Staying in Paris to give a lecture in symbology, Harvard professor Robert Langdon is awoken by a phone call by the French authorities instructing him to go to the louvre and that it was urgent. On arrival Robert finds the curator of the louvre; Jaques Neveu dead, covered in bizarre symbols as well as lying next to a riddle that was written in his blood as well as this is a message simply saying “find Robert Langdon”. This causes the police to suspect Robert of the crime. When Sophie Neveu, a cryptologist with the French police and Jacque Neveu’s granddaughter warns him of this Robert just manages to escape with Sophie in tow. Now Robert is unwillingly thrust into a world of secret religious cults, ancient artefacts and corrupt cardinals. Robert now must decipher one of the greatest mysteries in history in order to find a long forgotten treasure that more than one person is willing to kill for.
I previously reviewed the original Robert Langdon book called Angels and Demons, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book did not disappoint. It was a great way to carry on the series and was incredibly difficult to predict what was going to happen next. This book is perfect for anyone who enjoys a good thriller. I really hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Teen Rating: Possibly the best thriller that I have read all year. 13+ 4/5