Summary of "The Da Vinci Code"
The mysterious murder one late night at the Louvre in Paris kicks this fast-moving thriller going. The elderly Jacques Saunièr is murdered at the famous art museum. His grand daughter and crypologist Sophie Neveu, together with the Harvard professor and symbol expert Robert Langdon, try to solve a number of coded messages that the curator has left behind. The two of them soon realise that they are about to uncover one of the best hidden secrets in history.
In their attempts to solve the mystery they learn that Jacques Saunièr was a member of Prieuré de Sion, which is a secret society that once had members like Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Isaac Newton. They discover hidden messages in Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, and soon realise that they are looking for the Holy Grail. As Robert is suspected for the murderer of Jacques Saunièr they have to work fast to find the Holy Grail, before the Frech police catches up with them.
When Robert and Sophie find out that a number of other distinguished members of the society are murdered, they fear that the big secret may soon be lost forever. This is a race against time. A race that they can not afford to lose, or the secret will be forever lost.
This is a really good novel by Dan Brown that will offer you a few hours of good entertainment. The book is intriguing and difficult to put known once you start reading it. However, it has been criticized for not being accurate with all the facts, and also the language is rather poor. But this is soon forgotten once you start reading it. Some people love this book and some hate it. Read it and see what you think.
The Da Vinci Code won Book of the Year at the British Book Awards this year (2005).