One for The Da Vinci Code fans, a terrific Templars adventure stretching from the Crusades to modern New York and the Vatican. The historical detail is superb yet it doesnâ€™t slow the plot which races along at a hell of a pace. If you are looking for something after Dan Brown, this is definitely it.
Similar this month: None but try David Hewson.
Comparison: Dan Brown, Michael Cordy.
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...
|Publication date:||4th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|
Raymond Khoury is the internationally-bestselling author of three previous Reilly novels: The Last Templar, The Templar Salvation and Second Time Around (The Devil's Elixir), as well as two stand-alone thrillers, The Sign and The Sanctuary. Also an acclaimed screenwriter, his credits include the BBC Television series Spooks and Waking the Dead. Author photo © Aliona AdrianovaMore About Raymond Khoury