Inferno – Dan Brown

InfernoTitle : Inferno

Author : Dan Brown

ISBN-10: 0385537859

ISBN-13 : 978-0385537858

Paperback : 480 pages

The Plot :

In Dan Brown’s latest work ‘Inferno’, Harvard Professor of symbology Robert Langdon is back with a new mission. This time he is in a race for time trying to save the world from the evil plan of a crazy yet brilliant scientist ‘Bertrand Zobrist’ who has decided to eradicate more than half the world’s population by releasing a deadly virus, to solve the problem of over population.

The book starts with Langdon waking up in a hospital with a couple of stitches on is head and no recollection of how he got there. As soon as he wakes up he is shot at and manages to run for his life with the help of ‘Sienna Brooks’, a beautiful doctor who is tending to him. He realizes he is in Florence and the last memory he has is of walking down the campus of Harvard University.

With the help of Sienna, he manages to get some details of how he was admitted in the hospital, and finds a cylindrical vial of bio hazardous material in his jacket. Assuming that is what the shooter was looking for he plans to call the US consulate to ask for protection and gives them his hiding location. Soon the shooter arrives at the location and a SWAT team, cementing his suspicion that his government is the one who wants him dead.

Again Sienna and Langdon manage to outsmart the shooter and the SWAT teams and manage to escape in the nick of time. They plan to open the cylinder and investigate why someone would want it badly enough to kill and how Langdon came to possess it. Soon they discover that it is a medieval bone cylinder with some sort of high end projector that on being shaken projects an image of Botticelli’s Map of Hell. Being an expert in symbology and having seen this work of art before he realizes it is not the original work but a modified piece.

Using his skills he and Sienna try and uncover the hidden message in the artwork and this takes them across Florence, all the time being chased not just by the shooter but now also by a SWAT team. Meantime there is a submarine somewhere which houses a team of people who have been helping Zobrist with his mission, without knowing what the mission is in entirety or how dangerous it could be. The head of the World health Organization is also involved in this chase to stop the villain from unleashing a deadly virus on the world.

With multiple twists and turns and a nail biting finish, Inferno is an addictive piece of fiction. Dan Brown has maintained a break neck pace from the very first page and keeps the reader guessing while evoking a range of emotions throughout the book. I loved this book and I highly recommend it anyone who is looking for a fast paced thriller.

Links:

Buy the Book From : http://www.amazon.com/Inferno-Dan-Brown/dp/0385537859

Find Out More About the Author : http://www.danbrown.com/

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