In the latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, the symbologist/professor is summoned to Washington, D.C. to deliver a speech. Upon arriving in Washington, Langdon learns that a close friend, one of his closest confidants, has been abducted. To make matters worse, Langdon’s friend’s severed hand is discovered in the rotunda of the Capitol building. Clues tattooed onto the severed hand point Langdon and others toward a mystery long guarded by the Freemasons. Keeping the mystery safe from the evil forces seeking to uncover it turns out to be a matter of National security.
A fast paced, highly enjoyable action adventure read. Fans of the Da Vinci Code will find this latest installment of the series to be most satisfying.