Multcolib Picks: While You Wait For...Inferno by Dan Brown
Annotation:From the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza to the Caribbean ruins of Tulum, many lives will be lost while searching for The Death Relic. As researchers embarkon a perilous mission, they realize they might have the key to solving one of the darkest mysteries of the New World.
Annotation:An ancient mystery, a lost letter, and a timeless love unleash a long-buried web of intrigue that spans four centuries, from 16th-century England to modern-day Washington, D.C.
Annotation:To rescue kidnapped Tess Chaykin, FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the Pope's massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition in search of a document known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars.
Annotation:Many questions about Christopher Columbus exist. Berry delivers an exciting novel that challenges the notions about the discovery of America in a story of mysterious strangers, sabotage, and a dangerous international game.
Annotation:Jake Mishkin's seemingly innocent job as an intellectual property lawyer puts him at the center of a deadly conspiracy and a chase to find a priceless treasure involving William Shakespeare.
Annotation:"...A page-turning story of love and friendship tested by war, and a desperate battle between revenge and redemption, set against one of the most bloody and brutal revolutions in world history."
Annotation:Parris presents a gripping historical thriller set in 16th-century England and centered on the highly secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the 12th-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.
Annotation:After a shocking discovery in Masada, Israel, Sergeant Jordan Stone, Father Rhun Korza and Dr. Erin Granger, racing against time to recover a book written by Christ's own hand, must contend with a force of ancient evil with impossible ambitions and a secret sect within the Vatican called the Sanguines.
Annotation:Thirteen works of art worth more than $500 million today were stolen in 1990 from a Boston museum. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
Annotation:A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years.
Annotation: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante's Inferno .
Annotation:Dante's work is referred to repeatedly in Brown's Inferno. Are you curious about this classic poem? Try this new translation by Clive James.
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Dan Brown's Inferno is at the top of a lot of reading lists this summer. If you're waiting to borrow a copy, take a look at these thrillers featuring history, secrets, and sects.