If every picture tells a story, what can we decode from The Lost Symbol's cover?
Well, we now certainly know where it takes place, and as most people assumed, it's Washington D.C, but as Dan Brown's editor, Jason Kaufman points out, "it's a Washington few will recognize." Along with the cover release, Random House has announced "a summer-long campaign of code-breaking and problem-solving hosted on Twitter and Facebook. Featuring an enigmatic array of codes, cryptic trivia, puzzles, secret history, maps, aphorisms, ciphers and arcane knowledge, daily posts will challenge, intrigue, educate and entertain." Links to both the Twitter and Facebook pages can be had at http://www.thelostsymbol.com/.
We were under strict guidance not to release the cover until 8:10 today. Could that be an allusion to August 10th, 1776, the day word of the Declaration of Independence reached England? Maybe, maybe not, but Kaufman says what we can expect is that Brown "pulls back the veil-- revealing an unseen world of mysticism, secret societies, and hidden locations, with a stunning twist that long predates America."
Any guess as to what that twist may be?