Dan Brown books in order
Dan Brown is an American author whose writing reputation precedes him. He has authored several #1 bestselling novels, most notably The Da Vinci Code- one of the bestselling novels of all time.
The book was the second part of the Robert Langdon series which chronologically began with Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009), Inferno (2013) and Origin, launched in 2017.
Despite his controversial style, Brown has sold over 200 million printed copies translated in 56 different languages; one that had him listed among the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2005.
A graduate of the prestigious Amherst College, he began his career as a teacher of English before fully venturing into writing.
- Digital Fortress (1998)
- Deception Point (2006)
- Angels & Demons (2000)
- The Da Vinci Code (2003)
- The Lost Symbol (2009)
- Inferno (2013)
- Origin (2017)
Detailed book overview
Dan Brown may have become a #1 bestselling author with the masterpiece that is The Da Vinci Code, but it was Digital Fortress that first ushered his career as a novelist.
The book is centered on the National Security Agency (NSA), quite rightly the most powerful intelligence organization known to mankind, yet its existence is only known by a handful of operatives.
When the agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters an inexplicable code it cannot decipher, it is forced to call in Susan Fletcher- the organization’s chief cryptographer.
A harmonizing concoction of both beauty and brains, what Susan Fletcher unravels will shake the United States intelligence to the roots of its founding fathers.
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. This could explain why NASA claimed meritorious victory when their satellites spotted an indeterminate object buried deep in the Arctic ice.
Seeing as the newly found discovery could have fervent implications on the U.S Space Policy, and by extension the forthcoming presidential election, the Commander-in-chief sends Rachel Sexton, a White House Intelligence analyst to verify the credibility of the findings.
Rachel, with her team of experts, soon unfurl evidence of malice and scientific deception; one that threatens to condemn America into crisis.
She is however faced with insurmountable odds of getting news of the deception to the Oval Office before a team of hired assassins gets to her; right in the middle of the Arctic.
Angles & Demons is the inaugural piece of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. The book is about Robert Langdon, a celebrated Harvard symbologist, who is called to a research facility in Switzerland to analyze a bizarre symbol seared on the chest of a murdered physicist.
Langdon soon learns that the symbol, coupled with evidence from the murder, hallmarks the resurgence of the Illuminati; the most powerful underground secret brotherhood that dates back to ancient history.
The Illuminati has risen from the ashes to execute their longstanding vendetta with the Catholic Church once and for all, and it’s up to Langdon to save the Vatican from utter destruction.
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Stellan Skarsgard, Thure Lindhardt, David Pasquesi, Tom Hanks, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Pierfrancesco Favino
Robert Langdon, a symbologist from Harvard, receives an urgent phone call in the dead of night while on a business trip in Paris.
There has been a gruesome murder of the elderly curator of the Louvre inside the museum, and Langdon has been summoned to decipher a baffling riddle discovered near the body.
Working in tandem with French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, they soon learn that the deceased lost his life while protecting a sacred trust for the Priory of Sion; a secret society that had prominent members like Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo and Leonardo da Vinci himself.
Now Langdon and Neveu have to race against time to help secure the ancient religious relic also sought after by the Opus Dei; a sanctioned Catholic sect.
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Jürgen Prochnow, Tom Hanks, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an unsolicited invitation to deliver an evening lecture at the Capitol Building right at the heart of Washington.
A bizarre object, aesthetically encoded with five symbols, is discovered soon after his arrival; one that Langdon identifies as an ancient invitation meant to usher the new recipient into a long-lost world of obscure wisdom.
He has little option but to heed to the mystical invitation, with the hope of saving his dearest mentor Peter Solomon; a renowned Mason and avid philanthropist who so happens to be kidnapped.
In the process, Langdon falls deeper into an unfathomable world of Masonic secrets, buried history and never-before-seen locations seemingly dragging him to one inconceivable truth.
Robert Langdon is in a precarious position after waking up at an Italian hospital, completely disoriented with no recollection of events in the last thirty-six hours. Even more baffling for the Harvard symbologist is the origin of the macabre object which is inexplicably found among his personal belongings.
Langdon is forced to flee alongside his doctor, Sienna Brooks, on discovering that an interminable female assassin has been trailing them throughout the Tuscany city.
They embark on a journey to decipher a series of codes by a gifted scientist whose obsession with the end of the world erringly coincides with his passion for The Inferno by Dante Alighieri.
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan
Robert Langdon, a professor of symbology and religious iconology at Harvard, is invited to the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Edmond Kirsch who was one of his students at Harvard two decades earlier.
Forty-year old Kirsch, who is a futurist and a billionaire, has a groundbreaking announcement that is tantalizingly poised to change the face of science forever.
Guests are awestruck by his presentation, but the evening soon turns chaotic, precariously putting Kirsch’s newly found discovery on the verge of being lost forever.
Langdon as such works hand in hand with museum director Ambra Vidal in an intriguing quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.