Explore The Da Vinci Code

Explore The Da Vinci Code

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                Bloodline
The Sion Revelation: The Truth About The Guardians Of Christs's Sacred Bloodline by Lynn Picknett 001.9 P59s

An essential notion in The Da Vinci Code is the existence of an age-old French society, the Priory of Sion, whose task it is to protect Christ's sacred bloodline. This book reveals the story of the Priory via a disturbing ride through history into an intriguing world where a great many uncomfortable religious and political facts will have to be faced.

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

An English detective infiltrates a society of anarchists.  Elected into their Council, he must avoid discovery and save the world from any bombings in the offing.  Part fantasy, part mystery, part philosophical tale, Da Vinci Code fans might enjoy the labyrinthine plot and Christian symbolism.

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The Testament by Eric Lustbader

Braverman “Bravo” Shaw always knew his father had secrets. But not until his mysterious death does Bravo discover the enormity of his father's hidden life as a high-ranking member of the Order of Gnostic Observatines, a sect founded by followers of St. Francis of Assisi and believed to have been wiped out centuries ago.

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The Assassini by Thomas Gifford

The murder of Sister Valentine, an activist nun, leads her brother, lawyer Ben Driskill, on a deadly quest for her killer, a search that leads to a secret order of assassins that the Catholic Church has deployed for centuries at times of grave threats.

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The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry

Cotton Malone retired from the high-risk world of elite operatives for the U.S. State Department to lead the low-key life of a rare-book dealer.  His quiet life is disrupted when his teenage son is abducted by a cartel of international moguls bent on obtaining an ancient document from the lost Library of Alexandria.

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The Machiavelli Covenant by Allan Folsom

For five hundred years, a despotic order of the supremely rich and powerful has kept a manuscript by political thinker Niccolo Machiavelli hidden away under heavy guard: The Covenant, a terrifying blueprint for the gaining and keeping of true political power. Former LAPD detective Nicholas Marten must stay alive long enough to learn the secrets of The Covenant.

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                Confederacy
Shadow Of The Sentinel: One Man's Quest To Find The Hidden Treasure Of The Confederacy by Warren Getler 973.713 G39s

Growing up in rural Arkansas, Bob Brewer often heard from his uncle and his great-uncle about a particular tree filled with strange carvings associated with a Civil War-era secret society and their hidden treasures. These secret caches were guarded by sentinels, men whose responsibility it was to watch and protect these sites. Bob discovers that both his uncle and his great-uncle had been twentieth-century sentinels, and that he had grown up near an important treasure site.

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Secret Societies-- And How They Affect Our Lives Today by Sylvia Browne 366 B88s

Famed medium Sylvia Browne and her spirit guide Francine detail the ways that secret societies affect the lives of each of us every day.  From the mysterious secrets of the Knights Templar to the powerful secret societies of the modern age, Sylvia takes us on a journey to explore and unearth the truth.

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Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Colonel Ardenti tells three editors that he has discovered a coded message about a centuries-old Knights Templar plan to tap a mystic source of power. The editors, bored with rewriting crackpot manuscripts on the occult, decide to cook up a Plan of their own. Into their computer they feed pages on Satanic initiation rites, Rosicrucianism, the measurements of the Great Pyramid--and out comes a map indicating a point in Paris from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled.

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Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent 944 B15h 2004

Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard Leigh, authors of The Messianic Legacy, spent over 10 years on their own kind of quest for the Holy Grail, into the secretive history of early France. They uncovered the story of the Prieure de Sion, a secret society involved in reinstating descendants of the Merovingian bloodline into political power.  A major source for Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.

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                Templar
The Secret History Of Freemasonry: Its Origins And Connection To The Knights Templar by Paul Naudon 366.109 N29s

Law scholar and Freemason Naudon finds that for all the books about the order, there has been no scientific history of its origin. He traces its origins to operative freemasonry and follows the order's influence through religious and secular organizations to modern times.

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                Controversial Force In The Catholic Church
Opus Dei: An Objective Look Behind The Myths And Reality Of The Most Controversial Force In The Catholic Church by John L. Allen 267.182 A42o

An analysis of the controversial and secretive religious organization known as Opus Dei sheds light on the group's history, its tenets, and its influence within the Vatican hierarchy and on the politics and policies of the Catholic Church.