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The Templar Conspiracy
     

The Templar Conspiracy

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by Paul Christopher
 

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In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus-the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-first century-the plot has only just begun.

When retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must

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In Rome, the assassination of the Pope on Christmas Day sets off a massive investigation that stretches across the globe. But behind the veil of Rex Deus-the Templar cabal that silently wields power in the twenty-first century-the plot has only just begun.

When retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday uncovers the true motive behind the pontiff's murder, he must unravel a deadly design to extend the Templar influence to the highest levels of power.

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Publishers Weekly
At the start of Christopher's cartoonish fourth Templar suspense novel (after The Templar Throne), a sniper assassinates the pope while the Holy Father is giving the Christmas blessing on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Before easily escaping, the killer also fatally shoots a cardinal, two bishops, and the Vatican's official photographer. This outrage is merely the prologue to an even greater intended act of political violence, the murder of the U.S. president, who's sure to attend the pontiff's funeral. The president's death will pave the way for the rise to power of right-wing Sen. Richard Sinclair, a story line used far more effectively by Richard Condon in The Manchurian Candidate. Standing in the way of the bad guys is the clichéd pairing of an older ex-soldier, John "Doc" Holliday, and his attractive younger female protégé, Peggy Blackstock, who respond to traumatic situations with banter out of one of the weaker James Bond movies. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451231901
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Templar Series , #4
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
385,390
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Christopher is a pen name of author Christopher Hyde. His many novels include Michelangelo's Notebook, The Lucifer Gospel, The Aztec Heresy, and the Templar series.

Paul Boehmer is a seasoned actor who has appeared on Broadway, film, and television, including The Thomas Crown Affair and All My Children. Coinciding with another of his passions, sci-fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek.

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The Templar Conspiracy 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading all the books in this series and I have to say that they are very good . The action is almost non stop. The character really does travel quite a bit. But the plot lines are starting to get pretty predictable, it's kind of like he just changed some names and locations and wrote another book. Not really telling much of a new story. Some of the references in the book are not easily identifiable and that takes away from my enjoyment, but overall still a good read.
WTR More than 1 year ago
He has done better. Stretching it to put Templar in title. Appears to have worn out the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just like the subject matter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
fast paced. keeps my interest
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read for a plane or train trip. Fast paced, like the early Ludlum novels
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very mediocre book that could have been better with another author. Why, oh why, can't some writers leave their political views at home. I read to escape that kind of crap! If I wanted to hear about Sarah Palin I would have read her book. He could have spent that time doing background research, then he would have known which cowboy's dog was named Bullet! Two stars is more than this book deserves.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all his books and I expected alot from him to keep me a fan. he really delivers on the new book. page turner and interesting plot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is grate for passing time.
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