The Lost Symbol: (Robert Langdon Book 3)

The Lost Symbol: (Robert Langdon Book 3)

Book rating: 04 Hardback Robert Langdon

By (author) Dan Brown

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  • Publisher: BANTAM PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 44mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 11 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 059305427X
  • ISBN 13: 9780593054277
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 2,474

Product description

WHAT WAS LOST WILL BE FOUND...Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object - gruesomely encoded with five symbols - is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient invitation, meant to beckon its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. When Langdon's revered mentor, Peter Solomon - philanthropist and prominent mason - is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes that his only hope of saving his friend's life is to accept this mysterious summons and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon finds himself quickly swept behind the facade of America's most historic city into the unseen chambers, temples and tunnels which exist there. All that was familiar is transformed into a shadowy, clandestine world of an artfully concealed past in which Masonic secrets and never-before-seen revelations seem to be leading him to a single impossible and inconceivable truth. A brilliantly composed tapestry of veiled histories, arcane icons and enigmatic codes, The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn. For, as Robert Langdon will discover, there is nothing more extraordinary or shocking than the secret which hides in plain sight...

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Author information

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England. Visit his UK website at

Customer reviews

By Darryl Greer 08 Jan 2011 3

Dan Brown writes in a rather unique style that has you craving to turn to the next page almost before you've finished the one you're on. But I found the story a little too technical when it comes to symbolism, drawn out unnecessarily and, at 670 pages, far too long.

Darryl Greer
Author "The Election"

By Alina 25 Aug 2010 5

Another great instalment from Dan Brown. A great read. However, I think the ending dragged out a bit too much.

By Jacob A. 14 Oct 2009 5

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'The wait is over. The Lost Symbol is here--and you don't have to be a Freemason to enjoy it...THRILLING AND ENTERTAINING, LIKE THE EXPERIENCE ON A ROLLER COASTER' - Los Angeles Times 'Dan Brown brings sexy back to a genre that had been left for dead...His code and clue-filled book is dense with exotica...amazing imagery...and the nonstop momentum that makes The Lost Symbol impossible to put down. SPLENDID...ANOTHER MIND-BLOWING ROBERT LANGDON STORY' - Janet Maslin, New York Times