Author: Dan Brown
Publisher: Doubleday
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 461
Book Review by: Robin S. Garland

Professor Langdon arrives in Spain at the request of his longtime friend, Edmond Kirsch who is on the verge of disclosing a spiritual and scientific truth.

Kirsch, a non-religious believer, has something he wants to share with the entire world. This has every Religious clergy, secret societies, the scientific and medical community at odds as to what Kirsch has found out or is about to share.

Unknowingly Professor Langdon and Ambra Vidal, who is newly engaged to Prince Julian of Spain and against Prince Julian’s wishes, listens to a large presentation by the secretive computer geek, Edward Kirsch, who suggests that where we come from is not what you expected.

On stage and giving his speech, Kirsch is unexpectedly wounded, setting off a string of accusations, numeric and computer codes, a conspiracy theories as to who is the mastermind behind this surprising political action.

No one knows about Winston, Kirsch’s Artificial Intelligence computer with a British voice who can access or research any inquiry from a variety of sources. Winston communicates via a cell phone or earpiece.

Kirsch gave Winston a supernova abilities with access to everything and anything is unsurpassed in the world.

The book’s theme and many plots twisting and turning in all directions can make the Reader reread several pages to make sure to understand the different levels of suspicion, possible treason, murders, and redirects as Ambra Vital and Professor Langdon follow the symbols, history, art, Clergy, and Police that take place in many areas of Spain.

Spain’s Royalty treats everyone as a suspect especially Professor Landon. Ambra and the professor attempt to understand each clue and the mastermind behind who hurt their friend and associate Edward Kirsch?

How did the earth come to be in existence?

Are we all aliens?

A page-turner. Read the captivating novel Origin. Maybe the suggestions given in the book will make you think about the origins of our existence.