The Da Vinci Code: Chapter 87

Summary: At Teabing’s estate in France, Collet reviews the Interpol report on Vernet, finding no substantive leads for his investigation. Another agent reports that a set of Rémy’s fingerprints have been identified; the manservant has a minor police record, and the agent supposes he was living in with Teabing to avoid arrest. Teabing’s barn, however, yields a major discovery: a highly computerized audio surveillance system is hidden in the hayloft, accessible only by a tall ladder.

Analysis: Another procedural chapter serves primarily to reveal the existence of the computerized surveillance system—although the text does not yet tell us who was being targeted.