Title: The Da Vinci Code
Author: Brown, Dan
Publisher: Doubleday, New York
Publication Date: 2003
Edition: First Edition. First Printing.
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
NOTE: Light shelf wear to d-j. Bottom of front board is bumped. Front board has some spots. Previous owner’s name, written on FFEP. Bottom edge lightly bumped. Small bump on top of back 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.