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The DaVinci Code.

The DaVinci Code

Dan Brown

Doubleday, div of Random House

1745 Broadway; New York, NY

ISBN: 0385504209 $24.95 454 pp.

The curator of the Louvre Museum is murdered. He leaves a cryptic message that leads his granddaughter (a gifted French cryptologist) and an American expert in religious symbology on a hunt to understand the curator's last message and the hidden details buried in Leonardo DaVinci's paintings.

The prize they seek is a collection of ancient documents that will reveal the real history of the prophet Jesus: that he was married to Mary Magdalene. Following his death Mary came to France to protect the child of Jesus, named Sarah. The documents list the children of Sarah and list her descendants who became the first members of the Merovingian blood line of French royalty. The collection of documents and the bones of Mary Magdalene are known by another name, the Holy Grail.

Browns' The DaVinci Code is a fast paced adventure of two people who are running to stay one step ahead of a religious fanatic assassin. The story resolves itself when Sophie (the cryptologist) discovers why her parents were killed and discovers she has a surviving brother.

The Grail story is based on the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln.

Marty Duncan, Reviewer
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Author:Duncan, Marty
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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