The Templar Magician

The Templar Magician

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Murder and mayhem set at the time of the secretive Templar Order.

The year is 1152, and Jerusalem is still in the hands of the Crusaders, although the lofty ideals of before have now been replaced by subtle power-play. Meanwhile, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody war against Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years old, is a wealthy power, glittering with tempting riches. Against this background of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of the co-founders of the Temple, finds himself caught up in a murder mystery when Raymond, Count of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who would have wanted to murder Raymond, and is it possible that the answer may lie within the hallowed ranks of the Templar Order itself?

Publisher: London : Headline, c2009.
ISBN: 9780755354559
0755354559
9780755358335
0755358333
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,18 cm.

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Mar 17, 2010

After the first meandering book in the series, I did not have high hopes for this one so I was pleasantly surprised. It was a suspenseful page-turner. But the ending is a bit predictable for a mystery novel.

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