Saturday, November 20, 2010

Review - The Templar Salvation

  • Author: Raymond Khoury
  • Hardcover: 405 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton (Oct 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525951849
  • Description (from Good Reads)

At last, the book more than a million fans are waiting for: the sequel to The Last Templar.

With its iconic title and unmistakable cover, Raymond Khoury's million-copy- selling
The Last Templar remains one of the most memorable thriller publications of the last decade. Finally, after four long years, Khoury returns to the world of the Templars with The Templar Salvation, a sequel that's every bit as eye-popping and as gripping as its predecessor. Constantinople, 1203: As the rapacious armies of the Fourth Crusade lay siege to the city, a secretive band of Templars infiltrate the imperial library. Their target: a cache of documents that must not be allowed to fall into the hands of the Doge of Venice. They escape with three heavy chests, filled with explosive secrets that these men will not live long enough to learn. Vatican City, present day: FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the Pope's massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition. No one but the Pope's trusted secondi get in-but Reilly has earned the Vatican's trust, a trust he has no choice but to violate. His love, Tess Chaykin, has been kidnapped; the key to her freedom lays in this underground tomb, in the form of a document known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars... With his trademark blend of incendiary history and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Raymond Khoury's The Templar Salvation marks a triumphant return to the rich territory that launched his bestselling career.

My Take

I really enjoyed reading The Templar Salvation but I think it is important to read The Last Templar first as this book is definitely a continuation of the first book.  I found the main characters of Tess Chaykin and Sean Reilly to be credible and I enjoyed their partnership.  The villain was a definite threat to the western world.  I found the story to be believable and the pace of the story to be thrilling.  I became fascinated with the locations in Turkey and made me want to visit there which was not something that I had thought of before.  I am looking forward to the third instalment in the series.

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