Title: The Da Vinci Code
Author: Brown, Dan
Publisher: Doubleday, New York
Publication Date: 2003
Edition: SIGNED First Edition. First Printing.
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: NF
NOTE: Small rub and bump on bottom of front board. Only true first editions & first printings of this book have the word “Scotoma” misspelled as “Skitoma” on page 243. D-j has light shelf wear.
Synopsis: While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see — yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory’s ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — will be lost forever.