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'Big ideas and nonstop action.' New York Times
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of an astonishing scientific breakthrough. The evening's host is billionaire Edmond Kirsch, a futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world.
But Langdon and several hundred guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is suddenly blown apart. There is a real danger that Kirsch's precious discovery may be lost in the ensuing chaos. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao, taking with him the museum's director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch's secret.
To evade a devious enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate the labyrinthine passageways of extreme religion and hidden history. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breath-taking truth that has remained buried -until now.
Readers love Origin:
***** 'Thrilling, gripping and exhilarating to the end.'
***** 'Full of tension, excitement and intrigue.'
***** 'Action packed, tense, suspenseful, and intelligent'
Beautifully observed and really well researched
Fans will not be disappointed
Read this if you like high stakes drama
Origin is an imaginative and rattling good tale, the science is accurate and comprehensible and the information on the historic buildings featured are fascinating
A familiar swirl of big ideas and nonstop action
Journey back to where we first meet Robert Langdon, when he was woken up by a mysterious phonecall and thrust into a countdown to oblivion and faced with the re-emergence of an ancient secret society