Synopsis: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless power broker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
Review: This might just be my favourite book ever written. I stayed up late one night even when I shouldn't have just to finish this book, I couldn't put it down.
I don't recommend this book for anyone who is very religious, at least in a Christian view. Dan Brown takes Christian beliefs and twists them so he can tell an intriguing story. You have to take his story and ideas with a grain of salt, but also have an open mind. Some things will make you think though, which is a good thing, but don't take his book as doctrine.
This book has enough intrigue and action in it to make the time fly. You're constantly wondering who's the bad guy and why are they doing this. It's very fast paced and action packed. It's not until the final page does this story get fully explained and of course, there's always an opening for a sequel.
Title: The DaVinci Code