The last templar
?It has served us well, this myth of Christ.?
?Pope Leo X, 16th Century
In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Jerusalem falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order?s dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace.
In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in particular, a strange geared device. He utters a few cryptic Latin words as he takes hold of it with reverence before leading the horsemen out and disappearing into the night.
In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and Tess are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars.
Level 6.8, 22 Points
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|Grouping Title||last templar|
|Grouping Author||raymond khoury|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-01-27 04:40:42AM|
|Last Indexed||2022-01-26 05:06:44AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
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|display_description||The first thrilling novel in Raymond Khoury’s New York Times bestselling Templar series.|
In 1291, a young Templar knight flees the fallen holy land in a hail of fire and flashing sword, setting out to sea with a mysterious chest entrusted to him by the Order's dying grand master. The ship vanishes without a trace.
In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights stage a bloody raid on the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibit of Vatican treasures. Emerging with a strange geared device, they disappear into the night.
The investigation that follows draws archaeologist Tess Chaykin and FBI agent Sean Reilly into the dark, hidden history of the crusading knights—and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers—as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars.
|local_callnumber_addison||CRIME KHOURY R.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library|
Addison Public Library Online
|owning_location_addison||Addison Public Library|
Online OverDrive Collection
Penguin Publishing Group
|series||The Last Templar|
|series_with_volume||The Last Templar||
|subject_facet||Government investigators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction|
Templars -- Fiction
Theft from museums -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
|title_display||The last templar|
|title_full||The Last Templar|
The last templar / Raymond Khoury
|title_short||The last templar|
Theft from museums