|Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital bed in Italy, shot and
no memory of how or why it happened. All he can remember is a beautiful woman sitting in a
painting depicting Dantes Gates of Hell, urging him to seek and find something. A
spiky haired woman tries to assassinate him and he flees for his life with the assistance
of an attractive young doctor.
Sienna Brooks is a doctor, used to saving lives and being
in control. She saved a patients life and is now being pursued through the streets
of Rome by the police, military, mercenaries, and an assassin. The former child actor has
a genius IQ and uncertain immigration status that means she does not want to be noticed.
Fast-paced and with plenty of action, the plot is tightly written with intriguing clues
dropped throughout that reveal a clever but horrific plan. As pieces began slotting
together small pieces of the puzzle began to emerge but certain events remained a mystery
and I couldnt understand them, like the head of the WHO and the man she met. Was she
working with him or thwarting him? There were a few shocks as peoples secrets were
revealed and all the pieces came together right at the very end to display. I did not
guess what was coming before it unfolded and I wondered how I missed it.
Set in the exotic streets of Rome, medieval Italian literature and artworks are
explored, as Dantes Inferno is key to the plan. History and art buffs will either
enjoy this story or pick holes in the authenticity of the story. Fans of a cleverly
written thriller will be delighted with this book. I thought the plan was grotesque and so
wrong, but worryingly I can see the sensible side of it.
Read this latest masterpiece from Dan Brown. Its a gripping read.