Let us be clear: You’re a big fan of Dan Brown. We feel the same way. The rest of the world concurs! Novelist Dan Brown has sold more than 200 million copies of his Da Vinci Code books worldwide, causing film directors to salivate over his material. However, you’d be surprised to learn that there are other writers of high-octane suspense who are just as good. As a result, you don’t have to wade through a sea of codswallop.
Peacock is developing a series based on Dan Brown’s iconic Robert Langdon character, which is great news for Dan Brown fans. Both the Langdon and Dan Brown series will see a resurgence of interest.
The Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown isn’t all that he has to offer, though.
However, when people think of Brown, they automatically conjure up images of his well-known Vatican thrillers and other works revolving around symbolism, ancient religions, and artefacts from those religions.
The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Last Symbol are some of Dan Brown’s best-known works.
But, you say, you’ve already read all of Dan Brown’s books?
In the meantime, check out these authors and books that are reminiscent of Dan Brown’s best work while you wait for the new streaming series!
The Rome Prophecy
By Sam Christer
Sam Christer’s novel, which has elements of The Da Vinci Code about it, will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they turn the pages. When a blood-streaked young woman is found wandering the streets of Rome, the Rome Prophecy begins. She claims to be a prophet who is looking for a relic in the city when she is arrested. An ex-priest named Tom Shaman is intrigued by her arrest and begins an investigation. In working with a brave cop, Tom learns that this woman’s prophecies are beginning to come true. As they begin to suspect that the government and the church are complicit in the disappearance of this woman, the duo sets out to uncover the truth behind her mysterious disappearance.
Foretold by Thunder
By E.M. Davey
E.M. Davey’s suspenseful novel is filled with espionage, deception, and high-octane action. Winston Churchill’s interest in the Etruscan civilization is the subject of Jake Wolsey’s investigation in this novel. The fact that everyone who has ever come into contact with this file has died makes it even more suspicious. In the course of their investigation, Wolsey and an archaeologist named Florence Chung are pursued by M16 officers across Europe and Africa. A connection between empires’ rise and fall, the duo surmises as their investigation progresses, may be made to the Etruscans.
The Kremlin Conspiracy
By Brian Freemantle
In this gripping book, Brian Freemantle investigates economic and government conspiracies. The Kremlin Conspiracy takes place during the Cold War and focuses on the Soviet Union’s efforts to destabilise the Western economy. To avoid a worldwide economic collapse, Tom Pike devises a plan with other countries when democratic nations begin to accumulate trillions of dollars in debts. In the meantime, he begins to investigate the origins of this thorny problem. When Tom learns that the Soviet Union was behind the whole thing, he is not only forced to save the global economy, but also to expose the conspirators.
by Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva appears to be getting better and better as the years go by. His Vatican thriller, The Order, is a smashing success even on ground that he has trodden before.
Allon’s wife is Italian, as Silva fans know, and Allon has a long-standing relationship with the Pope. However, this trip to Italy is unique. Gabriel and his family have arrived in Venice for a much-needed vacation. The only thing he does for pleasure outside of work is restore Italian art in the mornings.
When Pope Paul VII unexpectedly dies, Archbishop Luigi Donati summons Gabriel to Rome to serve as the Holy Father’s personal secretary.
The pope’s death was attributed to a heart attack, which millions of Catholics believe.
To the contrary, Donati has good reason to believe his master was murdered for two distinct reasons.
An officer from the Swiss Guard was reported missing after being stationed outside the papal apartments during Pope John Paul II’s final night on earth.
Even in his final moments, Pope Francis was writing an important letter. A letter from someone named Gabriel, addressed to him.
This is a page-turner of the highest order, and to say anything more would be spoiling the fun.
The Newton Code
by Liam Fialkov
Novelist Liam Fialkov uses Sir Isaac Newton’s lesser-known interests in Christianity and metaphysics as the basis for a spellbinding religious conspiracy thriller.
Computers around the world are enslaved as The Newton Code opens. It takes 13 minutes to decipher the Ark of the Covenant’s image and the cryptic message that greets disgruntled users. After that, the crisis is over without even a demand for ransom.
Second mission: Michael is hired by the CIA as an investigative journalism professor and budding spy, at the age of 32 With patience, he is to infiltrate a religious movement that appears to spend its time deciphering Biblical prophecies and Newtonian theories about the Temple of Solomon. His knowledge of the plan to desecrate a sacred Islamic shrine in Jerusalem and spark a holy war that will lead to the Second Coming of Christ becomes clearer as he learns more about the group. In addition, a charismatic billionaire who is married to a woman who Michael finds almost irresistible funds the group’s activities funds the group.
He has produced a worthy follow-up to The Broadcast, which has been named one of the year’s best thrillers. To illustrate how doomsday cults can thrive in the face of quantum leaps in science and technology, Fialkov tells the story through alternating chapters that take place in the present and a thousand years ago.
In Michael’s new role as a part-time espionage agent, he comes across as a bored professor who is excited about the opportunity to save the world. Melany, Michael’s dissatisfied wife, learns crucial mission details because of his adorable indiscretion in his love life. Despite his best efforts to make it appear as if they are no longer close, he has no idea how many temptations await him and her while he is gone.
He may not be the typical hard-nosed womaniser, but Michael is far more interesting than the stereotypical espionage hero. Fans of religious conspiracy thrillers will fall in love with The Newton Code, which combines historical intrigue with elements of the occult.