Inferno takes readers deep into the heart of Italy ... guiding them through a landscape inspired by one of history’s most ominous literary classics.
Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last thirty-six hours, including how he got there … or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings.
Langdon’s world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist – a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written – Dante Alighieri’s dark epic poem The Inferno.
Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets, as well as a terrifying scientific paradigm that will be used to vastly improve the quality of life on earth … or to devastate it.
Inferno is bound to do for Florence what the Da Vinci Code did for Paris – everyone on the plane will be reading it and following Langdon’s trail. You might even be inspired to pull out Dante’s Inferno again this summer for a little light dock reading…..
Also new this week – John LeCarre returns with A Delicate Truth. At the top of his form, still very active and writing every day this new novel tells of a counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. It’s purpose to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer.