The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown’s highly anticipated sequel to The DaVinci Code - was released today, 9/15/09. With a first printing of 5 million copies, there’s no doubt that Symbol promises to be the publishing event of 2009. A 509-page puzzle, the book is set in modern-day Washington, D.C., and is driven by a Masonic legend: hidden in our nation’s capital is a map or portal that leads to a body of secret knowledge… visit the web site for more details.
And here's a related article about how the Freemasons are anticipating being the center of so much attention, including a couple of video interviews with the author.
9/26 - Just finished the book - definitely a page-turner with lots of surprises!