The Templar Legacy: A Novel (Cotton Malone)

By | December 21, 2018
The Templar Legacy: A Novel (Cotton Malone) Author Steve Berry
ISBN-10 0345504410
ISBN-13 9780345504418
Year 2007-11-27
Pages 544
Language English
Publisher Ballantine Books
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New York Times BESTSELLER Exciting hard to put down without reading one more page The Florida Times UnionThe ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition when they were wiped from the face of the earth their hidden riches lost But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it wasand its true nature could change the modern world Cotton Malone one time top operative for the U S Justice Department is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair trigger instinctsand plunges him back into the cloak and dagger world he thought hed left behind It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cottons former supervisor Stephanie Nelle who s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries old puzzles scattered across Europe 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 have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century But shes not alone Competing for the historic prize and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possessesis Raymond de Roquefort a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command Welcome or not Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake At the end of a lethal game of conquest rife with intrigue treachery and craven lust for power lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized worldand in the wrong hands bring it to its knees

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