Knowledge Identifier: $The_Da_Vinci_Code
Tom Egeland - Egeland's book was published in 2001, two years before "The Da Vinci Code"
In November 2004, Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations
However, Judge George Daniels of the US District Court in New York ruled against Perdue in 2005, saying that "A reasonable average lay observer would not conclude that The Da Vinci Code is substantially similar to Daughter of God" and that "Any slightly similar elements are on the level of generalized or otherwise unprotectable ideas
Dan Brown - In August 2005, author Lewis Perdue unsuccessfully sued Brown for plagiarism, on the basis of claimed similarity between The Da Vinci Code and his novels, The Da Vinci Legacy and Daughter of God.