Inferno is set in Florence and spans two days in time. Like the previous novels in the Robert Langdon series the story is action packed, very fast paced, filled with detail about the surroundings, and filled with historical fact surrounding objects, landmarks, countryside or characters. Inferno seems to read very much like a travel guide with far too much fact about the city and Langdon's surroundings inserted into a story that seems riddled with unbelievable action scenes.
Within hours of finding himself in the hospital in Florence after having suffered a gunshot wound to the head, Langdon has manages to dodge three attempts on his life. He, of course, has to memory of why he his in Florence, what he has done in Florence, who he has angered in Florence, but does manage to remain the expert on all things in Florence, art, geography, secret passageways, etc.. Once again Robert Langdon manages to emerge relative unscathed and returns to his life to most certainly encounter new adventures another day.
If readers are truly fans of Dan Brown's writing style then they are sure to enjoy Inferno. If readers are fans of believable story telling, Inferno may not be the best choice. Readers know the difference and should choose accordingly.