Dan Brown

Olivia Engler

Biography

Although he only wrote six books, Dan Brown is very well known and has been awarded as being one of the 100 Most Influential People by TIME Magazine in 2005. He is interested in how science and religion fit together, and uses that prominently in his books. Two of his books have been turned into movies, with a third in the process. One of Dan's books, The Da Vinci Code, is one of the best selling novels of all time. All of Dan Brown's books have caused tourism in Rome, Paris, and Washington DC, where his most famous books take place, to increase, due to the fact that he uses real places and information in his novels. Eight books have been written against Dan Brown, claiming that what he says in his novels is fake.

Angels and Demons

When a scientist whose life goal was to explain religion through science is murdered with a brand saying "Illuminati", Robert Langdon, a symbology professor at Harvard, is called to come to CERN headquarters, in Europe. Robert meets the daughter of the scientist, Vittoria Vetra, and she tells him that what they were working on is extremely dangerous, and that it has been stolen. They then travel to the Vatican City, where conclave is in session, and follow the clues hidden by the Illuminati in Vatican City to find the antimatter, which was what Vittoria and her father were working on. Antimatter destroys all matter, and a microscopic amount could destroy the entire Vatican City. They have 24 hours to find the antimatter, or else Vatican City will destroyed, and there will be no leader for the Catholic church.

The Lost Symbol

After the events of The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon returns to Cambridge, until his best friend and 33rd degree Mason, Peter Solomon, calls him telling him to come to Washington D.C. to speak at a banquet Peter is holding at the US Capitol, and tells him to bring a package that Peter gave to him years ago. When Langdon arrives at the Capitol, there is no banquet, but a severed hand on the floor of the dome, and with closer examination, Langdon realizes it is Peter's hand. He then gets a call from a mysterious person with the name of Mal'akh, a person who believes he can become a god by performing a ritual that he kidnapped Peter to witness. The clock is ticking, and with the help of Peter's sister, Katherine, Langdon tries to find where Mal'akh will be performing the ritual that will most likely kill Peter, and stop him.

Other Books

  • Deception Point
  • Digital Fortress
  • Inferno
  • The Da Vinci Code