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The Last Templar

(2005)
(The first book in the Sean Reilly and Tess Chaykin series)
A novel by

 
 
Four masked horsemen, dressed as Templar Knights, make their way from Central Park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They do not stop at the steps, but steer the horses through the crowds gathered for opening of the museum's exhibition of Vatican treasures, scattering the great and the good of Manhattan society and storming through to the exhibition, collecting artefacts, opening gunfire on security and police, beheading a security guard with a broadsword. Among the melee, archaeologist Tess Chaykin observes the leader of the horsemen head for one piece in particular, observing the reverence with which he selects the object and utters words in Latin as he makes away with it. The four horsemen leave the stunned crowd and disappear into the urban nightscape of Manhattan. The FBI's investigation team is led by Sean Reilly, a practising Catholic, and involvement from the Vatican in the guise of De Angelo, a senior priest. When it is discovered that the piece stolen by the leader of the horsemen is an ancient decoding device used by the Knights Templar, Tess Chaykin becomes more than a witness to the event, and is drawn into the investigation by her professional knowledge which leads her to aid them in pursuing a former colleague, Vance, whose obsession is fuelled by the most personal of tragedies. She leads the team, and Reilly in particular, through the dark history of the crusading Knights and on a journey which takes herself and Reilly through the sewers of New York, over continents to the barren Turkish coastline, and from there to the highest point of command at the Vatican, culminating with a dramatic sea chase amid a fierce storm. As Tess is compelled by curiosity and a critical desire for archaeological truth, so her growing relationship with Reilly plunges him into spiritual and professional conflict, the legacy of which is the secret for which the original Knights Templar were persecuted and tortured. Vance's desperate wish for its revelation threatens to shake all modern religions to the very core, leaving Reilly and Tess with the burden of this truth.

Genre: Thriller
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Templar
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November 2005 : UK Hardback
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Templar Vol. 1, The: The Encoder
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar (A Templar Novel)
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December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar
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Title: The Last Templar (A Templar Novel)
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar
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December 2005 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Templar
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October 2007 : USA Audio edition
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November 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Last Templar
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October 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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March 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Last Templar
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March 2006 : UK Audio CD
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Last Templar
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ISBN: 1-4281-2268-0 / 978-1-4281-2268-0 (USA edition)
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June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Templar
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January 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Templar (Templar series Book 1)
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