Featuring: Tess Chaykin; Sean Reilly
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"It has served us well, this myth of Christ."
Pope Leo X, 16th Century
In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city
of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last
Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and
a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a
mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order’s dying
Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace.
In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as
Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the
Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during
the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit.
Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack
anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the
gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror
as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in
particular, a strange geared device. He utters a few
cryptic Latin words as he takes hold of it with reverence
before leading the horsemen out and disappearing into the
In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-
terrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he and Tess are
drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading
Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse
with ruthless killers as they race across three continents
to recover the lost secret of the Templars.
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