By Steve Berry
The traditional order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute strength over kings and popes . . . till 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 discovered that it isn't in any respect what they suggestion it was–and its precise nature may well swap the trendy world.
Cotton Malone, one-time best operative for the U.S. Justice division, is having fun with his quiet new lifestyles as an antiquarian e-book broker in Copenhagen whilst an unforeseen name to motion reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him again into the cloak-and-dagger international he idea he’d left behind.
It starts off with a violent theft test on Cotton’s former manager, Stephanie Nelle, who’s faraway from domestic on a undertaking that has not anything to do with nationwide safety. Armed with important clues to a sequence of centuries-old puzzles scattered throughout Europe, she potential to crack a secret that has tantalized students and fortune-hunters throughout the a long time by means of discovering the mythical cache of wealth and forbidden wisdom proposal to were misplaced endlessly whilst the order of the Knights Templar was once exterminated within the fourteenth century. yet she’s no longer by myself. Competing for the ancient 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 no longer, Cotton seeks to even the percentages within the perilous race. however the extra he learns in regards to 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 online game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for energy, lies a shattering discovery which could rock the civilized world–and, within the improper fingers, carry it to its knees.
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