Two miniature suns float beside each other in the circular molecular perfection of the Zenith. Residing in the absolute middle of the equator at the highest point in the sky, the Zenith redefines what it means to be self-centered.
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdonreceives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of theLouvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, policehave found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmaticriddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clueshidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see --yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.Langdon joins forces with agifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curatorwas involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whosemembers included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and DaVinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, andbeyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker whoseems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu candecipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret-- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.THE DAVINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced,intelligent thriller utterly unpredictable right up to its stunningconclusion.From the Hardcover edition.
Book Details:Physical Description: 6.4"x9.6"x1.5"; 752 pages; 2.3 lb
Edition Info: Hardcover; 2003-04-07