FROM GOODREADS: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned unexpectedly to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol Building. Within minutes of his arrival, however, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the Capitol Building. Langdon recognizes the object as an ancient invitation…one meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of esoteric wisdom. When Langdon’s beloved mentor, Peter Solomon—a prominent Mason and philanthropist—is brutally kidnapped, Langdon realizes his only hope of saving Peter is to accept this mystical invitation and follow wherever it leads him. Langdon is instantly plunged into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and never-before-seen locations—all of which seem to be dragging him toward a single, inconceivable truth.
MY REVIEW: Dan Brown, I’ve missed you! It’s been several years since I voraciously devoured Brown’s entire catalog, starting with The Da Vinci Code, and on to Angels and Demons, Deception Point and Digital Fortress. I don’t know how I missed The Lost Symbol, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it – right now! All I can say is this: there is nothing like a book that takes hold of you on page one and doesn’t let go until the very end, leaving you spent, breathless and hungry for more the second it is over. 5 of 5 stars.