The Templar Legacy: A Novel (Cotton Malone)

The Templar Legacy: A Novel (Cotton Malone)

Steve Berry

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.

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