Robert Langdon, professor of symbology and religious iconography at Harvard University, goes to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a momentous announcement that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a young billionaire whose visionary technological inventions and bold predictions have made him a world-renowned figure. Kirsch, one of Langdon’s brightest students years ago, is about to reveal an extraordinary discovery that will answer the two questions that have haunted humanity since the beginning of time.
Shortly after the performance begins, meticulously orchestrated by Edmond Kirsch and museum director Ambra Vidal, chaos erupts to the astonishment of hundreds of guests and millions of viewers around the world. Faced with the imminent threat that the valuable find will be lost forever, Langdon and Ambra must desperately flee to Barcelona and begin a race against time to locate the cryptic password that will give them access to Kirsch’s revolutionary secret.
Pursued by a tormented and dangerous enemy, Langdon and Ambra will discover the darkest episodes in history and religious extremism. Following a trail of clues made up of modern art and enigmatic symbols, they will have just a few hours to try to unravel Kirsch’s fascinating investigation…and his shocking revelation of the origin and destiny of humanity.
ORIGEN is developed entirely in Spain. Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Seville are the main settings in which Robert Langdon’s new adventure takes place.