Geschreven bij Robert Langdon 2 - The Da Vinci Code
Robert Langdon, a renowned Harvard professor in symbology, receives a late night call when he is on business in Paris. The curator of the Louvre, Jacques Saunière, has been murdered and Robert is asked to help the police in their investigation, not knowing that he is in fact their prime suspect. When he arrives at the crime scene he finds the curator lying in the most awkward position, stripped and covered with bloody symbols. He asks the captain of the police, Bezu Fache, if they have an idea why the killer did this to him. But the captain says Jacques Saunière did this to himself. Then another police officer comes in saying she has made a discovery, she is in fact the granddaughter of the curator, Sophie Neveu, and she has deciphered a code which the curator drew on the floor next to him. She has reason to believe that Robert is innocent and she helps him escape from the museum. Together they have to break the codes and clues Jacques Saunière drew on and around him in the museum gallery. This leads them through the whole of Paris from discovery to discovery and from mind breaking clue to the next. Robert and Sophie find out that Jacques Saunière was the head of an ancient and secret cult called the Priory of Sion, which has been around since the death of Christ or even before. This cults prime reason for being is to keep a secret from being covered up by the roman catholic church. The Priory of Sion knows the whereabouts of the Holy Grail, which is not a carpenters cup used at the last supper, but the mummified body of Mary Magdalene, and documents that contradict most of what the roman church makes people believe. If these secrets are to be revealed it will start a landslide which will destroy everything the church has worked for for 2 millennia. Apparently someone is trying to keep their mouths shut. In order to save the secret Sophies grandfather gave his life for to protect, they have to follow his clues leading them from France to England and back again, and they have to do all this with an unidentified killer on their trail and the French Judicial Police snapping at their heels. And theres no one to help them because apparently everyone in the Priory of Sion who knew about the secret has been killed along with Saunière. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a true pageturner. With every page I turned I found myself thinking incredible and youve gotta be kidding. I cant imagine anyone not liking this book whether you are Christian or not, its an amazingly complicated and fascinating story, combined with ideas and insights in religion and art. Unbelievably interesting whether it is true or completely fictional. The story takes place in the present and most of the events happen in one night making it practically impossible to but down the book. The style in which the book is written is very nice to read, its fast paced yet very detailed. This type of writing is used in more of Dan Browns book including Angels and Demons which I have read myself and Deception Point which Im reading at the moment. Dan Brown is a professor in English and creative writing at Phillips Exeter Academy. I can definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good and interesting thriller. Its easy to read and unputdownable, fascinating an absorbing. I loved this book!