Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2018)
A desperate race in the novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Author(s): R Umagandhi, R Sindhuja
Abstract: Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has intrigued and thrilled millions of readers around the world. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late- night receiver call. The elderly guardian of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a mysterious cipher found near the body. As Langdon and a talented French Cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the weird riddles, they are amazed to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci- clues visible for all to see and yet cunningly concealed by the artist. Langdon suspects they are on the hound for a breathtaking historical furtive, one that has proven through the centuries to be as enlightening as it is dangerous. In a frenzied race through Paris and beyond, Langdon and Neveu find themselves identical wits with a faceless powerbroker appear to anticipate their every move. Unless they can decode the labyrinthine puzzle, the priory’s secret and a volatile ancient truth will be lost perpetually.