The Last Templar

The Last Templar

by RaymondKhoury (Author)

Synopsis

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...

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Orion
Published: 06 Mar 2006

ISBN 10: 0752880705
ISBN 13: 9780752880709
Book Overview: Published by a small press in trade paperback, THE LAST TEMPLAR was THE sleeper hit of 2005. From small beginnings, it went on to sell over 30,000 copies and to fly-out of wherever it was stocked. This was done almost entirely on brilliant word-of-mouth... This is a terrific, gripping adventure reaching from the dark history of the crusading Knights through the sewers of modern-day New York to the highest point of command at the Vatican. Raymond Khoury is one of the main writers of SPOOKS - a show that has already provided two previous bestselling authors, David Wolstencroft and Ben Richards. The Templars is a subject of never-ending fascination and this blockbuster of a novel uses its background material brilliantly. It also has excellent historical detail, which never detracts from the fast-paced, non-stop narrative. Rights have now been sold in 33 countries.

Media Reviews
'All the makings of a blockbuster here, in the book charts and on the screen.' SUNDAY SPORT 'fascinating... vivid and poignant' REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE 'brilliant plotting... fast-paced fascinating... thought provoking, and the journey, both physical and emotional, undertaken by the main protagonists in discovering it is truly page-turning stuff. CRIMESQUAD 'a good fast read that will make an afternoon in front of the fire fly by' DEADLY PLEASURES
Author Bio
Raymond Khoury is a screenwriter of international renown, whose current credits include the BBC's highly successful spy drama, SPOOKS and WAKING THE DEAD.