An ancient secret brotherhood.
A devastating new weapon of destruction.
An unthinkable target...
When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is
summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a
mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered
physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the
resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the
Illuminati... the most powerful underground organization
ever to walk the earth.
The Illuminati has surfaced from the shadows to carry out
the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most
hated enemy... the Catholic Church.
Langdon's worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the
Vatican's holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati
announces he has hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the
very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way,
Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a
beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the
Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.
Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts,
dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the
heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and
Vetra follow a 400-year old trail of ancient symbols that
snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati
lair... a secret location that contains the only hope for