The Lost Symbol (UK)

ISBN: 9780552161237
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Product Details

Publisher,Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 400 g
No. of Pages, 670


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.

When 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.

A 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…

Customer Reviews

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Great book

This book is fast moving and very exciting. Robert Langdon is a remarkable character. Intelligent and quick thinking, he keeps the action moving along at a fast pace. Katherine Solomon, Peter's younger sister, plays a key role in the book as well. She, too, is extremely bright and is studying the science of noetics. The reader gets to be a first-person witness to the search. We learn much about the architecture of Washington, the hidden meanings and about why the founding fathers designed things the way they did.