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Thief on the Cross

Templar Secrets in America
(The second book in the Templars and the American Ark of the Covenant series)
A novel by

Why would a collector of ancient American artifacts hand over his prized pieces to a historian and then shoot himself in the head? And why does an ancient Templar scroll in his possession refer to Jesus Christ as "The Thief on the Cross?"

The answer places historian Cameron Thorne at the dangerous intersection of secret American history and modern geopolitical intrigue. Following clues contained in ancient American artifacts and medieval European masterpieces, Cameron and his fiancee Amanda Spencer race to uncover the true secrets of early Christianity before a splinter group of Mormon zealots silences them forever.

Just as they did in Cabal of the Westford Knight, Cameron and Amanda (in this stand-alone novel in the "Templars in America" series) discover, examine and interpret ancient artifacts and legends scattered throughout North America that reveal a history of European exploration long before Columbus. But how do the Burrows Cave stone carvings, the Bat Creek Stone, the Prince Madoc legend, the Book of Mormon and the Mandan tribe of "White Indians" relate to the medieval Templars? Only when they learn about the head of Baphomet and examine Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Virgin on the Rocks do the pieces finally begin to fit together.

What they learn shocks them. And may get them killed.

WARNING: Not recommended for readers with strong Christian or other religious beliefs.


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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Thief on the Cross: Templar Secrets in America: Templar Secrets in America
Author(s): David S Brody
ISBN: 0-9820732-7-5 / 978-0-9820732-7-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Martin & Lawrence Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Thief on the Cross: Templar Secrets in America (Templars in America Series Book 2)
Author(s): David S Brody
Publisher: Eyes That See Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA