Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown

Genre: Mystery-Thriller/Suspense

The Da Vinci Code is the fourth book by the famous author Dan Brown. There is a prequel to this book- The Angels and Demons and I will include the link of that book summary at the end of this book summary. Most of the book’s setting is in the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

In the Louvre, a monk of Opus Dei named Silas apprehends Jacques Saunière, the museum’s curator, and demands to know a location of something which apparently only the museum curator knows. After Jacques tells him, Silas shoots him and leaves him to die. However, Jacques has lied about the location of the mystery object. Realizing that he has only a few minutes to live and that he must pass on his important secret, the curator leaves a code, a line of numbers, and two lines of text on the ground in invisible ink.

A police detective, Jerome Collet, calls Robert Langdon, the story’s protagonist and a Harvard professor of Symbology, and asks him to come to the Louvre to try to interpret the scene. Langdon does not yet realize that he himself is suspected of the murder.

After murdering the curator, Silas calls the ‘Teacher’ and tells him that, according to Saunière, the keystone is in the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. The Teacher sends Silas there. Silas follows Saunière’s clues to the keystone’s location and discovers that he has been tricked. At the Louvre, Langdon meets Jerome Collet and Bezu Fache, the police captain, and realizes that the two policemen suspect him of the murder.

Sophie Neveu, an agent of the department of cryptology, who is also the granddaughter of Jacques Saunière, arrives at the crime scene and tells Langdon that he must call the embassy, by handing him a number. When Langdon calls the number Sophie gave him, he reaches her answering service. The message warns Langdon that he is in imminent danger and should meet Sophie in the bathroom at the Louvre.

Read the book to find out who Sophie Neveu really is and whether she is good or not in this book. Also find out what was the important secret Jacques Saunière died protecting and who the “Teacher” is. You will be completely shocked by the outcome this book presents and it is a good book to read. Also please note that there are many details I didn’t include in this summary because I didn’t want to give out the entire story. There are many many events which take place after Langdon escapes the Louvre and there is a reason for me not including it in the summary. If I include them, this could be an exceptionally long post. Also it has been quite some time now that I have read this books and if you find any mistake in this post or any other posts, for that matter please don’t hesitate to add a comment or contact me. Thank you! Also make sure you read this book only if you have read Angels and Demons.

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