Dan Brown featured in Web-stream event May 15 at HR Library

There’s a special event at the Hood River County Library — a live web-stream event from Lincoln Center in New York City with acclaimed author Dan Brown (DaVinci Code), discussing his new book “Inferno,” on Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m.

Brown will also discuss science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making, and a few surprise topics.

In this new thriller, “Inferno,” Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces, “Dante’s Inferno.”

He enters into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways and futuristic science.

Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

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