At last, a new Dan Brown novel is coming. Six years after the release of his mega-selling The Da Vinci Code, the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced that Brown's The Lost Symbol, a thriller set during a 12-hour period and featuring Da Vinci Code protagonist Robert Langdon, will come out in September, according to an AP report.
The first printing will be 5 million copies, Knopf Doubleday said Monday, a modest number considering that The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 80 million worldwide and inspired a spin-off community of travel books, diet books and religious works.
Brown, 44, had kept his readers and the struggling book industry in suspense as year after year passed without a new novel. As far back as 2004, Doubleday had hinted that a follow up was coming, tentatively titled The Solomon Key.