Angels & Demons (Paperback)
|Author: Dan Brown|
|The first adventure featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is now available in this tall Premium Edition, just in time for the May 15th theatrical release of the film from Sony Pictures, in which Tom Hanks reprises his role as Langdon from "The Da Vinci Code."|
From the Publisher:
The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case. Reprint.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes the book that started it all?the first explosive adventure for world-renowned symbologist Robert Langdon.
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organization?the Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
Angels & Demons is a major motion picture from Sony Pictures?starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, and Ayelet Zurer, and directed by Ron Howard.
Dan Brown and his trademark literary creation, the symbologist Robert Langdon, soared into publishing history with THE DA VINCI CODE, but ANGELS AND DEMONS actually marked the first appearance of the character. In Langdon's initial adventure, he is called to a research center in Switzerland to try to decipher a symbol that has been branded onto the murdered corpse of a renowned scientist. This morbid clue points Langdon down a treacherous trail littered with tortured bodies, each carrying a cryptic hint of an even more terrifying plot against the Vatican. As the leaders of the church gather and sequester themselves to select a replacement for the recently deceased pope, Langdon discovers that the ancient Illuminati have re-emerged to enact a terrible revenge of near-biblical proportions. This thriller features Dan Brown's blockbuster mix of captivating clues, astounding real history, and electrifying adventure, all swirling around a series of fictional crimes that are as dark and disturbing as any in recent memory. ANGELS AND DEMONS notably features a series of amazing ambigrams, an obscure art form of words graphically written such that they read the same from multiple angles or viewpoints.