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Raymond Khoury : The Last Templar

Author: Raymond Khoury
Title: The Last Templar
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Date: 2006-11-28
ISBN: 0451219953
Publisher: Signet
Latest: 2015/02/01
Weight: 0.7 pounds
Size: 1.2 x 4.37 x 7.57 inches
Edition: Reprint
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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 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.

Reviews: Muriel Koyce (Ireland) (2008/07/20):
excellent fast paced book, real page turner really enjoyed it

kiparsky (USA: MA) (2009/07/16):
I resolved to quit this book after I hit page 28, and then read through to page 50 out of sheer bullheadedness. Truly awful writing, with formulaic thriller characters and dialog. But if you like that sort of thing, you'll love it. I'm glad I didn't pay for it, and I'll be happy to get rid of it.

WDWRulz (USA: MO) (2009/08/02):
Over all this is a good book. I was not impressed with the excessive number of references to current affairs; I fear these references will not allow this story to become a timeless classic.

Karen (USA: MO) (2010/07/14):
Just finished the book and loved it. It's combining the past and present together to solve a mystery and it is done in a skillful way.

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