Origin

Origin

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself... and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery... and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

Title:Origin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385514231
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  • Emily May

    Where do we come from?Where are we going? Yes, it's the new Dan Brown book. Yes, it's pulpy and ridiculous. But I have to say it-- it was really entertaining, too. The thing about Brown is that he's ...

  • Petra

    Update:I just finished the book. It's not the best Robert Langdon book in my opinion but it's entertaining as hell. As always if you are looking for some quality writing this is not the book for you. ...

  • Ashley

    All right, Danny boy, let's see what you've got for us this time. Anyone want to take bets on how many times he mentions the Mickey Mouse watch? Man, I hope that thing gets smashed under a garbage tru...

  • Sean Gibson

    If you’re reading this in an effort to determine whether or not you want to read Origins, I’m going to make two assumptions: 1) You’ve already read the previous books in the series and, as such,...

  • Matthew

    Dan Brown is back with some of his best work in a while. I was not a huge fan of his last two – Inferno and The Lost Symbol. I think for me they seemed kind of stale after Angels & Demons and The Da...

  • Anuradha

    When Anuradha Herur woke up this morning, at the crack of dawn, she was in no way prepared for the absolute dismay she would have to face during the day. As she pulled her long, black hair into a bun,...

  • Mohammed Arabey

    Finally will travel again with my idol, Professor Dan Brown Robert Langdon..This time to Spain..With an unfamiliar world to him, the world of Modern Art, and on a quest to answer two of the most profo...

  • Huda Yahya

    من أين أتينا؟ من نحن؟ إلى أين نحن ذاهبون؟ـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ سأل جوجان بفرشاته هذا السؤال ...

  • Ron Charles

    Dan Brown is back with another thriller so moronic you can feel your IQ points flaking away like dandruff.“Origin” marks the fifth outing for Harvard professor Robert Langdon, the symbologist who ...

  • Mark

    Dan Brown returns to his best with Origin. Much like some of his previous works he tackles religion, particularly Christianity, this time with the age-old debate of Creationism Vs Evolution.Once again...