The Lost Symbol
From the Publisher
Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol, will have a first printing of 5 million copies, and it will once again feature his unforgettable protagonist, Robert Langdon. The announcement was made by Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
"This is a great day for readers and booksellers," said Mehta."The Lost Symbol is a brilliant and compelling thriller. Dan Brown's prodigious talent for storytelling, infused with history, codes and intrigue, is on full display in this new book. This is one of the most anticipated publications in recent history, and it was well worth the wait."
Brown's longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, "Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book's narrative takes place in a twelve-hour period, and from the first page, Dan's readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. The Lost Symbol is full of surprises."
"This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," said Brown. "Weaving five years of research into the story's twelve-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."
Following the publication of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's earlier novels, Digital Fortress, Deception Point and Angels and Demons have all gone on to become multi-million copy international bestsellers.
The Lost Symbol will be published in the U.K. on September 15th by Transworld Publishers, a division of The Random House Group, which has published all of Brown's novels.