Published by Random House on 2013-05-14
Genres: Action & Adventure, Crime, Fiction, General, Mystery & Detective, Suspense, Thrillers
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Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings. A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante’s Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance’s most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat...
I hadn’t realised Dan Brown had written another Robert Langdon book, but here we go, book number 4. When I first started reading it I thought Dan had jumped the shark as it was intentionally confusing for everyone, not just the reader but also the characters, but as it started to unwind and develop it kept my attention.
If you like the other Robert Langdon novels then you will enjoy this, it’s more of the same, but based in Florence, Italy and surrounding the symbols and mysteries of Dante’s Inferno. Which is another book I’ve always been meaning to read! I’ve been to Florence before and know a little about The Divine Comedy, so it was great fun to revisit those ideas and locations in this storyl