If you liked Dan Brown’s other books about professor Robert Langdon, you will like this latest one too. It has the same quick-paced style, and lots of interesting plot twists and turns. The way he weaves history and literature into his books is fabulous. As the story begins, Langdon wakes up in a hospital in Italy with a head injury, and no idea how he got there… and on top of that, people trying to kill him. As you read on, pieces of a puzzle are woven together to provide the back story, and reveals the importance of the quest they are on. As they race the clock to prevent the unleashing of a biological weapon of sorts, things unravel in ways that you don’t expect.
Even though I loved the book, I gave it 4 of 5 stars for two reasons. First, it has some language that I wouldn’t want my daughter reading. Second, it got a little political/philosophical at the end in its discussion of the science of altering genetic codes. While it went along with the book, it was a little much for me. I did enjoy it overall, and look forward to future books by Mr. Brown.