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Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons
by Dan Brown
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting, Thrilling, Suspenseful,, March 11 2006
Angels and Demons is one suspense packed thriller that you just can't put down! Dan Brown has managed to combine The Vatican, the secret brotherhood of the Illuminati, murder, assassins, the Swiss research facility - CERN, a Harvard symbologist, stolen antimatter, a dead priest / physicist's daughter who helped develop the antimatter, the Swiss Guard, and super high speed aircraft, (from Boston to Switzerland in 1 hour! ) all in a race against time.
This book is riveting, as the plot thickens and intensifies and I found myself "peeking" into the next chapter - something I NEVER do! The suspense was too much - but excellent! I just could not put this book down and had to let everything fall around me as I raced to finish all 430 pages! The ending will blow you totally away - and just when you think you had it all figured out - It will stun you!
I found the history of the Vatican, the information on the conclave in electing a pope, as well as all of the history, combined with the history of the Illuminati totally fascinating. My interest never waned throughout this fast-paced, compelling story. I really don't want to retell the story, as you can read it in the above editorial review.
Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of religious iconology and Vittoria Vetra, a physicist are in a race against time to save Vatican City from a diabolical plot - revenge and hatred from the ancient brotherhood of the Illuminati against the Catholic Church. With the Pope murdered, the four favored bishops are found missing from the conclave. At precise intervals, the Illuminati inform the Vatican that the bishops will be murdered. It is up to Langdon and Vittoria to try and figure out the "clues" from the Illuminati and save the bishops. But not only are they trying to save the bishops, they are also trying to save the entire Vatican, as stolen antimatter is hidden somewhere inside the Vatican. Time is also running out as the antimatter has the capacity to level the entire city. Antimatter "is the most powerful energy source known to man. A single gram of antimatter contains the energy of a 20-kilotin nuclear bomb - the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima."
You will find this book totally fascinating and incredibly compelling. You easily get caught up in the story and with the factual basis of the battle between science and religion. Dan Brown had managed to interweave the two into one non-stop thriller that will take your breath away.
Check out; Giorgio Kostantinos-The Quest, as well - very interesting and based on Da Vinci Codes.

Deception Point
Deception Point
by Dan Brown
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Brown once again thrills us., March 11 2006
Let me tell you, this is one terrific novel. In deception point by Dan Brown a big secret is goin on that has readers wait for the big moment to come. in this book there are two femals roles who will take you trough a great deception.the main plot in this story is that the whitehouse is taking some moves trough NASA'S big dicovery that will take the world up for a big deception. The characters that take you through the story will be the ones who will give you some of the schocks that you would have never expected to come up. The biggest irony in the story, is the name 'the deceptoin point' this is because in the whole story you are wait for the big secret but when u get to it you will see that you never saw it coming not even if am here telling you to get ready. I also highly recommend Quest-by Giorgio Kostantinos.

With No One As Witness
With No One As Witness
by Elizabeth George
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thorough mix of thrilling events, March 11 2006
This is a terrific book and here is my review: I'm a big fan of the Lynley/Havers books and this is one of the best. The crime story is different from the other books because this time it is about a serial killer and not only therefore it is very interesting. What I like most about the books are the characters of Lynley and Havers and their personal lives (although Lynley is not the most likable guy) and these stories are again very important and intriguing in this book.
If you liked the other Lynley/Havers books you shouldn't miss this one.
If you haven't read one yet you should start at the beginning (A Great Deliverance) because the developments of the main characters through the books is one of their strenghts. And don't stop when you weren't so enthusiastic about the first one because the books get better through time. You should also check out Giorgio Kostantinos-The Quest- a teriffic thriller.

The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was an excellent book., March 11 2006
This review is from: The Da Vinci Code (Paperback)
Do not worry about what other reviewers have written about this book not being accurate. It is a fictional (stress on fiction) work. Reading this book is like going to the theatre. In theatre, you have to allow yourself to believe what you know to be fake. Do the same thing with this book. While reading it, allow yourself to believe but don't put too much stock in this book being true. It is a great testament to the author that his fictional work can make the reader actually wonder for a moment if the book could actually be factual as opposed to fanciful. Read it, but remember...fiction.
Another great read based on Da Codes is' The Quest ' by Giorgio Kostantinos.

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