A cross between speculative fiction and a contemporary thriller, ANGELS & DEMONS (4.5), a hardcover novel by Dan Brown, is a riveting tale of a breakthrough in particle physics with unexpected religious consequences. A daring plot by a resurgent secret society, known as the Illuminati, to disrupt the next papal election brings together a Harvard professor and the daughter of a renowned scientist in a frantic scramble to unlock the secrets of centuries past and prevent future disaster of the highest magnitude. The adventure is pulse-pounding, the plot cleverly constructed and the suspense downright spine-tingling.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer