The eagerly awaited follow-up to the best-selling The Da Vinci Code once again features Robert Langdon and weaves five years of the author's research into the story's twelve-hour timeframe, in an exhilarating thriller that is full of surprises. Simultaneous.
"Too many popular authors have followed huge hits with terrible embarrassments. Mr. Brown hasn't done that. Instead, he's bringing sexy back to a genre that had been left for dead....Mr. Brown's splendid ability to concoct 64-square grids outweighs what might otherwise be authorial shortcomings. Within this book's hermetically sealed universe, characters' motivations don't really have to make sense; they just have to generate the nonstop momentum that makes THE LOST SYMBOL impossible to put down."
Janet Maslin, New York Times, 09/14/2009
"Brown's narrative moves rapidly, except for those clunky moments when people sound like encyclopedias....But no one reads Brown for style, right? The reason we read Dan Brown is to see what happens to Langdon: We want to know if he will overcome slim odds to uncover Mal'akh's motives and a cunning plan that, while not involving a vial of antimatter, is a major threat to national security....THE LOST SYMBOL is...like the experience on any roller coaster -- thrilling, entertaining and then it's over."
Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times, 09/14/2009