Friday, May 1, 2009

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's chest. His baffling conclusion: it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years - reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy, the Catholic church.
In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair - a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican (from the publisher).
I enjoyed this book more than The Da Vinci Code. With the film version about to hit the screens, I thought I would read this one again. If you can, try to get a copy of the illustrated version to read, as the illustrations offer a better understanding for some parts of the story. A lot of twists and turns throughout the book, of course, to keep you guessing.
Rating - I give this 4.5/5 Not bad!
Get this from the library

Reviewed by Michelle @ admin

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