Free download of : The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
The secret is how to die.
Since the beginning of time, the secret had always been how to die.
The thirty-four-year-old initiate gazed down at the human skull cradled in his palms. The skull was hollow, like a bowl,filled with blood red wine.
Drink it,he told himself. You have nothing to fear.
As was tradition, he had begun this journey adorned in the ritualistic garb of a medieval heretic being led to the gallows, his loose-fitting shirt gaping open to reveal his pale chest, his left pant leg rolled up to the knee,and his right sleeve rolled up to the elbow.
Around his neck hung a heavy rope noose—a “cable-tow” as the brethren called it.
Tonight, however, like the brethren bearing witness, he was dressed as a master.