Angels & Demons
A Novel : Special Illustrated EditionBook - 2000
An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against and age-old enemy.
Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.
No Dan Brown library is complete without this lavishly illustrated special edition. No true lover od suspense fiction will be able to resist the exhilarating blend of scholarly intrigue and relentless adventure found in Angels & Demons .
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"You proliferate weapons of mass destruction, but it is the Pope who travels the world beseeching leaders to use restraint. You clone living creatures, but it is the church reminding us to consider the moral implications of our actions. You encourage people to interact on phones, video screens, and computers, but it is the church who opens its doors and reminds us to commune in person as we were meant to do. You even murder unborn babies in the name of research that will save lives. Again, it is the church who points out the fallacy of this reasoning." (Brown pg. 381-382)
The branded camerlengo… raving for the world to hear…
The Illuminati Diamond… unveiled in its diabolical genius…
The countdown clock registering the the final twenty minutes of Vatican history…
The drama, however, had only begun.
Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.
Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.
Science and religion support the same truth -- pure energy is the father of creation.
Violence: Some content may not be appropriate for children under 16. - Explicit descriptions of injury and death.
Coarse Language: Some language might not be considered appropriate for children under 16. - Vulgarity, sexual references
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Robert Langdon is called by Maximilan Kohler in the middle of the night with an intriguing image that suggests an ancient cult may once again be back into modern civilization. This call brings him into a mad dash to find a tube of antimatter that threatens to level Vatican City in an instant. He succeeds, and in the meantime develops a crush on a murdered physicist's daughter.