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The Lost Symbol due out in September 2009

Story by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE Lost Symbol, the sequel to Dan Brown’s controversial but hugely successful novel The Da Vinci Code, will be published on September 15, 2009, three years later than originally planned.

Set in a 12-hour timeframe, it will once again feature unlikely hero Dr Robert Langdon. However, details of the plot have not been divulged although Brown’s editor Jason Kaufman described the setting as “a masterful and unexpected new landscape.”

And speaking about The Lost Symbol, Brown said: “Weaving five years of research into the story’s 12-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon’s life clearly moves a lot faster than mine.”

The Da Vinci Code was published in 2003 and went on to become a world-wide hit, selling more than 81 million copies. And in 2006, a film adaptation starred Tom Hanks as Dr Robert Langdon and Audrey Tautou as Agent Sophie Neveu. Its forerunner, Angels and Demons, is due for release later this month.

For those of you who don’t already know, in The Da Vinci Code, a murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years; a discovery that could shake the very foundation of Christianity.
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