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To my dear friend Shelley Seward for her expertise and attentiveness, both professional and personal, and for taking my calls at five a.m.

To my dedicated and imaginative digital guru Alex Cannon for so inventively overseeing my social media, web communication, and all things virtual.

To my wife, Blythe, for continuing to share with me her passion for art, her persistent creative spirit, and her seemingly endless talents of invention, all of which are an ongoing source of inspiration.

To my personal assistant Susan Morehouse for her friendship, patience, and enormous diversity of skills, and for keeping so many wheels in motion seamlessly.

To my brother, composer Greg Brown, whose inventive fusion of ancient and modern in Missa Charles Darwin helped spark the earliest notions for this novel.

And finally, I would like to express my gratitude, love, and respect to my parents—Connie and Dick Brown—for teaching me always to be curious and to ask the difficult questions.

ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Brown
is the author of
The Da Vinci Code
, one of the most widely read books of all time, as well as three other bestsellers featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon:
Inferno
,
The Lost Symbol
and
Angels & Demons
. He has also written two internationally acclaimed stand-alone thrillers,
Deception Point
and
Digital Fortress
.

ALSO BY DAN BROWN

Featuring Robert Langdon

Angels & Demons

The Da Vinci Code

The Lost Symbol

Inferno

Digital Fortress

Deception Point

For more information on Dan Brown and his books, see his website at
www.danbrownofficial.co.uk

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First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Bantam Press

an imprint of Transworld Publishers

Copyright © Dan Brown 2017
Cover design by Henry Steadman
Art direction by Richard Ogle
Sagrada Família photograph © Paul Biris/Getty Images
Steps photograph © Stefania Rossitto/Shutterstock

Dan Brown has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work.

This book is a work of fiction and, except in the case of historical fact, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Every effort has been made to obtain the necessary permissions with reference to copyright material, both illustrative and quoted. We apologize for any omissions in this respect and will be pleased to make the appropriate acknowledgements in any future edition.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Version 1.0 Epub ISBN 9781473543348

ISBN 9780593078754

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