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Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code' follow-up due in September

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Dan Brown‘s new novel, The Lost Symbol, will be published in the U.S. and Canada by Doubleday on Sept. 15, 2009, the publisher announced today. It is Brown’s first novel since The Da Vinci Code, the best-selling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print. Symbol again features Brown’s protagonist Robert Langdon, this time in a narrative that takes place in a 12-hour period. “Dan Brown’s prodigious talent for storytelling, infused with history, codes and intrigue, is on full display in this new book,” says Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

The Da Vinci Code was adapted into a Ron Howard-directed Columbia Pictures movie in 2006 with Tom Hanks starring as Robert Langdon. Howard will again direct Hanks as Langdon for the upcoming film adaptation of Brown’s 2000 novel Angels & Demons, which releases on May 15.

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