The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is a mind-numbing, racy thriller set within a 12-hour period that sends the protagonist, Robert Langdon, on a wild race to find the keys that would unlock the secrets of freemasonry.
Summary Of The Book
Robert Langdon, a symbologist from Harvard is invited by his mentor and 33rd Degree Mason, Peter Solomon, to give a lecture at the US Capitol. But when Langdon reaches the place, all he finds is the severed hand of his mentor. It does not take long for Langdon to identify what message the severed hand is trying to convey.
But there are some questions that plague the Harvard symbologist. Who disfigured Solomon? Why did they leave behind the cut hand? Soon, Langdon figures out that the only way to answer these questions was to follow the hints and clues left behind by Solomon?s tormentor. This decision puts the historian in a deadly race in which he has to cope with dark secrets, complex codes and hidden truths before he can face the villain and find an authentic answer to his questions. Will Langdon come out unscathed or will he be lost in the whole jumble?
In a setting replete with secret chambers, temples and tunnels in Washington D.C., The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is a heart-pounding, lightning-paced and intelligent story with loads of thrills, drama, suspense and surprises nearly on every page. The story essentially is the journey of Langdon towards ?The Truth?, a symbol that remained concealed under a sham of surprises for several years.
Published in 2010, The Lost Symbol sold over 1 million copies on the first day of its release which made it the quickest selling novel for adults in history. Till date, the thrilling fiction has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and it remained on The New York Times bestseller list for as many as 29 weeks. The novel has been taken up by Columbia Pictures for adaptation into a film.
About Dan Brown
Dan Brown is a well-known American author whose claim to fame was the global sensation fiction, The Da Vinci Code.
Other compelling thriller reads from Brown include Angels & Demons, Deception Point, Digital Fortress, Inferno, The Bald Book and 187 Men to Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman.
Even as a child, Brown showed great interest in solving ciphers, codes, problems and puzzles. After graduation, for a while, he dabbled in music but found his calling in the writing career in 1993. Till date, his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 52 languages. Many of them have been adjudged best sellers and are being adapted into films. Brown has been declared as one of the ?100 Most Influential People in the World? by Time Magazine.