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To my dear friend Shelley Seward for her expertise and attentiveness, both professional and personal, and for taking my calls at five a.m.

To my dedicated and imaginative digital guru Alex Cannon for so inventively overseeing my social media, web communication, and all things virtual.

To my wife, Blythe, for continuing to share with me her passion for art, her persistent creative spirit, and her seemingly endless talents of invention, all of which are an ongoing source of inspiration.

To my personal assistant Susan Morehouse for her friendship, patience, and enormous diversity of skills, and for keeping so many wheels in motion seamlessly.

To my brother, composer Greg Brown, whose inventive fusion of ancient and modern in Missa Charles Darwin helped spark the earliest notions for this novel.

And finally, I would like to express my gratitude, love, and respect to my parents–Connie and Dick Brown–for teaching me always to be curious and to ask the difficult questions.

ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

Here, here, here, here, here: Courtesy of Fernando Estel, based on the work of Joselarucca, under Creative Commons 3.0

Here: Courtesy of Shutterstock Here: Courtesy of Blythe Brown Here, here: Courtesy of Dan Brown Here: Courtesy of Shutterstock Here: Illustration by Darwin Bedford Here: Courtesy of Dan Brown Here: Courtesy of Dan Brown

Here: Illustration by David Croy Here: Illustration by the Pond Science Institute Here: Illustration by Mapping Specialists, Ltd.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan Brown is the author of The Da Vinci Code, one of the most widely read books of all time, as well as three other bestsellers featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon: Inferno, The Lost Symbol and Angels & Demons. He has also written two internationally acclaimed stand-alone thrillers, Deception Point and Digital Fortress.

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