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The Last Templar (Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin, Bk 1)
The Last Templar - Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin, Bk 1
Author: Raymond Khoury
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ISBN-13: 9780451219954
ISBN-10: 0451219953
Publication Date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 439 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Good read, moves along quickly. Khoury proffers a unique Templar secret and a subsequent Vatican cover-up that, if revealed , would change Christiandom forever.
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Helpful Score: 5
This was along the same plot line as the Da Vinci Code...but this was way more entertaining! I'd recommend it to anyone who likes this type of story.
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Helpful Score: 4
Yet another insipid entry into the "make me into a movie!" thriller/romance genre. Even the "shocking" surprise is a bore- yet another religious conspiracy theory, and one that isn't even really fleshed out or explained. I suspect it was tamed down for the very purpose of avoiding any controvery should it be made into the movie it so desperately wishes to be. Go read James Patterson or even Dan Brown instead.
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Helpful Score: 4
I think the pop fiction genre has too many action thrillers revolving about a museum employee who has as special interest in a stolen artifact. Then toss in a cop or two, and a heavy dose of anything Vatican. A lot of running around to find then end of the puzzle. I got a third into the book then had to stop. I don't know what the "it" is nor do I want to. Easy to skim this book, quite pedestrian. I'm so glad I did not pay full price.
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Helpful Score: 3
While the story is alright, the writing annoyed me to the point where I almost stopped reading. Too much telling, not enough showing. I won't be reading any more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 3
"Like The Da Vinci Code, Khoury's novel features age old mysteries that play out in a modern setting."
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is action-packed all the way to the surprise ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
A lot of action and a little dogma ... this book was a good fast read for the most part.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great book reminiscent of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Lots of action, but also lots of info.
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Helpful Score: 2
Could not put this down. An amazing tale that fits a lot of the pieces of what happened to the Templars into a new and exciting puzzle.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as much of a page-turner like The Da Vinci Code, but a more competent and plausible storyline. You won't be able to NOT compare it to Dan Brown for the first half or so, but eventually it stands on it's own.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very much like the Da Vinci code but goes a bit farther with it's theories. Entertaining read.
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Helpful Score: 2
In the genre of the Da Vinci Code, but with fewer cryptograms and more action. Kept me up 'way past my bedtime.
From back cover:
In 1291, a young templar knight flees the fallen Holy Land, and sets out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master. The ship vanishes without a trace.
In present-day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights stage a bloody raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibit of Vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night.
The investigation that follows draws an archaeologist and an FBI agent into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights--and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers--as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Tamplars.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not the greatest of the Templar conspiracy novels but still entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 2
A gripping fast paced thriller - definitely recommend.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is on the level of Di Vinci Code. Was a very good read and quick.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is full of intrigue and excitement. The Templars were once rivals of the Catholic church in power, influence and wealth, but they were eventually exterminated. Why? Who were the Knights Templar really? What was their society's goal? This book provides some interesting possible answers, wrapped in a fast-paced, action-packed storyline. You won't want to put this one down until the very end...maybe not even then.
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Helpful Score: 2
A quick and entertaining read. Didn't end as well as one could hope, but worth reading all the same.
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Helpful Score: 2
while it wasn't as puzzle centric as say the DaVinci Code the story was engaging and the characters likeable. I'd recommend it. It's been years since I've read the DaVinci code and really didn't recall much of it while engrossed in this book on a 4 hour flight.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very interesting theory. It seemed to pop up at me from many various sources while I was reading this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
While not as good as the Da Vinci code (what is?) it's still a great Da Vinci style book, and covered an area of history I knew little about.
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Helpful Score: 2
fast paced, easy read. A fun who done it with a little history thrown in.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a good read for anyone who liked DaVinci code or any of the Steve Berry books. The author does a good job of telling the modern day story interspersed with a bit of history.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you enjoyed reading The Da Vinci Code, you'll enjoy this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Similar to the DaVinci Code but a different basis for "the story" but "Rome" still painted in bad light
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Helpful Score: 1
Interseting take on what the Knights Templar's big secret is. This book does seem to follow the current trend in theis genre: Museaum worker, good cop, good religous person, bad religous person, chasing clues, drama, violence, and history. One aspect of the book I like is how the historical information is presented. Some of the chapter are from the point of view of a character in the past, then the next chapter goes back to the present. I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book. It had a plot that kept me engaged the whole time and the pace was very fast moving. It didn't drag or dwell on stupid stuff.And the two main characters Tess and Reilly are very likable.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read - Great story - I had a very hard time putting it down. The only "you've got to be kidding me" thought was when they made "something" intricate that actaully worked based from only an X-ray. Is that possible? Other than that, the story had me hooked from the frist chapter.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story line, but basically the Davinci Code in reverse - female academic, male cop, but starts in a museum with a brutal attack.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Mystery, history, theology, with a touch of romance thrown in. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys thinking.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book!

Found it a little hard to get past the first chapter and almost put it down. Very glad I didn't. Great storyline and lots of action like the Da Vinci Code
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful Templar adventure. Very exciting.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book. I felt the ending could have been a little stronger, but all in all it was good. Nice story line that really challenges estabished beliefs. But....you have to read all the way to the end to see the authors conclusion. Keeps your interest.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely fantastic book!!! It was an interesting take on the Knights Templar and was filled with exciting twists and riveting suspense. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in a great page turner!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a time in history I have never read about and I enjoyed the education. This book is fast paced and very interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was amazed by this book. Far from my usual genre, I was able to get everything from this books as although I knew nothing about the historical base - Khoury provided me the background I needed WITHOUT making me bored or disinterested. It does encompass politics, religion, society, from a huge 'treasure' hunt to personal conflicts. If you are at all intrigued by the Templar or religious issues, I highly recommend this book. I agree with one of the comments/quotes on the back of the book - this book does indeed keep up a great pace! I can't say I read lots of this time of novel, but I highly highly enjoyed this book, and it will remain on my favs list for a time to come.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting story, but characterization a bit too transparent, and it tends to unravel in the last quarter of the book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good read, keeps interest until the very end!
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A good fun read. I used it as a break from so-called speculative history on the topic. It was fun to let a story tell take you down a path you know well...then at some point jump off the beaten path. Good fun.
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Helpful Score: 1
Decent read - very much a wannabe Da Vinci Code, but I like that stuff so it was fine. Would I rave about it - no - but I wouldn't tell people not to read it either. Good vacation read.
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Kind of rambles back and forth from the Middle Ages to present time but overall a good read.
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Not quite up to snuff to the DaVinci Code, but definitely a worthy treasure hunt, thriller, love story of a read. I enjoyed the tension between the church and science. I liked Reilly and Tess-even though she annoyed me at times with her 'wanting to do right.' The story flips between present day and the 1200's which makes the read fast-paced. Can't wait to see what is in store for Reilly and Tess in book #2!
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've had this book for some time now, but hadn't picked it up to read it (actually, listen to the audio version) until recently I think the sheer size of the book written by an author I was unfamiliar with was intimidating.

I was acting foolish.

In "The Last Templar", Raymond Khoury effectively interweaves the historic tale of the Knights Templar with the historical fictionalized last days of that organization with a modern-day treasure hunt for something of great significance left behind by those Knights. The book begins (excepting a short preface) with a New York City exhibition of "The Treasures of the Vatican", and a spectacular on-camera robbery of same. The police find that their initial "Who did it" question metamorphasizes into "Why" and "Is there a third party involved in this effort"?

The story is enhanced by the tale of the last of the Knights Templar, attempting to safeguard an undescribed (until the end) treasure, along with a modern-day trip to Turkey and the Greek Islands. More interestingly, philosophical questions regarding the purpose of religion in today's world are also interspersed throughout the tale, with none of the character's viewpoints being strictly black or white or immutable.

I waited far too long to read this book. I will not wait nearly as long to pick up the second in the series.

RATING: 5 stars.
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A great action adventure. I enjoyed this book.
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This was an excellent story. If you're looking for a book of fiction based on history, I reccomend it as a great story. I don't reccomend it to anyone who is easily swayed from their faith in Jesus though.
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Hard to put down....very good Templar novel!
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great book; similar to the dan brown books
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Great book. Learned quit a bit of history reading it!
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Very interesting concepts. Nicely written storyline.
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Excellent reading. Different and exciting to read. A real page turner for sure.
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It's really not fair to read this after reading "The Da Vinci Code". These books aren't even in the same league. I am sure Raymond Khoury is a nice enough writer, but that other Templar book just blows this out of the water.
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One of my favorite books on conspiracy and involvements with our past.
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"... but beneath it all, religion has always been the fuel that keeps the furnace of intolerance and hatred burning."
That about sums it up for me.
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This was originally written as a screenplay, and it reads like it. I did my usual reading of the beginning and the ending, it's readable, certainly better than James Rollins, but pretty putdownable (even reputdownable, when you try to start it again). Hits the right elements of ruthless Moslems (albeit 800 years ago - what were they doing in our Holy Land, anyway?) (However, the escape from the Middle East has echoes of the author's own escape when he was in his 20s) and of effete, naïve New York artistes.
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An interesting book with a lot of twists and turns.
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excellent first novel!
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This was a good book.
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Alot like Davinci Code but not quite as intense.
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At first I thought this book was a bit tedious in the beginning, but I am glad I did not give up on it. Very thought provoking, and I thought exceptionally well written.
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DaVinci Code ish.
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Yes, this book is very much influenced by the Da Vinci Code. And the "secret" hook is actually a fairly interesting hook. However it takes too long to reveal the secret and the characters that are on the "chase" for the secret are not very interesting.

It almost feels like a been there, done that. It doesn't help that there's no "ticking clock". The characters can search for the secret with no looming catastrophic deadline. Plus how the secret is handled at the end really disappointed me.

It's a fun book. But not really one that I would recommend over Angel and Demons, Da Vinci Code or any of Matthew Reilly's Jack West Jr books.
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Very good book with a twist ending on last page. Do not read last pages first. I could not put this book down until I finished it.
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awesome story that rivals the DaVinci Code, but a much more accessible storyline - not so "heady" but an excellent mystery!
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Good read.
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I am not a book quitter, but this one was just not worth reading. I even gave it a good 200 pages to pique my interest but I finally returned it to the library unfinished. I loved Dan Brown's books and was hoping to get a little historical fiction fix with this one. There was just too much going on and the characters were pretty predictable, as was the story (at least the first half of the book). It is a quick read though.
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if you enjoyed The DaVinci Code this is also a good read!
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A very well-written and fast-paced thriller. The author writes in short, choppy chapters, often changing location and characters with each new one. It's tempting to answer the "what next?" question by reading a few more pages, then a few more, and so on.

The ending was a letdown. If I'd thought ahead to what might be the possible outcomes, I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was a little disappointed.
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Theme somewhat simliar to the DaVinci code, but I liked this better. The writing is better and the story more believable.
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better written than "Da Vinci", different point of view...
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I really enjoyed this book...like the DaVinci Code...follows the Knights Templar and searching for their hidden treasure that was lost in 1291...a really interesting read...highly recommend it! -Mirah W.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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Khoury is a fun read. Story is about discovery of the Templar mystery. Very educational about the Templar's history.
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Good story
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excellent
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speed version of 'dan brown'- good read, change up ending, enjoyed it
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Excellent book.
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NY Times Best Seller. Good book.
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A real page turner.
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First of Khoury's I've read. Enjoyed it from first page to last.
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In1291 a young templar knight flees the fallen Holy Land,setting out to sea witha mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master.
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My husband read this and liked it. He finished it in two nights which is unusual for him so it must have been good!!
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Riveting story from the time of the Crusades to the present day.
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Fantastic Book - Very reminiscent of the Davinci Code
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Good fast-paced reading.
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Not my cup of tea.
I was hoping for Historical Fiction. This is NOT that. It's light-beach-reading concerning Templar myths.
If you're into the Angels and Demons genre of ancient secret societies mingling with Biblical history, you'll love it.
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The book was good although I didn't like it as much as the Davinci Code.
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Da Vinci code type of book, but on a must larger scale and good action.
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A fast moving adventure, murder mystery, along the lines of The Da Vinci Code.
The story begins with Crusaders in 1251, and ends in 2005.
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Follows similar technical info as Davinci code but takes a different slant on Templars past and present. Good writing and decent story. Don't read if you are Davinci'd out.
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Decent historical - not my usual read but....
Kept me going - not bad
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"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 Jerusalem 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 Orders 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.
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At a New York City museum during the opening of an exhibit of art treasures from the Vatican, four horsemen dressed as Templar Knights state a bloody raid. Soon bodies are appearing everywhere as someone eliminates some of the thieves. What were they looking for?

In the investigation that follows an archaeologist and an FBI agent are drawn into the dark and hidden history of the crusading knights and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race to recover the lost secret of the Templars.

Another entry in the historical thriller genre and something for Dan Brown fans.
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very good read!
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Fast paced and exciting, Can't wait to begin the next in the series. A must read author!!
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Enjoyed the book had a strange twist at the end.
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we love those Catholic mysteries!!
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A lot like the DaVinci Code.
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Love this book...history galore...
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Very interesting fiction.
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In 1291, a young templar knight flees the fallen Holy Land setting out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master.
The ship vanishes without a trace. In present-day Manhattan, 4 masked horsemen dressed like Templar Knights stage a bloody raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the exhibition of Vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night. The investigation that follows draws an archaeologist and an FBI agent into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights--and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers..
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In 1291, a young Templar Knight flees the fallen Holy Land, setting out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Orders dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present-day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights stage a bloddy raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibit of Vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night.
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the middle of the story was a bit slow but the ending was pretty good.
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From back cover:

In 1291, a young templar knight with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master. The ship vanishes without a trace.

In present-day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights stage a bloody raid on the Metroplitan Museum of Art during a exhibit of vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night.

The investigation that follows draws an archaeologist and an FBI agent into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights-and 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.