The stunningly inventive new novel from the world's most popular thriller writer Bilbao,Spain Robert Langdon,Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology,arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement--the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever." The evening's host is Edmond Kirsch,a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch,who was one of Langdon's first students at Harvard two decades earlier,is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.