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The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
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Feb 12, 08

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Read in May, 2006

Okay. Here's the deal. If you go to Amazon.com, you're going to see this book picked apart by people who judge it because it doesn't conform to their ideas about Christianity, and because it offers a new way to look at the Catholic Church, etc., etc., etc. So my advice: if you're a devout Christian and you can't pick up a book that puts forth ideas you can't agree with, don't pick this one up because you'll hate it. On the other hand, if you can get past that, and realize that the author is writing a thriller/suspense story, and that it is FICTION, then you may find yourself getting into it. Yes, it's improbable, and yes, it's implausible and yes, things go down just a little too pat. But it's not meant to be great literature and it's a very fun & relaxing way to pass a few hours. I liked it SO much better than the last one (The Third Secret) and I had a lot of fun with the whole Templar treasure thing. Good grief...it's just a fun fiction novel! To be sure, it does get a little tedious after a while with all of the talk talk about the Templar treasure & the secrets left behind, but take it for what it is: a fun story by an author that knows how to do a fine plot.
here's a brief look:
Starting out in Copenhagen, bookstore owner Cotton Malone (who is a retired goverment agent of some sort) is hanging out having a coffee and sees a purse snatching. The purse belongs to his ex-boss in the government. He goes after her purse and as the guy is about to be caught, he does a very bizarre thing: he jumps from a tower and puts a knife across his throat while on his way down. As Cotton begins to investigate, he finds himself tangled up in a web of intrigue involving the Knights Templar, which leads him to France and Rennes-le-Chateau. He and his group get caught up in secret cryptograms, headstone inscriptions, art-inspired clues, as two rival groups all seek the same thing. You can't write this off as a DaVinci Code ripoff, because frankly, it's much better and packs more of a punch.

Try it...you might enjoy it.
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Eric_W "Yes, it's improbable, and yes, it's implausible and yes, things go down just a little too pat. But it's not meant to be great literature and it's a very fun & relaxing way to pass a few hours."

Exactly. We have different expectations for different kinds of books and different requirements and that's a wonderful thing.


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