Power saw – A saw that is powered by a motor making it capable of cutting through thick wood, metal, plastics, and other materials. The sound Brown references too is a very loud, aggressive noise, similar to that of a boat engine.
Armenia – a claimed democratic republic in the crossroads of Asia and Europe, placing it in the region of Eurasia. It used to be a satellite state of the Soviet Union but has been independent since 1990. Langdon tells Sienna that they need to go “through Armenia” (190), referring to a hidden passage behind an ancient map of Armenia in the Hall of Geographical Maps in the Palazzo Vecchio.
“We have lied to you about many things.” – Sienna says this in an attempt to calm Marta Alvarez by coming clean to her. More notably, in retrospect of the entire book this is a very significant confession by Sienna.
author: Anselm Coogan