The Last Templar

Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409124592
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A secret lost for a thousand years. A deadly race to keep it buried... 1291 AD, Acre. As the city burns under the onslaught of the Sultan's men, the Falcon Temple sets sail, carrying a small band of knights and a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order's Grand Master. But the ship vanishes without a trace... Present day New York. At the Metropolitan Museum, four horsemen dressed as Knights Templar storm the gala opening of an exhibition of Vatican treasures and, in a brutal and bloody attack, steal an arcane medieval decoder. For FBI agent Sean Reilly and archaeologist Tess Chaykin this is just the start of a deadly game of cat and mouse as they race across three continents in search of the ruthless killers - and a centuries-old mystery...

The Last Templar

Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 1743286724
Size: 74.85 MB
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"It has served us well, this myth of Christ." (Pope Leo X, 16th Century) Four masked horsemen, dressed as Knights Templar, storm an exhibition of Vatican treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, stealing artefacts and beheading a security guard. Archaeologist Tess Chaykin sees their leader select a piece that turns out to be an ancient decoding device used by the Knights Templar. Consequently, she becomes involved in an investigation in pursuit of her former colleague, William Vance, whose obsession is fuelled by the most personal of tragedies. Sean Reilly leads the FBI's investigation and Tess takes him through the dark history of the crusading Knights and on a journey which forces them through the sewers of New York, to the barren Turkish coastline and to the highest point of command at the Vatican. Their growing relationship plunges Reilly into a spiritual and professional conflict. Meanwhile Vance's desperate wish to reveal the reason for the persecution of the Knights threatens to shake all modern religions to the very core.

The Last Templar

Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101158555
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"The Last Templar" miniseries is now available on DVD! For more information, click here. "It has served us well, this myth of Christ." Pope Leo X, 16th Century In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order's dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in particular, a strange geared device. He utters a few cryptic Latin words as he takes hold of it with reverence before leading the horsemen out and disappearing into the night. In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and Tess are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars. From the Paperback edition.

The Last Templar

Author: Michael Jecks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471126463
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Paris, 1307. A Knight Templar weeps as he watches his friends, broken by torture, go to their deaths at the stake. Pope Clement has destroyed the Order, persuaded of corruption within it. All that remains is the desire for vengeance against those who defiled the Order’s name. Devon 1316. Simon Puttock is the newly appointed bailiff of Lydford Castle, but has little experience of violence. A charred body is found in a burned-out cottage, and only the new lord, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, deduces that the victim was dead before the fire began. Together, Simon and Baldwin begin to piece together the events of the man’s last days. Then word comes of another murder, and this time the victim was burned alive…

The Templar Salvation

Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140911404X
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The search to expose the ancient - and deadly - secrets of Christianity continues in this stunning follow-up to THE LAST TEMPLAR... Constantinople, 1203. As the rapacious armies of the Fourth Crusade lay siege to the city, a small band of Templars infiltrate the imperial library. They escape with three large chests filled with explosive secrets - ones they will not live long enough to learn. Vatican City, present day. In the hidden archives of the Inquisition, FBI agent Sean Reilly has no choice but to violate the trust he has earned. A vicious terrorist has kidnapped Tess Chaykin, and the key to her freedom lies in this underground crypt, where a secret could explain the real reasons for the Templars' extermination and bring devastation to our world. A pulse-pounding manhunt takes Reilly and Tess across the world as they follow the blood-soaked trail of their enemy, a devious, uncompromising foe unlike any they have battled before . . .

The Last Templar Volume 1 The Encoder

Author: Raymond Khoury
Publisher: Cinebook
ISBN: 1849187266
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Acre, 1291. The last Crusader city in the Holy Land is about to fall. Two Knights Templar, obeying the grandmaster’s orders, manage to escape the invading Muslim army on the order’s last ship. New York City, nowadays. During the unveiling of an exhibition of some of the Vatican’s treasures, four men disguised as Templars attack the Metropolitan Museum and steal several artefacts, including a centuries-old decoder – a loss that horrifies the Church.

Keeper Of The Grail

Author: Michael P. Spradlin
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780142414613
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In 1191, fifteen-year-old Tristan, a youth of unknown origin raised in an English abbey, becomes a Templar Knight's squire during the Third Crusade and soon finds himself on a mission to bring the Holy Grail to safety.

The Templar Legacy

Author: Steve Berry
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848943075
Size: 42.99 MB
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The first explosive thriller in the Cotton Malone series from a New York Times megaselling author. The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power, until the Inquisition destroyed them and their riches were lost forever. But some people don't believe in 'forever'. Ex-agent Cotton Malone used to work for Stephanie Nelle in the US Justice Department. Now Nelle wants his help to crack a series of puzzles that have confounded experts for centuries - and could lead to the legendary lost treasure of the Knights Templar. But someone else is on the trail - someone prepared to commit the ultimate crime to win the ultimate prize. Malone and Nelle find themselves in a heart-stopping race through the villages, castles and cloisters of Europe in pursuit of a secret that, in the wrong hands, could bring the world to its knees.

The Lost Treasure Of The Templars

Author: James Becker
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1910859753
Size: 79.18 MB
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An ancient sect. A modern mystery. The most dangerous secret ever unearthed. The bestselling author of The Lost Testament returns with the first novel in a thrilling new series about the powerful secrets of the Knights Templar, and a conspiracy too shocking to believe. In a quiet English seaside town, antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has acquired an odd medieval volume. What appears to be a book isn’t a book at all, but a cleverly disguised safe, in which she finds a single rolled parchment, written in code. For encryption expert David Mallory, the text is impenetrable. Until an invaluable clue opens the door to a mystery, and a conspiracy, stretching back seven centuries, when the most powerful man in Europe declared war on the most powerful military order, the Knights Templar. Now Jessop and Mallory find themselves on a global hunt for an unsurpassed treasure, and this much closer to unlocking the secrets that could change history, topple an empire, and bury them both alive. Because soon they’re not only the hunters. They’re also the hunted. Praise for James Becker ‘[Becker’s] intelligent mixture of fact with fiction really hits the spot and gets your adrenaline racing. Once you start it is impossible to stop!’ Eurocrime ‘A thrilling historical mystery full of ingenious clues and unexpected twists’ Good Book Guide ‘An entertaining, hunt-and-chase thriller ... appealing and clever protagonists coupled with intriguing history’ Publishers Weekly ‘Deserves the widest possible audience’ Reviewing the Evidence ‘Superbly crafted ... it breaks new ground ... a tightly worded, sharply written thriller’ CrimeSquad.com James Becker spent more than twenty years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm and served during the Falklands War. Throughout his military career he was involved in covert operations and numerous classified projects. He has an abiding interest in ancient and medieval history. His previous novels are The First Apostle, The Moses Stone, The Messiah Secret, The Nosferatu Scroll, Echo of the Reich and The Lost Testament.

The Sword Of The Templars

Author: Paul Christopher
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141966084
Size: 36.10 MB
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The Sword of the Templar is Paul Christopher's dazzling first instalment in the new templar series. The deadliest weapon is the truth After a life on the front lines, Army Ranger John Holliday is now teaching at West Point Military Academy. But when his uncle passes away, Holliday discovers a medieval sword among his things - sinisterly wrapped in Adolf Hitler's personal battle standard. Then someone viciously burns down his uncle's house and Holliday's secret fears about the mysterious sword ring alarmingly true. Holliday must delve into the past and piece together the puzzle that was his uncle's life - his involvement with the enigmatic warriors known as the Knight's Templar. But his search for answers soon becomes a race against a ruthless and cunning opponent, willing to die for their cause. Can Holliday live long enough to reveal the treacherous but critical truth? The Sword of the Templars by Paul Christopher is the first instalment in the historical thriller series following John Holliday on his quest to uncover the secrets of the ancient Templar Order. Subsequent titles include The Templar Cross and the Templar Conspiracy, Lost City of the Templars and Valley of the Templars. Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling US novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.