Cotton Malone #1
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Featuring: Cotton Malone; Stephanie Nelle
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
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The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold
wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until
the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the
earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying
for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what
they thought it wasâ€“and its true nature could change the
Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice
Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an
antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected
call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instinctsâ€“and
plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought
heâ€™d left behind.
It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cottonâ€™s former
supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, whoâ€™s far from home on a
mission that has nothing to do with national security.
Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles
scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that
has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the
ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden
knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order
of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth
century. But sheâ€™s not alone. Competing for the historic
prizeâ€“and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie
possessesâ€“is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an
army of assassins at his command.
Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the
perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient
conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he
realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end
of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue,
treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering
discovery that could rock the civilized worldâ€“and, in the
wrong hands, bring it to its knees.
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