The Curator of the Louvre Museum, Jacques Sauniere, is hiding from a mysterious attacker. He must find a way to escape and protect his secret.
Jacques removes a painting from its pedestal, activating the museum's security protocol and barricading himself from his attacker.
Jacques' attacker reveal himself to be "broad and tall, with ghost-pale skin and thinning white hair. His irises were pink with dark red pupils". (Brown4) The large man snuck past the barricade and is threatening him with a gun.
The monk threatens Jacques with a gun and demands he reveal he secret. When Jacques refuses...
BANG! The monk shoots the curator in the stomach, barely missing his chest cavity. However, the bullet was implanted in such a way that Jacques could feel his “his stomach acids seeping into his chest cavity, slowly poisoning him from within.” (Brown 5)
The monk departs, leaving Jacques to die. However, in Jacques final moments, he plots a plan to protect his secret, even in his death.