Warning!! Spoilers ahead!! Don’t not read this post if you haven’t finish the book or read about CATROVACER yet.
The first cipher that appears on in the book are the letters CATROVACER. This came from the Map of Hell, a painting by Sandro Botticelli.
Of course we all know what it leads to eventually in the book. However, we did look into the letters and discovered something else that is interesting.
Let’s look at the word again.
In the book, the letters are divided in a manner that cut off the last third letters.
Using letter number code where A = 1 and B = 2, etc, CER can be converted into numbers.
Scrambling the numbers a little became
Still doesn’t make sense? Given the release date of the book is 14th May 2013, which is 14.5.13 and the timing of the release of the virus is going to be “tomorrow” as stated in the book which is going to be 15th May 2013, 15.5.2013. But in fact, Bertrand Zobrist had timed its release a week early. So the actual date of the release of the virus is ….. that is correct. 8th May 2013, 8.5.13.
Undisputed truth “behind” CATROVACER.