“The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown
Title: The Lost Symbol
Author: Dan Brown
Editor: Corgi Books Limited
Price: 10, 80£
Reading a book is always a good, reading a good book is a pleasure, but reading an extraordinary book gives an endless pleasure.
“The lost symbol”, amazing third chapter of the Robert Langdon saga, is a race against the time without excluding blow below the belt.
Set in Washington DC, Dan Brown does not introduce a controversial religious secret but he tells of the most ancient organizations of occult: the Freemasonry.
Peter Solomon, mentor of Robert Langdon, high rank degree mason and director of the Smithsonian Centre, summons him for addressing a conference in Capitol Building.
Tired, breathless and anxious he rushes not to be in late, he come in Capitol Rotunda, the central hall of the building, where he do not find a lecture to give but he find the cut arm of his friend, recreating the Hand of Mysteries, an old esoteric symbol.
The author of this plot is Mal’akh, a thirsty of power mason member who previously kidnapped Mr Salomon and then he summoned the symbologist.
In this way, the kidnapper will oblige Langdon to interpret the figures on the Mason’s Pyramid, which should hide the location of the Lost Word, a secret who will give the criminal endless power.
Immediately it starts a frantic hunt who involves Katherine Solomon, Peter’s sister conducting experiments about Noetic Science at Smithsonian Centre, Warren Bellamy, Freemason and Architect of the Capitol, Reverend Colin Galloway, high rank mason, and Inoue Sato, head of the CIA.
Discovering sad truths and unthinkable arcanes, Langdon will be able to forbid Mal’akh of achieving his purpose and he will save his friend.
This book is flowing, quick and involving, a pleasant story well-structured and appealing.
Another time Dan Brown gives a proof of his great ability of writer, keeping the reader stuck to the pages from the start to the end.