06. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Janet, Mystery

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, 572 pages, read by Janet, on 02/06/2012

This is a fast-moving thrilling adventure of the Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon, as he was called to a Swiss research facillity to help figure out a mysterious symbol burned into the chest of a murdered famous physicist.  The discord of science and the Catholic church becomes heated with the apparent return of an ancient secret brotherhood, the Illuminati.  As a new Pope was to be elected at Vatican City, four top-ranking cardinals were taken and hidden before the voting could take place and an antimatter device was set up to destroy the city.  There is a very interesting description of the crypts, catacombs, and secret vaults Landon and the beautiful young Italian scientist who helped develop the anti-matter device, Vittoria Vetra, explored as they searched for the cardinals and the hidden bomb.

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