Origin

Posted on January 6, 2019 by Glen Aaron

Book by Dan Brown

 

Whoever You Are.

Whatever You Believe.

Everything is about to change.

Edmond Kirsch is a futurist and scientist. He has invited his once Harvard teacher and now close friend, Robert Langdon, professor of symbology and religious iconology to Spain and the ultra-modern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for an announcement. This discovery, this presentation “will change the face of science forever.” Kirsch is famous for his high-tech inventions and audacious predictions, but the astonishing breakthrough he is about to announce will answer two fundamental questions of human existence.

There are several hundred guests who find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, but before the long-sought answers to human existence are revealed, chaos suddenly erupts, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Avoiding arrest and imminent danger, Langdon must escape Bilbao. With him is the elegant museum director, Ambra Vidal, who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona and Kirsch’s apartment with capture warrants outstanding against them in a perilous quest to locate the cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s discovery to the world.

Langdon and Vidal run into violent and powerful religious resistance whose shadowy figures stop at nothing to prevent their quest. That resistance seems to be further enforced out of Spain’s Royal Palace itself. The only way to keep the world from knowing this discovery is to capture Langdon and Vidal before they can find the password to Kirsch’s computer. The truth lies within the discovery, and Langdon and Vidal know that it must be revealed, if only that can be accomplished before they are captured.

This is an exciting novel full of anticipation of what is to happen next but also imparts truths that all should consider.