The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the creator of The Da Vinci Code.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science perpetually”. The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the globe. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he’ll reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence.
But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery will also be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, at the side of the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password so one can unlock Kirsch’s secret.
In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal should navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues so one can bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried – until now.
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