El profesor de simbología en Harvard Robert Langdon despierta en un hospital a media noche. Desorientado y con una herida en la cabeza, no recuerda nada de las últimas treinta y seis horas, incluyendo como llegó allí o el origen de ese macabro objeto que los médicos han descubierto entre sus pertenencias. 
 
Con una incansable asesina persiguiéndoles por Florencia, Langdon y la ingeniosa doctora Sienna Brooks se ven obligados a huir.  Embarcados en un aterrador viaje, deberán desentramar una serie de códigos desarrollados por un brillante científico cuya obsesión con el fin del mundo sólo se compara con su pasión por una de las obras más influyentes jamás escritas: El infierno, el oscuro poema épico de Dante.
 
Dan Brown ha vuelto a superarse, combinando el arte clásico de Italia, su literatura y su historia con la ciencia más avanzada en este entretenidísimo thriller.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri's The Inferno
 
Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this sumptuously entertaining thriller.
"Jampacked with tricks...A BOOK-LENGTH SCAVENGER HUNT that Mr. Brown creates so energetically."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
"AS CLOSE AS A BOOK CAN COME TO A SUMMERTIME CINEMATIC BLOCKBUSTER…Brown builds up Langdon's supporting cast, which is the strongest yet."--USA Today
 
"FAST, CLEVER, WELL-INFORMED…DAN BROWN IS THE MASTER OF THE INTELLECTUAL CLIFFHANGER."--The Wall Street Journal
 
"BROWN IS AT HIS BEST when he makes readers believe that dusty books and musty passageways are just covers for ancient global conspiracies."--The Washington Post
 
"A DIVERTING THRILLER…Brown stocks his latest book with all the familiar elements:  puzzles, a beautiful female companion, and hints of secret conspiratorial agendas."--EW.com

"Brown gives us lots of history and culture…but he puts the story first. INFERNO IS THE KIND OF SATISFYING ESCAPIST READ THAT SUMMERS WERE MADE FOR."--The Boston Globe

"HARROWING FUN threaded with coded messages, art history, science, and imminent doom."--Daily News (New York)