The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is the second involving symbologist Robert Langdon.
Before we go too far. I don’t care about the lawsuits, or the historical inaccuracies, or the religious inaccuracies. If Dan Brown had advertised this as the truth, I’d care, but….he wrote this as fiction, so he can say what he wants. If you are a religious fanatic, you probably wouldn’t like it, but Brown is telling a story….and I enjoyed it!
Police Captain Bezu Fache calls Langdon to the Louvre in Paris where he finds the curator has been murdered. He had left a cryptic message (a Fibonacci sequence out of order), and lay sprawled in the manner of Da Vinci’s Vetruvian Man. The last line of the message read “P.S. Find Robert Langdon” (which was erased before Langdon arrived). The police cryptographer, Sophie Neveu, secretly tells Langdon that the curator was her grandfather, and that the P.S. was meant for her. She convinces Langdon that there is much more at stake, and that Fache has his own agenda. From then on, the two become a team trying to stay ahead of the police, and a murderer, while trying to solve the message that the dead man had left them. But the deeper they dig, the more Sophie realizes she really didn’t know her grandfather. Apparently he was the grand master of the Priory of Sion, a secret society formed to protect the secret bloodline of Jesus Christ. And then suddenly, they are chasing the Holy Grail.
This is another fast-paced mystery. Just remember, people. It is fiction, so enjoy it for what it is…a story!
Favorite Quotes from The Da Vinci Code:
“Faith ― acceptance of which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”
“Can you keep secrets? Can you know a thing and never say it again?”