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Secrets of the Da Vinci Code sequel

Can you write a critical account of a novel you haven’t read? If the author of the novel is as big as Dan Brown, why not? The Solomon Key, Brown’s sequel to The Da Vinci Code, is not yet finished, but that hasn’t stopped David A Shugarts, a former aviation journalist, from jumping on the back—or, rather, flying out in front—of it. Shugarts aims to predict, no less, what will happen next. In his Secrets of the Widow’s Son, Shugarts identifies clues hidden in Brown’s earlier novels that lead to revelations about the…

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