January 31, 2010

Review: The Templar Cross by Paul Christopher

The Templar Cross


Product Description:
Retired Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday has reluctantly settled into his teaching position at West Point when young Israeli archaeologist Rafi Wanounou comes to him with desperate news.


Holliday's niece-and Rafi's fiancé-Peggy has been kidnapped. Holliday sets out with Rafi to find the only family he has left. But their search for Peggy will lead them to a trail of clues that spans across the globe, and into the heart of a conspiracy involving an ancient Egyptian legend and the darkest secrets of the Order of Templar Knights.

Secrets that, once known, cannot be survived...

My Review:
In recent month's I've been a little down on suspense thrillers. Case in point, I still haven't even read The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown even though I pre-ordered it months in advance. As a result I was dragging my feet in reading The Templar Cross for review but once I started reading I couldn't stop. 

"Doc" Holliday is so kick ass in this book. He can spot an impostor and take him down in seconds and he has an eye patch. How awesome is that? I think of him as a military pirate. LOL

The Templar Cross is the sequel to The Sword of the Templars and the story does reference some of the events in that book but it is a stand alone since I haven't read The Sword of the Templars and had no trouble keeping up. Book three in the series featuring Holliday, The Templar Throne will be out June 1, 2010 and I highly recommend all three books for anyone who loves a true action hero and suspense thrillers. 


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3 comments :

bermudaonion said...

I haven't read a suspense thriller in a while, but I do love them.

Victor | UPrinting said...

Hi Monie,

I've always been fascinated by the Templar Knights and how they were portrayed in different stories. So do you have other "templar" books that you recommend?

Cheers,
Vic

MonieG said...

Vic,

Steve Berry's The Templar Legacy was another one that I loved. He is an awesome author. I've read every book he's published except his latest which is in my massive To Be Read Pile. LOL