The Templar Legacy: A Novel (Cotton Malone)
the traditional order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute strength over kings and popes . . . until eventually the Inquisition, once they have been wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches misplaced. yet now forces vying for the treasure have realized that it's not in any respect what they concept it was–and its precise nature may switch the trendy world.
Cotton Malone, one-time most sensible operative for the U.S. Justice division, is having fun with his quiet new existence as an antiquarian booklet broker in Copenhagen whilst an unforeseen name to motion reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him again into the cloak-and-dagger global he suggestion he’d left behind.
It starts with a violent theft test on Cotton’s former manager, Stephanie Nelle, who’s faraway from domestic on a project that has not anything to do with nationwide defense. Armed with very important clues to a sequence of centuries-old puzzles scattered throughout Europe, she ability to crack a secret that has tantalized students and fortune-hunters in the course of the a long time by way of discovering the mythical cache of wealth and forbidden wisdom concept to were misplaced perpetually while the order of the Knights Templar was once exterminated within the fourteenth century. yet she’s now not by myself. Competing for the historical prize–and determined for the an important details Stephanie possesses–is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with a military of assassins at his command.
Welcome or now not, Cotton seeks to even the chances within the perilous race. however the extra he learns concerning the historic conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the extra he realizes that much more than lives are at stake. on the finish of a deadly video game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for energy, lies a shattering discovery which may rock the civilized world–and, within the fallacious arms, carry it to its knees.
From the Hardcover edition.
quantity of your wisdom in regards to the New Testament?” a strange query, Malone concept. yet he knew Stephanie was once a training Catholic. “Among different issues, it includes the 4 Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—which let us know approximately Jesus Christ.” Thorvaldsen nodded. “History is obvious that the hot testomony, as we all know it, used to be formulated throughout the first 4 centuries after Christ with a purpose to universalize the rising Christian message. finally, that’s what catholic means—‘universal.’.
achievement. yet we are living less than harsh commandments. it truly is tough to make your self the serf to a different. if you want to sleep, you'll be woke up. while you are unsleeping, you'll be ordered to lie down. you could now not are looking to cross the place directed, yet you need to. you'll hardly ever do whatever that you just want. are you able to endure good those hardships?” the guy, most likely in his past due twenties, his hair already cropped brief, his faded face clean-shaven, seemed up and acknowledged, “I will undergo all that's interesting to God.” He.
the ground. the opposite guy was once likewise services and nonetheless. He checked either males for pulses. Beating, yet susceptible. Then he noticed whatever in the back of one of many necks. He bent shut and plucked out a small dart, the end a half-inch needle. His savior used to be aware of a few subtle apparatus. the 2 males mendacity at the flooring have been an identical from outdoor the public sale previous. yet who’d disabled them? He bent backpedal and retrieved either weapons, then searched the our bodies. No id on both.
Regrets.” “And i don't are looking to worsen these. I don’t understand you, yet I did comprehend Lars. He was once an exceptional guy and his quest was once, as you are saying, innocuous. however it was once still vital. His dying saddened me. I constantly puzzled even if it was once suicide.” “So did I,” she stated in a whisper. “I attempted to put blame all over the place to rationalize it, yet in my intestine I by no means permitted that Lars killed himself.” “Which explains, greater than something, why you’re here,” Henrik acknowledged. Malone may well inform she used to be.
Said?” he yelled. The wind buffeted Mark’s arm and shook the weapon. one other hand got here as much as regular the purpose. Malone stuck the glare within the man’s eye and became again to work out one of many short-hairs coming instantly for them. “Far sufficient, brother,” Mark hollered over the wind. the fellow held a Glock 17, just like the only Mark gripped. “If that weapon comes up, I’ll shoot you,” Mark made transparent. The man’s arm stopped its upward push. Malone didn't like his trouble and pressed himself opposed to the.