The most anticipated publication of the decade, THE LOST SYMBOL is the stunning new thriller featuring Robert Langdon. Washington DC: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture in the Capitol Building. Within moments of his arrival, however, a disturbing object - gruesomely encoded with five symbols - is discovered at the epicentre of the Rotunda. It is, he recognises, an ancient invitation, meant to beckon its recipient towards a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. THE LOST SYMBOL is an intelligent, lightning-paced thriller that offers surprises at every turn.