Origin is said to be Dan Brown’s “most brilliant and entertaining novel to date” and will be available at bookstores in October.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, returns to thrill and entertain in this latest novel that opens with the professor arriving at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement — the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever”. The event is being hosted by Langdon’s former student – Edmond Kirsch, a billionaire and futurist whom is renowned for his high-tech inventions and audacious predictions.
Kirsch is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough – one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
However, the meticulously choreographed evening devolves into chaos resulting in Kirsch’s precious discovery teetering on the brink of being lost forever. Facing imminent danger finds himself desperately attempting to escape Bilbao, with the elegant museum director, Ambra Vidal, at his side. They head to Barcelona on a dangerous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
Dark corridors, hidden history, extreme religion – Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself and who will stop at nothing to silence Kirsch.
Origin promises bucket-loads of intrigue, suspense and drama in typical Dan Brown style. I can’t wait for October.
* Origin is published by Penguin Random House