I’ve been reading a lot this year…just finished “The Templar Legacy” by Steve Berry. I have read all but one (his latest hardcover). He is one of my favorites (I have about 10, but, some are favorite favorites like Perri O’Shaughnessy and Steven Frey (see the first blog entry).
The Templar Legacy hit a nerve and really “frightened” me. That has never happened to me before. The book is about a man, Cotton Malone, who has retired from Service with the US Gov’t to open a book store in Denmark. Certain events happen and he and his old boss end up searching for clues for the Templars “Great Devise”. There is a lot of action along the way with some members of the remaining Templars causing all sorts of trouble for Cotton and Stephanie (his ex-boss). In addition to those trying to step in and find the hidden secrets before them, they also meet people who can help, and do.
The conclusion is riveting and shakes what many have come to believe (or for some, reinforces what we thought but were / are hoping was not true). Truly a good book. Being a DeMolay when I was a kid, it was interesting reading a bit more about Jacques De Molay himself as the last Master of the Templars before that fateful Friday the 13th so many hundreds of years ago.