Angels and Demons

September 30, 2008
“The image on the page was that of a human corpse. The body had been stripped naked, and its head had been twisted, facing completely backward. On the victim's chest was a terrible burn. The man had been branded…” (Brown 7). This image is faxed to Robert Langdon before dawn one supposedly quiet morning. It marks the beginning of a fascinating adventure, thousands of miles away in Italy, which rapidly turns into a nail-biting race against time to prevent four cardinals from suffering a similar fate. Langdon and renowned scientist Vittoria Vetra are galvanized into action for a quest requiring all of their wits and cunning. Who is the mysterious assassin; why is he/she trying to crush the Catholic Church?

Robert Langdon is a middle-aged Harvard symbologist. He lives comfortably in his Massachusetts Victorian home until he is rudely awakened by a call from CERN, one of the world's most influential scientific departments, regarding a scientist who has been brutally murdered. Despite his hesitantly, placid nature, Langdon agrees to hitch a plane ride to the CERN headquarters and begin his investigation thousands of miles from home.
The assassin cleverly baits Langdon and Vittoria, revealing when he will slaughter his next victim but not where he will do so. Due to the assassin's plan to execute one cardinal hourly, Langdon and Vittoria must somehow analyze the few clues they have about the Illuminati, a covert, anti-Christian organization, before it is too late.

High-intensity thrills, fascinating insights into a serial killer's mind, and a murder mystery unlike any other launch Angels and Demons into perfect-score territory. It is with sound reason that director Ron Howard is currently in the process of adapting this incredible novel into a movie; suspense of this magnitude does not come along often. The author, Dan Brown, is a master of thrills and chills. Angels and Demons does not disappoint.

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