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Spanish Thriller
Bestselling The Da Vinci Code author releases new novel this month

The Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove has been chosen as the official worldwide launch event host for Dan Brown’s new book Origin on October 3. The highly anticipated release of his fifth novel featuring Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, follows Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol and Inferno.

Human heritage

According to publisher Doubleday, Origin thrusts Langdon into the intersection of humankind’s most enduring questions: Where do we come from? And where are we going? Brown weaves codes, symbols, science, religion, history and architecture into the thriller, including cutting-edge technology and modern art.

The plot unfolds entirely in Spain—Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Bilbao, the home of the Guggenheim Museum—where Langdon attends an event that, according to the publisher’s release, “will change the face of science forever.” The evening is hosted by Edmond Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, who reveals an astonishing breakthrough that will answer the fundamental questions of human existence.

Mediterranean quest

When the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape.

With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.

Tickets ($39) can be purchased at danbrownandersons.brownpaper-