This person, the main character of the story, is a Harvard University professor of Religious Symbology. The police summon this person to the scene of a crime to help them decipher clues left by the victim at the scene.
This person is introduced as the police cryptographer who is summoned to the scene of Jacques Sauniere's murder to help decipher some of the clues left behind by the victim. Then it is revealed that the victim is this person's grandfather.
This person is the curator of the Louvre museum, as well as the grandfather of Sophie Neveu. This person is later revealed to be the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, a secret society devoted to the protection of the secrets behind the Holy Grail.
This person is the Captain of the Central Directorate Judicial Police, the French equivalent...
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