Secrets of Angels & Demons

By Philip Coppens

Whereas the inspiration for Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code can be clearly tracked down—so much so that the likes of Baigent and Leigh felt they should sue the author—Brown’s Angels & Demons is far more original, both in theme and execution. Whereas Leonardo da Vinci, the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei had been almost done to death both in fiction and non-fiction, no one had ever used the Italian genius Bernini as a source of esoteric intrigue… perhaps because, if anything, Bernini appeared…

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