Friday the 13th

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Robinson's 1989 work Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code and Steve Berry's The Templar Legacy (2006). In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck. The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day. Tuesday is considered dominated by the influence of Ares, the god of war (Mars in Roman mythology). The fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade occurred on Tuesday, April 13, 1204, and the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans happened on Tuesday, 29 May 1453, events that strengthen the superstition about Tuesday.

Secret of the Sultan

It was described by Hürriyet Daily News reviewer Emrah Güler as a mixture of the "National Treasure" movies and Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" An American professor travels to Istanbul to find a mysterious century-old chest built by Sultan Abdülhamid II, which he believes is relevant to the present political power games over oil. His search leads him discover long-forgotten underground cloisters at Topkapı Palace, now the Topkapı Museum, where he confronts a patriotic museum curator and the Turkish intelligence.

List of fictional books from non-print media

Hitler * Angels & Demons and Whatever The Hell This is by Dan Brown * Goodnight Forever Moon * The Pitcher in the Oat by J.D. Stephenger * Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure * Where the Wild Things Hide Their Assets by Maurice Sendak * Where the Wild Things Were by Maurice Sendak * 101 Things Mike Pence Considers Adultery * 20 Feet From dumdum by Andy Richter * 50 Shades of Gary * A-hole Ghosts * Abra Ca-Stabra!

Stephen Gaghan

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Gaghan turned down the chance to adapt Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code. In his television writing career, he won an Emmy Award for co-writing a NYPD Blue episode entitled Where's Swaldo, in 1997. In addition to NYPD Blue, he has also written for The Practice and New York Undercover. His next project is a film adaptation of Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He has also been hired by Warner Bros. to write the screenplay of the Dead Spy Running franchise written by author Jon Stock. He is also set to direct crime thriller Candy Store.

The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet

"The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" shares a common theme of fear of nuclear power with Stephen King's novel The Tommyknockers. While at a literary party, the protagonist of The Tommyknockers delivers a drunken rant about the dangers of atomic power. This is of course similar to Thorpe and Henry's fears of radium crystals and radiation poisoning. The novella mentions the case of the Radium Girls as an example of society's ignorance of the dangers of nuclear power. As the novella is the story of a story told at a house party, "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" is a frame tale. * Stephen King short fiction bibliography

List of Cobra characters

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The non-fiction book Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King indicates that Stephen King's son, Owen, had a hand in creating the Crystal Ball character. The figure is mentioned by name in King's novel, The Tommyknockers. Decimator was first released as an action figure in 1990, as the driver of the Cobra "Hammerhead" vehicle. Decimator has a knack for technology that involves hand-eye coordination. He wears a special helmet that gives a special view of the enemy target. The helmet gives excellent night vision ability and a 180° view. This technology enables him to keep the target in continuous view without having to turn his head around.

Kir'Shara

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"Kir'Shara" and the Vulcan arc showed themes relating to the Protestant Reformation resulting in comparisons to books such as The Da Vinci Code and The Celestine Prophecy, while the Kir'Shara itself was compared to the Nag Hammadi library. Set in the 22nd century, the series follows the adventures of the first Starfleet starship Enterprise, registration NX-01. In this episode, Enterprise attempts to avert a war, and is caught in a crossfire between Vulcan and Andorian starships. Meanwhile. Captain Archer, Commander T'Pol, and T'Pau aim to take the Kir'Shara to the Vulcan capital, and use it to reveal Administrator V'Las' plot to the rest of the Vulcan High Command.

Altair 4

Altair 4 may refer to: * the fictional planet Altair IV, in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet * the storage planet named after Forbidden Planet's Altair IV from Stephen King's novel The Tommyknockers * a potential future NASA lunar landing mission * a song by German power metal band Blind Guardian from their 1990 album Tales from the Twilight World * the fictional planet Altair IV, in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet * the storage planet named after Forbidden Planet's Altair IV from Stephen King's novel The Tommyknockers * a potential future NASA lunar landing mission * a song by German power metal band Blind Guardian from their 1990 album Tales from the Twilight World

Institute for Religious Research

Concurrent with the release of film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code, the Baptist Press noted IRR's Ronald V. Huggins and his apologetic analysis of the film. Peggy Fletcher Stack, religion columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune discussed the IRR for its documentary critique of the Book of Abraham, a document that devout Mormons believe is a divinely-inspired sacred text but critics like the IRR contend has prosaic origins. The IRRs documentary was entitled "The Lost Book of Abraham: Investigating a Remarkable Mormon Claim". The University of Utah's student newspaper observed the absence of opportunity for Latter Day Saints to respond in the film.

Bob Lord (musician)

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In 2005, the group began a prominent stint as house band for the New Hampshire Public Radio series Writers on a New England Stage at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, where it has performed with Stephen King, Dan Brown, Ken Burns, Alan Alda, John Updike, Elmore Leonard, Madeleine Albright, and Mitch Albom, among others. The series has attracted international coverage and has been featured in press outlets such as The Today Show and Good Morning America. In 2011, Lord served as on-air host for the NHPR/Music Hall live radio series Live@TheLoft, which featured the artists Buffalo Tom, Stew (musician) & The Negro Problem, Frazey Ford, and Patty Larkin.

HerChurch

The 2009 conference focused on the pseudohistorical idea that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene, an idea featured prominently in Dan Brown's famous novel The Da Vinci Code. Ebenezer HerChurch is a member of the Evangelical and Ecumenical Women's Caucus.

Ashwin Sanghi

The book was released in July 2014. Sanghi has received praises and positive feedback by writers and media. He has also been hailed as the Indian Dan Brown for The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key, both of which were critically acclaimed as Indian versions of the best-selling The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. M. V. Kamath says, "One must remember that this is a work of fiction. Provocative, but commanding attention. What is truth? Jesting Pilate is quoted as having asked Jesus. One might as well ask the same question of the author, in jest or in all seriousness. From what he has written it is clear that he will not pause for an answer.

List of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vehicles

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The M.O.B.A.T. toy also receives a brief mention, along with the Terror Drome, in the Stephen King horror novel The Tommyknockers. The Mudfighter bomber was first released in 1989, packaged with the pilot Dogfight. It featured two bomb racks, with sixteen AS-99 air-to-surface bombs, and a 100FW 1670 lb. "propfan" propeller with forward/reverse power modes. The Persuader high-speed laser tank was first released in 1987, packaged with the action figure Back-Stop. It featured a "Heatwave" 10 Megawatt armor-piercing laser cannon, six "Dart" Sam-37 missiles, and 10-wheel drive. It was recast in black and red, and released as the Night Force Night Storm in 1988.

Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 1980s

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Auel * 7) Different Seasons by Stephen King * 8) North and South by John Jakes * 9) 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke * 10) The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett * 1) Return of the Jedi by James Kahn * 2) Poland by James A. Michener * 3) Pet Sematary by Stephen King * 4) The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré * 5) Christine by Stephen King * 6) Changes by Danielle Steel * 7) The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco * 8) White Gold Wielder by Stephen R.

Illuminati in popular culture

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* Angels & Demons (German title: Illuminati), Dan Brown's 2000 precursor to 2003's The Da Vinci Code, is about an apparent Illuminati order plot to destroy its enemy the Catholic Church by using antimatter to blow up the Vatican while Papal elections are being held. In this novel the Illuminati movement was founded by Galileo Galilei, and others, as an enlightened reaction to persecution by the Catholic Church. They were initially based in Italy, but fled after four key members were executed by the Vatican. Apparently there are four churches to them in Rome, each representing one of the four elements.

List of Desert Island Discs episodes (2011–present)

List of ''Desert Island Discs'' episodes (2011–present)
The BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs invites castaways to choose eight pieces of music, a book (in addition to the Bible – or a religious text appropriate to that person's beliefs – and the Complete Works of Shakespeare) and a luxury item that they would take to an imaginary desert island, where they will be marooned indefinitely. The rules state that the chosen luxury item must not be anything animate or indeed anything that enables the castaway to escape from the island, for instance a radio set, sailing yacht or aeroplane. The choices of book and luxury can sometimes give insight into the guest's life, and the choices of guests since 2011 are listed here.

Luitingh-Sijthoff

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The books in Luitingh-Sijthoff's catalogue are published under a number of specialized imprints, including Luitingh, Luitingh Fantasy, Mouria, Poema-Pocket, Sijthoff, and Uitgeverij L. Luitingh publishes Dutch versions of popular English language novels by writers such as Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert Ludlum and Thomas Harris. Since its establishment in 1992, the Luitingh Fantasy imprint has become the Netherlands' largest publisher of speculative fiction and fantasy from authors such as Raymond E. Feist, Terry Goodkind, Bernhard Hennen, Robin Hobb, Robert Jordan and George R.R. Martin.

The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2018

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This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 2018, in the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction category. * The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2018

List of Phillips Exeter Academy people

"Billy" Ruane Jr. – Boston Area Music Promoter (did not graduate) * Greg Daniels (1981) – producer, including The Simpsons; adapted U.S. version of The Office from the BBC version; winner of four Emmy Awards * Dave Douglas (1981) – jazz trumpeter and composer * Pamela Erens (1981) – novelist * Paul Klebnikov (1981) – journalist; murdered in Moscow * Sarah Lyall (1981) – reporter, The New York Times * Dan Brown (1982) – former instructor in English at Phillips Exeter Academy; bestselling author, The Da Vinci Code * Kim McLarin (1982) – novelist * Stephen Metcalf (1982) – critic-at-large and columnist at Slate magazine (did not graduate) * Nancy Jo Sales (1982) – journalist; author *

Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States in the 2010s

James * 9) The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan * 10) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn * 1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney * 2) Inferno by Dan Brown * 3) The House of Hades by Rick Riordan * 4) Divergent by Veronica Roth * 5) Sycamore Row by John Grisham * 6) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney * 7) Allegiant by Veronica Roth * 8) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green * 9) Doctor Sleep by Stephen King * 10) The Great Gatsby by F.

Rennes-le-Château

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The village received up to around 100,000 tourists each year at the height of popularity of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. The modern reputation of Rennes-le-Château rises mainly from claims and stories dating from the mid-1950s concerning the local 19th-century priest Father Bérenger Saunière. These stories influenced the authors of the worldwide bestseller The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail in 1982, and that work in turn influenced Dan Brown when he wrote The Da Vinci Code, published in 2003. The first known popular article about Father Bérenger Saunière was written by Roger Crouquet in the Belgian magazine Le Soir illustré, published in 1948.

List of fictional institutions

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The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2003

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Knights Templar in popular culture

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* Katherine Kurtz has written many books with Templar characters and themes, and edited the Crusade of Fire (2002) anthology. * The Da Vinci Code, bestselling 2003 novel by Dan Brown. This was also adapted into a film version in 2006. * The Last Templar (2005), by Raymond Khoury is a Da Vinci Code-style thriller. * The Revenge of the Shadow King (2006), by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis, relates an alternate history of the Knights Templar, aligning them with an age-old order whose primary role is to defend the world from the powers of darkness. In this book, the Templars still exist and operate today from the shadows of an underground organization.

Martin Devaney

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This meant all three sides Devaney represented during 2005 were promoted via the play-offs at the end of the 2005–06 season, a phenomenon dubbed The Devaney Code by fans in homage to Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code. Devaney remained in the side with Barnsley competing in the Championship. He played in the victories against Premiership Liverpool and Chelsea in consecutive rounds to reach the FA Cup semi-finals in the 2007–08 season. In both games he provided the assist for a Barnsley goal, each a cross to allow Stephen Foster (versus Liverpool) and Kayode Odejayi (versus Chelsea) to score.