I was hoping for so much more. This is not what I expected. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but I felt that it was so much about geography than the actual plot. Maybe it was that I enjoyed 'The Lost Symbol' so much and it being in Washington D.C. area had a lot to do with it. This was very slow in the beginning, even though there was a "murder" in the first few chapters.
The book is loosely based on Dante's Inferno. I must admit that I had never read "The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri The Inferno" but found this book interesting. There is so much description of architecture that it is at times numbing. Brown takes you on a whirlwind tour of countries and gives you an intense history of many of the locations. At about the midpoint of the book, it got a bit more interesting and the author threw in some shifting hero and villains for good measure.
The book dives into Trans-humanism and their view of life in particular. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Inferno is the title of the book but you will be surprised of what it is and its purpose.
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition (May 14, 2013)