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Knight's Cross

(The Shipwreck Adventures #3)

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Shipwreck hunters Maggie Riley and Cole Thatcher are no strangers to the mysteries hidden beneath the seas. They’ve uncovered artifacts with secrets that powerful interests would do anything to control—and they’re about to do it again.

As the newly engaged couple prepares to set sail, Cole suspects they are being followed. While he tries to unravel a coded message that hint

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Paperback, 518 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Thomas & Mercer
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Alaina
Knight's Cross is the third and final installment of The Shipwreck Adventures. If you assumed this story wouldn't be about a missing boat.. or something along those lines.. then you'd be mistaken. Now I love a good war story every now and then.. but a missing submarine was not my cup of tea.

I feel like maybe this series just wasn't for me. I mean, I'm glad that I took a chance on something new. At first, I was really intrigued by these books but after diving into them (e-book or audio wise) I wa
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Sue Wallace
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Knight's cross by Christine King is a mystery and thriller and general fiction (adult) read.
Shipwreck hunters Maggie Riley and Cole Thatcher are no strangers to the mysteries hidden beneath the seas. They’ve uncovered artifacts with secrets that powerful interests would do anything to control—and they’re about to do it again.
As the newly engaged couple prepares to set sail, Cole suspects they are being followed. While he tries to unravel a coded message that hints at a treasure jealously guarde
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John
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another wide ranging adventure centered around a lost ship, whose final resting place is unknown. In this case, it is a WWII British submarine, the Upholder, which was lost with all hands in the Mediterranean after a secret mission in the early 1940's. Maggie Riley and Cole Thatcher, using his father's cryptic notes, search for the wreckage and a potential priceless artifact. Of course, at least one other organization, with nefarious intentions, also wants the artifact. The search area covers th ...more
Laz the Sailor
This is the weakest of the 3 I've read so far, but still a nice read. Unable to keep treasure hunting out of their marriage plans, our intrepid heroes seek an ancient book that will affect the whole religious order. Sound like Dan Brown, well the author even refers to his books. There is lots of intrigue and another big bad band of brothers with infinite influence. The resolution left holes for me.

The author writes well, and the story never drags. The secondary and historical characters are well
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Keith  Clarence Greenwood Kyle
Normally I do not read adventure/spy books written by women, but thought to try this one as I have been an avid sailor for 60 years. I found it amusing, but predictable. I did enjoy the "flash backs" to 1798 and Alonso and Arzalla, would have liked more of their trials, more in depth insights. I did not go back to read the portion where Cole was diving on the "Upholder" but "he did not make the required stages in his assent to the surface" after overstaying his "bottom" time at 160 foot depth. S ...more
JoAnn Stearns
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting

The first few pages were a bit confusing to me as the story bounced from our main characters, to the bad guys chasing them, to the 1700's where the whole story begins. It didn't take long, however, to learn who all the characters were and follow the exciting story from start to finish. There was danger, and romance, and surprises clear up to the very end. The last forty pages of the book, I couldn't read fast enough! It was a journey well worth taking, and I'm looking forward to reading
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Cheryl
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
I've struggled to rate this whole series. I like the stories and I like the characters. But I've never had a book take me almost a month to finish before. I can't even tell you why but it was easy to put down and read several other books as I went. I didn't feel like I was forcing myself to finish it, it was just a slow read. I know she left the door open for more books but I'm not sure I would read them. I prefer books that capture me and don't let me go and this series just didn't do that for ...more
Melanie Melancon
The Shipwreck Adventures Series

This series of 3 books beginning with Circle of Bones is a must read for fans of shipwrecks and archeology. Ms. Kling has crafted each story to be able to stand on its own, but in order to truly follow the main characters, it's better to read them in order. I don't want write a spoiler, so will only recommend these books to all readers who enjoy big, long stories with a little romance, lots of history, some mystery, and thoroughly likeable characters. I just hope w
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Tom
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Modern Swashbuckling

An adventure based on a historical mystery. Follow the clues to a 200 year old hiding place for a 2000 year old treasure. Plenty of excitement and suspense with a little romance thrown in. The plot was decent, although it used the historically dubious Dan Brown hidden gospel trope. There were also plenty of holes where smarter people would not have been caught in the predicament they were. But all in all a harmless entertainment. It does refer quite extensively to a previous
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Nancy Jo Jackson
Aug 02, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring


Struggled to finish it. When they found the submarine after looking for a couple of hours it was to incredible. Then the bad guys show up in a helicopter simultaneously. The bad guys had been looking for the sub for years. The shield started off in a grave and somehow was laying on the side of a steep hill in the open. Anyway one impossible situation after another, forget the multiple escapes from certain death.
meg
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christine Kling is an excellent storyteller. Her books are full of adventure, mystery, romance and travel. I'm looking forward to reading everything she's written..

A very fun adventure with lots of travel and adventure. Interesting characters, near death experiences, twists and turns but our happy couple always comes out on top. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Christine's books.
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Nancy
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An action filled mystery in a great location.

An action filled mystery in a great location. I always learn a lot about each theme presented in the shipwreck books. She brings the characters past and present to life. You should start with the first book and read them in order otherwise some things may not make sense.
Robyn
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good conspiracy plot which easily maintains readers interest

Enjoyable conspiracy plot. Easy read with good character development. However the conspiracy concept is difficult to take seriously. Easy read when dealing with required wait periods which is also easy to put down went an alternative arises. Good airplane ride diversion
JOHN B. OWENS
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Covers it all, mystery, adventure, romance and does it all very well. Another great story. A good sequel. With so many characters, one or two more narrators would be nice. I would recommend this book to a friend.

Book is good. I have nothing more to say but this app won't let me submit unless I use more words.
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Sheri
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
This excellent thrilling adventure is a combination of sailing, marine archaeology and the dark secrets of the Order of the Knight's of Malta. I love these types of books that enable me to have an exciting adventure from the safety of my armchair! Especially appealing is that I have always wanted to travel to to Malta. This is a wonderful, slow burn mystery and I definitely recommend it. ...more
Ralph Maughan
Jumps Around Too Much

This jumps around too much to follow or care about any character. Writing is okay but not enough to hold my interest. Too many plucky women and too many bad men to be believed.
Richard Mcdonald
Delightful reading

I enjoyed reading this third installment of the Circle of Bones series. Riley and Cole continue to struggle with their relationship and Theo may be working on one as well. All this mixed in with a story that reminds me of some other well know authors.
Sharon
Nov 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This adventure combines marine archeology, sailing and the dark secrets of the Order of the Knight's of Malta (a group dedicated to the total extinction of the Moslems), in an exciting quest for a secret manuscript that could challenge the underpinnings of Christianity. ...more
Bobby Nichols
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, but took forever to get to the exciting part

I live the books and the characters, but this book took me longer to get into than three previous 2. it Just wasn't gripping. But once I got to about 40 or 50%, it picked up.
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Jim Owen
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Historic whodunit

Plenty of action and intrigue entwined with what appears to be historical facts. Facts or not, this book is hard to put down and it provides plenty of entertainment.
Sylvia Laurel
Great Read

Kling continues writing another great adventure with wonderful descriptions of places around the Mediterranean Sea. New villains and new list treasures show up providing the reader another page turning mystery.
Carla
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
thrilling & full of history

This fast-paced book weaves a modern adventure with historical events, to the enjoyment of the reader. Best to start with the 2 preceding this in the series, but if you find this book 1st you can still enjoy it as I did.
Anton
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit too similar to the prev 2 novels, but fun otherwise
Rebecca
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A good mystery series and super fast read!
Victoria nelson
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great adventure

The plot had several scenarios which kept the long narrative interesting to the very end. I liked the level of intrigue and suspense.
Kit Vogler
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i am so sad it is over! i fell in love with these characters and their adventures for sure. anyone have a good cure for a book hangover? oh, more Christine Kling? I can do that! :D
Robb
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's the first one I have read by her. I found it very entertaining and want to read more. Great geographic descriptions and intriguing history as well as a fast moving adventure. ...more
judith hagmayer
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

I enjoyed the book. I was interested in the Knights, they have a series on the history channel about the Knights.Very interesting.
Linnea Dickerson
Wow!

Fast moving, full of surprises, fun, drama, history, adventure, love story and all with a happy ending. What's not to love?
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Michelle Forster
I haven't read any others in this series. I don't know why but when I was reading this it didn't grab me. Since I have finished it, I have thought about the Knights of the Templar numerous times. ...more
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