Jun 30, 2009, 7:17 AM
Author: Dan Brown
Publisher and Date of Publication: Corgi Books 2001
Paperback: 620 pages
Kohler, the invalid director of CERN, has just stumbled on the corpse of Vetra, a scientist who has discovered antimatter. He sends for the dead scientist's daughter as well as Langdon. a Harvard professor who specializes on religious symbology. He wants the Harvard professor to unravel the symbol that is branded on the corpse of the murdered scientist.
Langdon identifies the symbol as the illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years. It has suddenly resurfaced to continue its vendetta against the Catholic Church.
About this time, the College of Cardinals meets in
When Carlo Ventresca, the camerlengo to the late Pope, gets news of the impending calamity, he decides to act immediately. He removes the cardinals to a safer place, while he engages the head of the Swiss Guard in the
As the entire world awaits the election of the new pope, Carlo finds out the late Pope has a son. He is beside himself with anger at being betrayed by the late Pope whom he considers to be infallible. But he is to realize later that he is the very son of the late Pope fathered through artificial insemination.
Eventually. Carlo, Langdon and
In this novel, Dan Brown relates the story of the rivalry between science and religion. We get the impression in this story that both science and religion are different ways of arriving at the truth.
It is full of suspensive drama will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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