Inferno by Dan Brown

‘Seek and ye shall find.’

With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.

A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown persuers.

With only a few lines from Dante’s dark and epic masterpiece, Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance – scupltures, paintings, buildings – to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat…

This book has been on my shelf for a while and with my long summer holidays I’ve finally had time to pick it up. I’ve read books from the Robert Langdon series before so I knew I would enjoy it.

Robert Langdon is in Italy again, but this time he has woken up in Florence with know memory of how or why he is there. He has been shot and is recovering in hospital when his assasin returns. He flees to safety with his doctor, Sienna Brooks. She takes him to her apartment where she reveals a canister that she found hidden in a secret pocket in his jacket while he was unconscious in hospital.

This canister contains a clue which leads them in a hunt across Florence in an attempt to stop something deadly. They do not know what will happen if they do not get there in time, but they know that the fate of the world depends on it. I won’t give too much away because the suspense is really what makes this novel so gripping. I would definitely reccommend to anyone who fancies a fast-paced thriller set against the amazing scenery of Florence.

“Remember tonight…for it’s the beginning of forever. – Dante Alighieri”

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