Monday, April 21, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 215: The Lost Symbol

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!



This week I am reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. The teaser below is from about midway through the book.


Change your location. Now!

Still struggling to catch her breath, she began moving down the wall, touching her left hand quietly to each exposed steel stud as she passed. Stay along the wall. Slip past him before he corners you.

(Chapter 47)






ABOUT THE BOOK:

Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown's most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn—Brown's most exciting novel yet.




20 comments:

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. I read one of Dan Brown's books a long time ago and really enjoyed it.

Heather said...

Yvonne: It's been a page-turner so far, and one that has me grateful for multiple trips to DC - I have a rough idea of where the action is taking place.

Greg said...

I've never read Dan brown but that certainly sounds like it has some tension and thrills to it. I hope she gets away... :)

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds a lot like The Illuminati. Only less esoteric and more immediate.

PD Workman said...

Oh, I love that one!

Mine is a YA fantasy that I am really enjoying: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-society-of-imaginary-friends-teasertuesday/

Linda said...

I need to read this one. Enjoy!

Heather said...

Greg: There are indeed a lot of thrills and tension in Dan Brown's books. It's what makes them such page-turners. ☺

Heather said...

Alice: I haven't read The Illuminati, but Brown has referenced them in previous works. This one centers primarily on the Freemasons.

Heather said...

Thanks, PD! I am certainly intrigued to see where this one is going.

Heather said...

Linda: If you've read the previous books in his Robert Langdon series, then you'll definitely want to check out this one. I'm hoping my sister has Inferno, so I can borrow it when this one is done. ☺

cleopatralovesbooks said...

A good teaser although I'm not a Dan Brown fan.

Heather said...

Thanks, Cleopatra!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds so intense...and like a must-read story. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

So sorry that your blog name attracts perverts! I have a couple of blogs that are like that, too....

kelley jensen said...

that was a very intense part of the book. I like Dan Brown. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Heather said...

Laurel-Rain: It was an intense moment in the book--one of many. I highly recommend this series if you like action-packed suspense.

Heather said...

Kelley: Ahh, you recognize the scene, I take it? *VBG*

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My husband has this book on his bookshelf and now that I've read your teaser, I think I'l borrow it!
Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a comment.

Heather said...

Hi Sandra! I'm glad to hear my teaser has enticed you to borrow the book from your husband. I only hae a quarter of it to go, and it will be difficult not to stay up all night reading. :-\

Andrea Thompson said...

Very interesting teaser! My mother-in-law loves Brown's books. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Thanks, and thanks for stopping by, Andrea.