hood known as ‘illuminati’.

The illuminati is all set to destroy its worst enemy the Catholic Church. Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of Vatican’s holy conclave when it is announced that an unstoppable time bomb is planted in the heart of Vatican City.

Langdon and Vetra’s adopted daughter Vittoria, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, are in a race against time .With the count down underway they set to Rome to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair… a secret location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

Brown’s tale is laced with twists and shocks that keep the readers wired right up until the final revelation. For those who love plot-driven novels and thrillers this book is a page turner.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Angels and Demons


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