The Templar Legacy
by Steve Berry
Read: June 3-7, 2009
Challenge: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; 1st in a Series Challenge; Suspense & Thriller Challenge – Religious thriller subcategory
Yearly Count: 27
First Line: Jacques De Molay sought death, but knew salvation would never be offered.
Cotton Malone, once an agent for the US Justice Department, is enjoying a peaceful life in Copenhagen as a antiquarian book dealer. But all of that changes when his former boss tries to meet up with him while she is on vacation. However, he finds out rather quickly that she is not on vacation; she is not an any type of operation, but she is up to something. As he sets out to figure out what it is that his former boss does not want to let him in on, he quickly finds himself involved in an ancient puzzle that has mystified scholars for ages. The more involved he finds himself, the more dangers the stakes become, and the more intrigued Cotton Malone becomes. For there is one very powerful man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even with Cotton in his way.
I’ve been keeping my eye on this book for a while, but I had been slightly unsure about reading it. However, after seeing Angels & Demons in the theater, my interest in this type of book has been renewed (I also have Angels & Demons waiting anxiously on my TBR pile for me). So I checked this book out of the library the last time I was there. And let me tell you – I was absolutely hooked on this book from about page one!! I loved it. I loved the historical/religious aspect of it intertwined with the fast paced race-around-the-clock action!! I highly recommend this book if you haven’t read it yet!
2 thoughts on “The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry”
Steve Berry is one of those authors I keep wanting to try. His books sound like they would be something I would enjoy. The historical/religious aspect especially interests me. Thanks for your great review!
I definitely recommend giving him a try whenever you get the chance. His research is so wonderful that it makes you feel like you are right there with Cotton involved in all the action. In this particular book, I really felt like I was involved in the treasure hunt with them!! I truly can’t say enough good things about this book!!