Harvard professor of sybology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Dioriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last ghirtysix hours, including how he got there…or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discoverhidden in his belongings.
Langdon’s world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvrering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in posession of a series of disturbing codes created by a briliant scientist-a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written-Dante Alighieri’s dark epic poem “The Inferno”.
Racing through such timeless locations as the Palazzo Vecchio, the Boboli Gardens, and the Duomo, Langdon and Brooks discover a network of hidden passageways and ancient secrets, as well as a terrifying new scientific paradigm that will be used either to vastly improve the quality of life on earth…or to devastate it.