Brown attended Phillips Exeter Academy , a prep school where his father was a math teacher, and in he graduated from Amherst Massachusetts College. He then moved to California to pursue a career as a songwriter. Although he had little success in the music industry, in he wrote his first book, Men to Avoid , a dating survival guide for women; it was published in In Brown joined the faculty at Exeter as an English and creative-writing teacher. Several years later the U. Secret Service visited the school to interview a student who had written an e-mail in which he joked about killing the president. Although the novel received positive reviews, it failed to catch on with readers. The novel, however, proved immensely popular with readers. By more than 80 million copies had been sold, and editions were available in some 40 languages. The latter book was also adapted for the big screen, in , with Hanks again portraying Langdon.
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Capitol Building. His plans are interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a long-standing Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D. Sold by: Amazon. Before the multi-million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code , Dan Brown set his razor-sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth--the National Security Agency NSA --in this thrilling novel, Digital Fortress. When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power.
Dan Brown is the author of numerous 1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books.
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