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The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
  

The Templar Legacy

Part of the Cotton Malone Series
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This is Dan Brown territory; complex, suspenseful, fast-paced and highly readable. But in our opinion it's better as it's both extremely well written and has a jaw-dropping plot that draws you into the story immediately. As the tension mounts the message becomes clear. In a word - thrilling.

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Synopsis

The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

The ancient Order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when the Knights were wiped from the face of the earth, their riches left hidden – forever?

Cotton Malone is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen, when he is unexpectedly plunged back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he'd left behind at the U.S. Justice Department.

Cotton's former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, is in Europe on a personal mission: armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages – by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to be lost forever when the Knights Templar were destroyed in the 14th Century. But she's not alone. Someone else is competing for the historic prize – and they are prepared to kill to win.

Cotton is soon involved in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Templars, the more he realizes that not only lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game rife with intrigue, treachery and lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world – and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees.

Reviews

A seamless blend of fact and fiction...a first-class thriller...gripping...enlightening * Waikato Times, NZ * Steve Berry has a knack for tackling historical mysteries...Fabulous! * Woman's Day, Australia * Pacy, action packed and intriguing * Adelaide Advertiser * 'Pure intrigue. Pure fun.' * Clive Cussler on Steve Berry * International intrigue, swashbuckling action, indestructible hero from the American South. . . . Not to be missed. * Kirkus Reviews, on THE ROMANOV PROPHECY * Sexy, illuminating . . . my kind of thriller. * Dan Brown on THE AMBER ROOM * Conspiracies and plots abound . . . Berry handles his thriller tradecraft skilfully, [and] his descriptions are stellar. * Booklist on THE THIRD SECRET * Steve Berry is a writer on the rise. * David Morrell, author of NIGHTSCAPE and CREEPERS * 'Writes with the self-assured style of a veteran' * Dan Brown on Steve Berry * 'Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology abound, and comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are inevitable, but Berry distinguishes himself with a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story.' * Library Journal * 'A major twist midway through the story . . . the puzzles are so much fun . . . radical thinking of the Gospels that's sure to spark some lively debate . . . pretty grabby stuff' * Wall Street Journal * A major twist midway through the story . . . the puzzles are so much fun . . . radical thinking of the Gospels that's sure to spark some lively debate . . . pretty grabby stuff * Wall Street Journal * Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology abound, and comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are inevitable, but Berry distinguishes himself with a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story. * Library Journal *


About the Author

Steve Berry

Steve Berry lives on the coast in Georgia, USA, with his wife and daughter. He is a lawyer who has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Russia. His first two novels, THE AMBER ROOM and THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, were US bestsellers; his third, THE THIRD SECRET, was a New York Times bestseller. His books have been translated into 29 languages.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 2006

Author

Steve Berry

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback (a Format)
576 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense
Adventure

ISBN

9780340899250

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