Dan Brown Read-alikes

Author Dan Brown is known for his fast action, suspenseful stories featuring puzzles, code-breaking and conspiracies. His latest is Inferno, a novel that brings back The Da Vinci Code’s Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. In Inferno, Langdon wakes up in a Florence, Italy hospital with no memory of the last two days. Fleeing a mysterious underground organization and the police, he’s joined by Dr. Sienna Brooks on a quest to follow clues centered on Dante’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy.

Borrow Inferno or one of these novels with similar themes from the Lititz Public Library.

The Book of FateThe Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
A two-hundred-year-old code devised by Thomas Jefferson becomes the key to a present-day conspiracy at the highest levels of government.

Sanctus by Simon Toyne
When a monk performs a dangerous, symbolic act on a mountain in Turkey, a deadly chain of events is set in motion to protect an ancient secret.

The Genesis Code by John Case
A police detective believes an ultra-secret fraternity is behind the burning deaths of his sister and her toddler son.

The Last TemplarThe Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
In the aftermath of an attack by four masked horsemen at a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, an archaeologist and an FBI anti-terrorist specialist search for the hidden history of the Templar knights.

Map of Bones by James Rollins
When a group of parishioners is burned to death in a German cathedral, the U.S. sends the SIGMA force when it’s found that someone has stolen the priceless treasure stored there, the bones of the biblical Magi.

Napoleon's PyramidsNapoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich
Acquiring an ancient medallion covered with indecipherable symbols, an American expatriate is forced to flee for his life when he is framed for murder and forced to accompany Napoleon Bonaparte on the emperor’s quest to conquer Egypt.

The Lost Constitution by William Martin
Learning of the existence of an early, annotated draft of the constitution, a rare book expert realizes that the annotations identify the Founding Father’s true intentions for the Bill of Rights with history-changing potential.

The Overseer by Jonathan Rabb
A brilliant, young academic discovers a modern-day group of ideologues intends to put a 16th-century monk’s plan for world domination into action.

CodexCodex by Lev Grossman
Delegated to uncrating an important client’s personal library, a young investment banker suspects a unique medieval manuscript may be hidden among the volumes.

The Icon by Neil Olson
Sixty years after the Nazis destroyed a Greek church that housed a religious icon, the treasure resurfaces on the New York art market.

Final Theory by Mark Alpert
When his physicist mentor is murdered for his possible knowledge about Einstein’s Unified Theory, a Columbia University professor is swept up by a violent struggle for control of the information.

Ex-Libris : A NovelEx-Libris by Ross King
Set in the 1600s, a London bookseller is hired to recover an ancient and heretical manuscript stolen from a nobleman’s library.

The Lost Throne by Chris Kuzneski
Former members of a top secret unit of the armed forces race to recover a lost treasure before it is destroyed by a group of men who will stop at nothing to conceal the secret it holds.

The Dante ClubThe Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
The members of a 19th century group that meets to translate Dante’s Inferno are pressed into joining the search for a serial killer whose methods come straight from the pages of the poem.


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Originally published on August 9, 2013 in the Lititz Record Express.