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.
Read or Download Angels & Demons PDF
Similar thriller books
3 self assurance tricksters - blokes and a fowl - had a method that earned them millions.
Silas was once the chief, slick and confident -- yet disillusioned. Bob was once the junior accomplice, eager for the open street the place pickings have been wealthy and the dwelling used to be effortless. And Liz, Silas' mistress, was once. .. in among. Theirs was once a integrated love triangle with its personal rewards. .. and its personal dangers.
In ny those con-artists do a 'business deal' worthy thousands. yet again in London Silas' plan to bilk an emergent African state misfires. Then Bob takes over the working of the operation -- and Liz. A Beirut financial institution is their objective and every member of the trio will get what she or he merits -- every one with a twist of lemon.
This reissue incorporates a foreword from the canopy fashion designer, Oscar-winning filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman, and an creation by way of Len Deighton, which bargains a desirable perception into the writing of the tale.
Matthew Reilly's Hell Island novella used to be, previously, purely on hand for the month of the Books Alive crusade in 2005. Now, for the 1st time, it's on hand for basic sale.
It is an island that doesn't seem on any maps.
A mystery position, the place categorised experiments were carried out.
Experiments that experience long gone extraordinarily wrong.
Four crack particular forces devices are dropped in.
One of them is a workforce of Marines, led by
Captain Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW.
Nothing can organize Schofield's crew for what they locate there.
You may possibly say they've simply entered hell.
But that will be wrong.
This is far, a lot worse.
Predator' is the strong tale of a relations scuffling with for survival in a land near to apocalypse. Dr Max Loxton, environmentalist and entrepreneur, has an obsession: to save lots of essentially the most sacred components of Africa from definite destruction by the hands of an unscrupulous mining corporation. it truly is an obsession that pulls him right into a international of deceit and treachery, threatening to wreck his new-found love, his fortune and his love.
It used to be the foolish season and a Monday at that, and Kinsey Millhone was once slowed down in a initial document on a fireplace declare. whatever was once nagging at her, yet she couldn't pin it. the very last thing she wanted within the morning mail used to be a letter from her financial institution recording an faulty $5,000 deposit in her account.
- Stranger Child
- To Catch a King
- King and Maxwell (King & Maxwell, Book 6)
- The Beast Within (The Dead Man, Book 7)
- Naked Prey (Lucas Davenport, Book 14)
Additional resources for Angels & Demons
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.