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By Dan Brown

An historic mystery brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
An unthinkable aim.
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss examine facility to research a cryptic image seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is incredible: a dangerous vendetta opposed to the Catholic Church by means of a centuries-old underground association -- the Illuminati. desirous to keep the Vatican from a strong time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the attractive and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. jointly they embark on a frantic hunt via sealed crypts, harmful catacombs, abandoned cathedrals, and the main secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.

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Kohler pointed angrily at Vetra’s body. ” “I realize how it appears,” Langdon said as diplomatically as he could. ” “What purposes? ” Good question, Langdon thought. He also was having trouble imagining where anyone could have turned up the Illuminati brand after 400 years. ” “No. The Illuminati may have believed in the abolition of Christianity, but they wielded their power through political and financial means, not through terrorists acts. Furthermore, the Illuminati had a strict code of morality regarding who they saw as enemies.

Kohler wiped his mouth and shifted uncomfortably. “ Langdon paced the frozen room to keep warm. “The Illuminati were satanic. ” Langdon quickly explained how most people pictured satanic cults as devil-worshiping fiends, and yet Satanists historically were educated men who stood as adversaries to the church. Shaitan. The rumors of satanic black-magic animal sacrifices and the pentagram ritual were nothing but lies spread by the church as a smear campaign against their adversaries. Over time, opponents of the church, wanting to emulate the Illuminati, began believing the lies and acting them out.

He closed his eyes and tried to fall back asleep. It was no use. The dream was emblazoned in his mind. Reluctantly, he put on his robe and went downstairs. Robert Langdon wandered barefoot through his deserted Massachusetts Victorian home and nursed his ritual insomnia remedy-a mug of steaming Nestlй‘s Quik. The April moon filtered through the bay windows and played on the oriental carpets. Langdon’s colleagues often joked that his place looked more like an anthropology museum than a home. His shelves were packed with religious artifacts from around the world-an ekuaba from Ghana, a gold cross from Spain, a cycladic idol from the Aegean, and even a rare woven boccus from Borneo, a young warrior’s symbol of perpetual youth.

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