The More We Look, The More We Find
That should give them a clue as to where this is all heading. There is a LOT more like the new material below including sentence structure, word choices etc.
We're pretty familiar with the remarkable chain of IDENTICALITIES between Code and Daughter regarding the gold key, Zurich bank etc. That latter sequence has been around for a while. But when we prepared the latest set of legal filings, John Olsson and one of our other experts looked at it again and found even more. The sequence, below, has the new similarities in bold italics.
In Da Vinci Code and Daughter of God, the following sequence of events takes place precisely as presented in BOTH books and are identical in events, pacing, tone and sequence in both books:
A slain curator of art leaves a gold key,
- Concealed in a work of art,
- Painted on wood.
- That work of art is named for the divine feminine at the center of the book.
- The gold key is not a traditional key that opens a tumbler. Indeed, owing to gold's softness and malleability, a key made of it is patently impractical and, for that reason, not employed by banks, Swiss or otherwise.
- This unique gold key is left (with no instruction) for the book's heroine
- Who is, herself, a symbol of and related to the divine feminine. The gold key allows access (but does not turn a lock) to a safe deposit box in a Zurich bank.
- At the Zurich bank, the Protagonists are met by an elderly old world Banker.>
- While at the bank, the Protagonists make an error in behavior that could tip-off the bank officials they are not legitimate. But the moment passes.
- While at the bank, the Protagonists are locked inside the viewing room. [see more on this, below]
- Finally, at the end of the scene, the Protagonists must break OUT of a bank. [Very, very unusual for a thriller].
- The contents of the container holds additional clues to finding the object of their search that send the hero and heroine to a foreign country.
- The object of their search is a set of physical evidence and documents relating to the divine feminine at the heart of the book.
Analysis by John Olsson
In the viewing room at the bank The Da Vinci Code:
"Langdon and Sophie stepped into another world. The small room before them looked like a lavish sitting room at a fine hotel. Gone were the metal and rivets, replaced with oriental carpets, dark oak furniture, and cushioned chairs. On the broad desk in the middle of the room, two crystal glasses sat beside an opened bottle of Perrier, its bubbles still fizzing. A pewter pot of coffee steamed beside it."
In the viewing room at the bank from Daughter of God
"Ridgeway and Zoe looked silently about them. The room was the size of a luxury hotel room and furnished in much the same way. Besides the sofa and chairs, there was a television set, a rack of current magazines, a small computer terminal displaying financial quotes, and a wet bar stocked with liquor. Ridgeway went to the wet bar, set the wrapped painting down on the counter, and filled a tumbler with water from a chilled bottle of Perrier."
Langdon and Sophie = Ridgeway and Zoe
hotel room...lavish = luxury hotel room
cushioned chairs = sofa and chairs
bottle of Perrier = bottle of Perrier
"Interesting you chose Perrier," Olsson wrote. "I would have imagined most Swiss banks would probably have had Henniez, since Perrier, though owned by Swiss company Nestle, is of course French."
Locked inside the viewing room
DoG: "The door slid shut as firmly and solidly as a vault door. Ridgeway tried the knob. It was locked."
DVC: "Leaving, the banker closed the door behind him and twisted a heavy lock, sealing them inside."
Locking someone inside the viewing room is simply NOT done, NOT standard procedure and, as far as I know, simply does not appear elsewhere in any other books.