Origin: From the author of the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon Book 5)

· Robert Langdon Book 5 · Random House
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The number one bestseller
'Big ideas and nonstop action.' New York Times
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening's host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world.

But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch's precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.

To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breath-taking truth that has remained buried -until now.
Readers love Origin:
***** 'Thrilling, gripping and exhilarating to the end.'
***** 'Full of tension, excitement and intrigue.'
***** 'Action packed, tense, suspenseful, and intelligent'
1.39K reviews
Jadeite S
October 6, 2017
Great read as all DB books imho. Enjoyed all the science and art refs. This time though I figured out who was the "bad guy" real quick.
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George Manitsas
January 2, 2018
It is a nice Dan Brown mystery-thriller. The Climax was good but the resolution and the ending wasn't. Maybe this way makes it easier to bring it on the "big screen". There was also in my opinion a "touch too much" info about unrelated "art & architecture" with the plot.
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Ainy Munnee
November 7, 2017
The twist was sort of predictable and the ever present ingredients of every Robert Langdon series : the private jet, the deciphering of some code, art, the riddles, a beautiful woman were all there, giving it a banal feel. But the research and the main idea was good.
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About the author

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and most recently, Inferno. Three of his Robert Langdon novels have been adapted for the screen by Ron Howard, starring Tom Hanks. They have all been international blockbusters.

His new Robert Langdon novel, Origin is out now.

Dan Brown is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and Creative Writing. He lives in New England.

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