The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown

The Lost Symbol

Author: Dan Brown

  • Publication Date: 2009-09-15
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 2,573 Ratings)


In this stunning follow-up to the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown demonstrates once again why he is the world's most popular thriller writer. The Lost Symbol is a masterstroke of storytelling—a deadly race through a real-world labyrinth of codes, secrets, and unseen truths . . . all under the watchful eye of Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol accelerates through a startling landscape toward an unthinkable finale.

As the story opens, 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.

As the world discovered in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Dan Brown's novels are brilliant tapestries of veiled histories, arcane symbols, and enigmatic codes. In this new novel, he again challenges readers with an intelligent, lightning-paced story that offers surprises at every turn. The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for . . . his most thrilling novel yet.


  • Great, then ugh.

    By 18holliday92
    This book was wonderful almost all the way to egg end, but then... It happened. I found myself in a righteous and religious confused lack of fact fest. It seemed that he was shoving ideas in my head. He didn’t have to do this. The Lost Symbol was ruined for me. His worst book by far.
  • Great Read

    By Jaybig80
    This is definitely a great read informational as expect from Dan Brown novels. His suspense keeps you on your toes and the knowledge gain from reading is always a welcomed addition.
  • Another great book

    By Julsvr19
    Dan Brown at his finest with not only a captivating story plot, but also with exciting revelations that not only educate your mind but make you ponder upon all the wondrous and unknown that is yet to be discovered.
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  • Awesome read!

    By Dunny92
    Living in DC and reading this has been a pleasure. Highly recommend!
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  • My favorite of the series!

    By wblakewright
    Dan Brown may reuse the plot and storyline in each novel. But it's an exciting storyline! And if you're like me, then you appreciate the amount of research and information presented in each page of his work. I realize they're not historically accountable, but they contribute to an important discussion that I think are invaluable today!
  • The Lost Symbol

    By smittycr
    Another great read with a twisting plot that is suspenseful I love books that I can't just skim through. I have to pay attention.
  • Don't bother

    By dcr13
    3/4 was interesting but just ok. Ending was extremely disappointing.
  • Love it!

    By jeydubbayoo
    Read it in one sitting-couldn't put it down.