Inferno cover.jpg In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.


because you can't put it down.  Just read the book in 5 days.  Ignored my wife and kids for a long weekend.  Feeling especially guilty about that, since my oldest departed for her freshman year at Bowdoin shortly thereafter!  Thoroughly enjoyed Dan's usual attention to detail, suspenseful action and wealth of knowledge regarding major historical cities and works of art.  Thanks Dan, for the entertainment and the mini-course on Dante!

Those interested in pursuing the book's central thesis, that unchecked population growth will lead to cataclysmic destruction of the human species, might be interested in this op-ed piece from the New York Times: