The Lost Symbol

By Dan Brown

Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon solutions an unforeseen summons to seem on the U.S. Capitol development. His deliberate lecture is interrupted whilst a stressful object—artfully encoded with 5 symbols—is stumbled on within the development. Langdon acknowledges within the locate an old invitation right into a misplaced global of esoteric, in all likelihood risky knowledge. whilst his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and loved philanthropist—is abducted, Langdon realizes that the one option to store Solomon is to just accept the paranormal invitation and plunge headlong right into a clandestine international of Masonic secrets and techniques, hidden background, and one unattainable fact . . . all less than the watchful eye of Dan Brown's so much terrifying villain up to now. Set in the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The misplaced Symbol is an clever, lightning-paced tale with surprises at each turn--Brown's most enjoyable novel yet.

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Good, it made feel on your brother. ” “What? ” Katherine sat up. “At least in accordance with the tale he informed me the day past, Peter knew precisely what the intruder used to be searching for. And but your brother didn't wish at hand it over, so he pretended to not comprehend. ” “That’s absurd. Peter couldn’t in all probability have recognized what the fellow sought after. His calls for made no feel! ” “Interesting. ” Dr. Abaddon paused and took a number of notes. “As i discussed, even though, Peter instructed me he did comprehend. Your brother believes if he had basically cooperated with the intruder, might be your mom will be alive at the present time. This determination is the resource of all his guilt. ” Katherine shook her head. “That’s loopy …” Abaddon slumped, having a look bothered. “Ms. Solomon, this has been priceless suggestions. As I feared, your brother turns out to have had a bit holiday with truth. i need to admit, i used to be afraid this would be the case. That’s why I requested him back this day. those delusional episodes are usually not unusual after they relate to stressful stories. ” Katherine shook her head back. “Peter is much from delusional, Dr. Abaddon. ” “I may agree, other than …” “Except what? ” “Except that his recounting of the assault used to be only the start … a tiny fraction of the lengthy and far-fetched story he instructed me. ” Katherine leaned ahead in her seat. “What did Peter let you know? ” Abaddon gave a tragic smile. “Ms. Solomon, allow me ask you this. Has your brother ever mentioned with you what he believes is hidden right here in Washington, D. C …. or the function he believes he performs in maintaining an outstanding treasure … of misplaced old knowledge? ” Katherine’s jaw fell open. “What on this planet are you conversing approximately? ” Dr. Abaddon heaved a protracted sigh. “What i'm approximately to inform you'll be a section stunning, Katherine. ” He paused and locked eyes together with her. “But it will likely be immeasurably useful should you can inform me whatever you'll learn about it. ” He reached for her cup. “More tea? ” NOTHER TATTOO. Langdon crouched anxiously beside Peter’s open palm and tested the seven tiny symbols that were hidden underneath the useless clenched arms. “They seem to be numbers,” Langdon stated, shocked. “Although I don’t realize them. ” “The first is a Roman numeral,” Anderson acknowledged. “Actually, I don’t imagine so,” Langdon corrected. “The Roman numeral I-I-I-X doesn’t exist. it'd be written V-I-I. ” “How in regards to the remainder of it? ” Sato requested. “I’m unsure. It seems like eight-eight-five in Arabic numbers. ” “Arabic? ” Anderson requested. “They seem like basic numbers. ” “Our common numbers are Arabic. ” Langdon had develop into so familiar with clarifying this aspect for his scholars that he’d really ready a lecture in regards to the medical advances made by way of early heart jap cultures, one in every of them being our sleek numbering approach, whose merits over Roman numerals integrated “positional notation” and the discovery of the quantity 0. after all, Langdon continually ended this lecture with a reminder that Arab tradition had additionally given mankind the note al-kuhl—the favourite beverage of Harvard freshmen—known as alcohol.

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