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, after 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 isn't in any respect what they idea it was–and its actual nature may perhaps swap the trendy world.

Cotton Malone, one-time best operative for the U.S. Justice division, is having fun with his quiet new existence as an antiquarian ebook 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 off with a violent theft test on Cotton’s former manager, Stephanie Nelle, who’s faraway from domestic on a challenge that has not anything to do with nationwide defense. Armed with 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 throughout the a long time via discovering the mythical cache of wealth and forbidden wisdom idea to were misplaced ceaselessly 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 the most 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 chances within the perilous race. however the extra he learns concerning the historical 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 strength, lies a shattering discovery that can rock the civilized world–and, within the incorrect fingers, deliver it to its knees.

From the Hardcover edition.

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