They follow the riddle to Venice , where Ferris suddenly falls unconscious, with Brooks claiming he is suffering from massive internal bleeding, causing Langdon to suspect Ferris has been infected with Zobrist's plague. He is captured by a group of black-clad soldiers while she escapes. Langdon is taken to Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the director-general of the WHO, and is given an explanation of what is going on: Zobrist, who committed suicide the week before, was a brilliant geneticist and Dante fanatic who had supposedly developed a new biological plague that will kill off a large portion of the world's population in order to quickly solve the problem of the world's impending overpopulation , citing the Doomsday Argument.
Sinskey raided Zobrist's safe deposit box , found the cylinder and flew him to Florence to follow the clues. However, he stopped communicating with Sinskey after meeting with Alvarez and Ignazio and the WHO feared he betrayed them and was working with Zobrist to unleash the plague. The soldiers were the WHO's emergency response team and never meant to kill him. Zobrist had paid a shadowy consulting group called The Consortium to protect the cylinder until a certain date.
He also left a disturbing video filled with Dante imagery, which also showed a picture of the plague itself, kept in a hidden underwater location, within a slowly dissolving bag. The video claims that the world will be changed the following morning. When Sinskey took it away, they abducted Langdon and staged every event up to this point so that he would be motivated to solve it.
The leader of The Consortium, having become aware of the bioterrorism plot, agrees to cooperate with the WHO.
Ferris's rash was due to an allergic reaction to the spirit gum he used as part of the disguise as the doctor Vayentha "murdered. He collapsed in Venice because he had been ordered to detain Brooks, as the Provost Consortium head had allied with Sinskey, with Brooks realizing and punching him in his damaged ribs. Brooks goes rogue and The Consortium realizes she was a secret supporter and lover of Zobrist.
She learned where the plague was being kept after Langdon solved the riddle and acquires a private jet to get to it before everyone else. After watching Zobrist's video, they conclude that the bag containing the plague will be fully dissolved by the date the video specifies and that Zobrist's clues point to its location: the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul , where Enrico Dandolo is buried.
He and the others find the plague is in the Cistern but discover that she is already there. The bag that held the plague had already been broken, presumably spreading through the outer world via visiting tourists. Brooks runs out of the Cistern yelling something in Turkish, which causes panic among the tourists who stampede out into the city while Langdon gives chase.
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It is discovered Brooks didn't puncture the bag; it was water-soluble and had dissolved one week earlier in the cistern waters, meaning that the whole world has already been infected. The date specified in Zobrist's video was the mathematical calculation of when the entire world would be infected.
It is also discovered that she was trying to stop the virus herself, but didn't trust the WHO because samples of the virus would certainly find their way into the hands of governments performing weapons research. The leader of The Consortium tries to escape WHO custody with help from disguised underlings but is caught later by Turkish police. She receives amnesty in exchange for working with the WHO to address the crisis, since she is a medical doctor and has extensive knowledge of Zobrist's research and work. The plague that Zobrist created is revealed to be a vector virus that randomly activates to employ DNA modification to cause sterility in one third of humans, thereby reducing population growth to a more stable level.
Sinskey and Brooks decide not to try to reverse Zobrist's actions, Brooks pointing out that doing so would be difficult and hazardous even for someone like Zobrist and Sinskey acknowledging that Zobrist had a point about the dangers of overpopulation. Brown released the book's title on his website on January 15, ,  after prompting readers to help reveal a digital mosaic using social media posts,  and revealed the cover in late February Transworld publishers, the official UK publisher of Dan Brown books, have also released the official book trailer through YouTube and others.
The publishers hired a team of 11 translators who worked on the project at the headquarters of Mondadori in Milan between February and April They were reportedly sequestered in a basement, and worked intensively under strict security and secrecy.
It has been also translated into Persian by Afraz Publication, 3 months after first publishing. Sony Pictures announced a film adaptation would be released on October 14, ,  with Ron Howard as director, David Koepp adapting the screenplay and Tom Hanks reprising his role as Robert Langdon. The novel received backlash from Filipinos  after a female character named Sienna Brooks, who narrated through her flashbacks how she was raped in a Manila slum after volunteering in a humanitarian mission in the Philippines , described the capital as "the gates of hell".
Inferno received mixed reviews from critics. The New York Times praised the book as being "jampacked with tricks" and said that Langdon is on "one of those book-length scavenger hunts that Mr. Brown creates so energetically. Lake Louise, Canada. Copenhagen, Denmark. Loch Ness, Scotland. Why a Booktrail? Share this:. What you need to know before your trail The man they call the Reaper has left behind a horrifying legacy. Brook is at the centre of it all now. The target in a nail biting deadly game. Travel Guide Derby The hunting ground of the original Reaper.
Brighton When a former rugby player is murdered in Brighton. California Back in California, the FBI are investigating strange goings on on a stretch of road. September 21, at am. September 27, at pm. Justin said:. February 27, at pm. March 23, at pm. Thanks for those kind words Justin.
Richard Cox said:. February 29, at am. Any more due? May 4, at am. There will be a whole slew of signings for the paperback release from the end of August and through September.
Hope to see you at one of those. Neil said:. April 11, at pm. Hi Neil Thank you for those very kind remarks and sorry for the tardy reply. But so glad you enjoy my work. Angela Vousden said:. July 11, at am.
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July 8, at pm. Love them! Hi Andrew. Thanks for getting in touch and sorry for the late reply. I have actually been immersed in trying to write No. Writing without a deadline means things inevitably take longer but there it is. The Resurrection is finished and is the final part of the Reaper trilogy, following on from The Disciple and I hope to be able to release it in , depending on my agent.
Thank you so much for those very flattering comparisons with other great writers. I hope I can sell as many copies of my books as they do theirs. Merry Christmas and please spread the word about my series. September 26, at pm. I love finding such great quality novels from lesser known authors than Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson et al.
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I hope you managed to source a copy of The Reaper. To my chagrin, Avon allowed it to go out of print when it was still in demand and I was releasing a sequel. I left the publisher shortly afterwards. Coincidentally, I have just finished the 3rd part of the Reaper trilogy, The Resurrection, and my agent is looking for a suitable publisher so hoping to offer new work in Merry Christmas….
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