Dan Brown – Suspense Builder
Above: Photo courtesy of Dan Brown
The man who wrote what Time magazine called “The Novel That Ate the World” is at work (though there are rumors of writer’s block) on another book at his Rye home. Can publishing phenom Dan Brown — author of the all-time best-seller “The Da Vinci Code” — do it again? Brown and his publisher, always clever about PR, are already creating a stir about the new book, tentatively called “The Solomon Key,” with all the same elements that intrigued Da Vinci readers: encrypted messages, esoteric symbols and a secret society (this time the Freemasons). For clues about its plot, they point to the ciphers and symbols on the Da Vinci book jacket — one visible only with a magnifying glass. Bet we made you look.