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Illuminati, by Dan Brown is probably better known to people now as Angels and Demons, his last book before the world famous "The Da vinci Code". It tells the first story of Robert Langdon, the hero of The Da Vinci Code and is a far more interesting tale, despite the fact that it is yet another of Dan Brown's thriller by numbers. I much prefer Illuminati to The Da Vinci Code, mostly down to the fact that I read it first and recognised the similarities in writing style within the first few chapters of the latter. It tells the tale of an attempt by the long though dead group, known as The Illuminati, to vapourise The Vatican with a bomb. But, although this seems like a simple enough yet brutal problem, the new pope is being elected at the same time and The Catholic Church is trying to keep everything under wraps to avoid panic. Queue chases through the city, Resident Evil style puzzle solving and conspiracies within conspiracies. A fun read indeed, even if it is formulaic.