The Lost Symbol
Oh, where to start. Mr Brown (Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons) tries his sand at yet another Robert Langdon book, this time set in the depths of Washington DC. So who is the terrible Villain? Mah'lah aka Zachary, a crazy tattooed man in the search of the Masonic "secret". The Secret is fairly dull, the supporting characters are annoying, except for Katherine Solomon who is studying Noetic Science.Of course crazy tattooed man becomes an issue of national security, but we only find out the reason at the end, Robert runs from the CIA, but ends up working with them.
Dan Brown isn't a great writer, but he usually good with coming up interesting, thought provoking material, however Lost Symbol is more irritating than interesting. Some advice Mr. Brown? Either come up with a better conspiracy or stop writing books centering around a character that, despite all he's seen is unwilling to believe in anything.