Sunday, March 29, 2009
The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury
Four horsemen dressed as Templar Knights raid the Metropolitan Museum of Art during an exhibit of Vatican artifacts. Out of all the artifacts, many jeweled and priceless, the horsemen leave with an ancient encoder. Tess Chaykin, an archeologist, was looking at the encoder when the horsemen stormed in. While hiding nearby, she overheard one of the horseman say something in Latin while he was holding the encoder. Thanks to that phrase, the Templar costumes, and the look on the horseman's face while he was holding the encoder, Tess and FBI Agent Reilly are sent on an amazing adventure across the world trying to solve the case all the while digging into Templar history to find out what the horsemen could be after.
This was a fast paced, exciting adventure story. I've seen the reviews comparing it to The Da Vinci Code, but I didn't feel that way at all. As a matter of fact, I think I enjoyed this book more than The Da Vinci Code. It seemed to be a faster read and it flowed better for me than The Da Vinci Code did. If you're looking for great literature, you won't find it here. If you're looking for a fun adventure story, this would be great. I had a hard time putting it down.