Inferno, by Dan Brown
You probably know author Dan Brown, and his main character Professor Robert Langdon from the well known book and movie, the DaVinci Code. Langdon makes his return in this fast paced adventure novel, featuring more mystery and symbols to decode.
Langdon wakes up in the hospital, not understanding where he is or what has happened for the last 36 hours. He soon learns that someone is trying to kill him, and flees, with the assistance of the doctor who has been treating him in the hospital.
He discovers he is Italy, and he begins the slow, erratic process of piecing together the story of where he’s been and what he’s been up to. That is, in between dodging a well-armed and mysterious militia, and a solitary hitman (albeit a woman). He knows he can’t get caught before he puts the pieces of the puzzle together, but what is it that he’s looking for?
Langdon uses his talents to read the symbols, and learn what threat is facing the entire world. Similar to his other novels, Brown weaves history into the story, with a plenty of historic sites and their stories woven in. And let me just say, after COVID, this story hit a bit close to home…
And with other Dan Brown novels, this thriller has many twists and turns. You never quite know where you are heading next!