By Dan Brown
An historic mystery brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
An unthinkable objective.
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss learn facility to investigate a cryptic image seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unbelievable: a perilous vendetta opposed to the Catholic Church by means of a centuries-old underground association -- the Illuminati. wanting to keep the Vatican from a robust time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the attractive and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. jointly they embark on a frantic hunt via sealed crypts, harmful catacombs, abandoned cathedrals, and the main secretive vault on earth...the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
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My God is better than your God. It seemed there was always close correlation between true believers and high body counts. “Go on,” Kohler said. Langdon gathered his thoughts and continued. “The Illuminati grew more powerful in Europe and set their sights on America, a fledgling government many of whose leaders were Masons-George Washington, Ben Franklin-honest, God-fearing men who were unaware of the Illuminati stronghold on the Masons. ” Langdon paused. ” Kohler did not move. “A New World Order,” Langdon repeated, “based on scientific enlightenment.
Langdon was certain Kohler would recognize the name. Even nonscientists were familiar with the ill-fated astronomer who had been arrested and almost executed by the church for proclaiming that the sun, and not the earth, was the center of the solar system. Although his data were incontrovertible, the astronomer was severely punished for implying that God had placed mankind somewhere other than at the center of His universe. “His name was Galileo Galilei,” Langdon said. Kohler looked up. ” “Yes.
Was it a reference, he wondered, to the Roman two-faced god… or to the moon of Saturn? Not that it made any difference. Janus wielded unfathomable power. He had proven that beyond a doubt. As the killer walked, he imagined his ancestors smiling down on him. Today he was fighting their battle, he was fighting the same enemy they had fought for ages, as far back as the eleventh century… when the enemy’s crusading armies had first pillaged his land, raping and killing his people, declaring them unclean, defiling their temples and gods.
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown