"The scientist Leonardo Vetara smelled the scorched flesh and knew it was his own. He looked horribly upon the dark image that leaned over him. 'What do you want?!..' 'In the name of all the saints!....' screamed Vetara. But it was too late."
There is no doubt about it, much can be said about Dan Brown's best seller "Daemons and Angels": it is contrivasioul, things written in it did not really happen, and that all the information in it was concocted inn Dan Brown's mind. But above all these speculations- it is simply a fascinating book. Robert Langdon (main character) is a university professor and symbolist expert. A modest man, whose shrewd thinking leads him threw the plot. The story begins with a phone call from Maximilian Kohler, a crippled physist who is head of European Nuclear research committee. In the ENRC a secret scientific discovery is being kept, which if found out would constitute one of the most important and thrilling scientific discoveries in the history of science. And sure enough, it reaches very evil hands and is used as an awesome and powerful weapon. Now, Langdon must retrieve the discovery and finds himself in the Holy See, in the eve of the election pf a new pope.
As time pushes on, Robert Langdon has but 24 hours to find the missing discovery-"Rome... where Julius Cease ruled and where St. Peter was crucified. The birth place of modern society and in its core- a time bomb..." Angels and Demons is a feisty plot with many twists and turns. It is a diverse book, as are the characters in it, and it a book guanrteed to attract readers of all ages. It includes love, murder, struggle and many surprises. And yet it is a book which raises many philosophical and historical related questions, such as- what caused the advancement of humanity-religion or science? The book incorporates elements of many fields, such as information about the "Illuminati" society and its symbols, information about the election of the pope, about the Catholic Church and Christianity in general. This is the second book of 4 best sellers written so far by Dan Brown. Now (late 2005) he is working on a 5th, "The Solomon Key", due 2006.