Angels & Demons Essay

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Kelley Discovery Reading Exp – Book Review Angels and Demons – Dan Brown This book is about a Harvard professor Robert Langdon, who tries to stop the Illuminati from destroying Vatican City with the newly discovered power of antimatter. Leonardo Vetra, a CERN physicist has been murdered, and his chest was seared with the ambigram “Illuminati”. When the CERN director Maximilian Kohler discovers his body, he sends Robert Langdon, an Illuminati expert to examine the mysterious symbol. Kohler then calls Vittoria, Vetra’s adopted daughter, who reveals that she and her father have been working on a powerful and destructive type of energy called antimatter. They find that the antimatter is stolen, taken to somewhere inside Vatican City, and will explode after 24 hours. Robert and Vittoria fly to Vatican City, where the Pope has recently died. They are taken to Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca, the Pope’s closest assistant, and are sent to find the four missing Preferiti. He follows the “Path of Illumination”, containing a series of clues from landmarks around Rome, which take him to the secret meeting place of the Illuminati, hoping to find the antimatter canister while looking for the Preferiti. The Path takes him to four different locations, each having to do with ‘Earth’, ‘Air’, ‘Fire’, and ‘Water’. He finds one of Preferiti brutally murdered relating to each of the elements, at the four different locations. The first cardinal was branded with the ambigram ‘Earth’, with soil shoved down his throat, causing suffocation. The second was branded with the ‘Air’ ambigram, with his lungs punctured. The third cardinal was branded with a ‘Fire’ ambigram and was burned alive, and the fourth was branded with the ‘Water’ ambigram and left to drown at the bottom of a fountain. After the second cardinal was killed, Robert learned that the kidnapper, “Hassassin”, was working under

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