The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)

The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown For what it is -- the next in a series of fairly written, simply plotted, thrillers stuffed with word puzzles and etymology -- this is my second favorite of the three.The D.C. setting brings to American readers the same enjoyment they'd found in The Da Vinci Code, only closer to home and the subsequent foot tour easier to arrange. The Masonic history is rich and interesting, and, as far as it relates to the founding of the United States, stuff you'd think we'd have already known. The novel really does make you feel like revisiting the capitol. The villain was a bit overdone, I feel, but that will make his no-doubt soon to be overdone film interpretation more faithful to the novel, I suppose.This novel was great fun, and the mystery an interesting and compelling one.