The Templar Throne is the third in Paul Christopher's exciting John Holliday series.
The hidden hand which rules history . . .
Army Ranger John Holliday has made it his life's mission to unlock the secrets of the ruthless, ancient Templar Order, who are as renowned for their hidden wealth and power as for their desperate secrecy.
In The Templar Throne his quest has him crisscrossing Europe and the US hunting for the True Ark - a box reputed to hold precious holy relics and the Templars' most powerful secrets. But Holliday's hunt is also a deadly chase.
On the trail of the relics are the Vatican Secret Service, the CIA and an arcane brotherhood of Templar descendants who know just how much power the Ark holds.
And they'll kill anyone in their way . . .
The Templar Throne by Paul Christopher is the third instalment in the historical thriller series following John Holliday on his quest to uncover the secrets of the ancient Templar Order. Subsequent titles include The Templar Conspiracy, Lost City of the Templars and Valley of the Templars.
Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling US novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.
In the third installment (after 2010's The Templar Cross) of this bestselling international thriller series, John "Doc" Holliday, an army ranger turned medieval historian, teams up with Sister Meg, a beautiful nun, to find a sacred relic. In a plot driven entirely by increasing danger to the protagonists, Doc and Sister Meg dodge spies from the Vatican, the U.S. government, and an ancient brotherhood known as Rex Deus as they trot about Europe researching the life story of a 14th-century Templar for hints to the relic's whereabouts. Repeated jibes at "that silly Da Vinci book" do little to mask how much this story resembles it, but Brown's readers will be just as happy with Christopher's compilation of gunfights, narrow escapes, beautiful vistas, conspiracy theories, and intriguing clues in ancient art and architecture.