The Lost Symbol

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown is an action packed book, with mystery, and a twist that will keep your head spinning for weeks. Yet another work by Dan Brown did not disappoint and won’t allow you to put it down until it is done. This book about the trials and tribulations of Robert Langdon while he is on a hunt for Peter Solomon, a friend of his who had been kidnapped by a man that has mystery surrounding him. In the novel, the fight against evil is taking place from three separate view points, Robert Langdon’s, Katherine Solomon’s, and, later in the story, Inoue Sato’s side. Robert Langdon is probably one, if not the most vital characters in the story. Robert is a professor of symbology at Harvard University, and is a dear friend to Peter Solomon. Peter is a secretary of the Smithsonian as well as a billionaire philanthropist that has mysteriously went missing. In one of the earliest events in the story, Robert receives a call from a man who says he a secretary for Peter Solomon; we later find that this is not the case. This man tells Robert that Peter needs him urgently in Washington D.C. to deliver a speech to an annual meeting at the Smithsonian because the key note speaker had recently fallen ill. Langdon, within an hour, is on his way to Washington to come to his friend’s aid, not knowing that he is about to partake in a remarkable journey to not only save his friend but also keep an untold amount of power out of the hands of a ruthless, cold-hearted individual. When Langdon arrives at the location of which he was supposed to speak, he finds that nobody is there. Just moments after he realizes this, his cell phone rings. A mysterious man, who calls himself Mal’akh, is on the other end of the line. He tells Langdon that he has Peter Solomon and he has injured him. Mal’akh tells Peter that he must go on a journey to find the location of the “Great Knowledge” and give it to him. Mal’akh guides Langdon throughout Washington D.C. to get the “Knowledge”, with...
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