By Raymond Khoury
"It has served us good, this fable of Christ."
Pope Leo X, sixteenth Century
In a hail of fireside and flashing sword, because the burning urban of Acre falls from the arms of the West in 1291, The final Templar opens with a tender Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the ocean sporting a mysterious chest entrusted to them through the Order's loss of life Grand grasp. The send vanishes with out a trace.
In latest new york, 4 masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from important Park and trip up the 5th road steps of the Metropolitan Museum of paintings in the course of the blacktie beginning of a Treasures of the Vatican express. Storming in the course of the crowds, the horsemen brutally assault somebody status among them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror because the chief of the horsemen hones in on one piece specifically, a wierd geared equipment. He utters a couple of cryptic Latin phrases as he's taking carry of it with reverence prior to top the horsemen out and disappearing into the night.
In the aftermath, an FBI research is led by means of anti-terrorist professional Sean Reilly. quickly, he and Tess are drawn into the darkish, hidden heritage of the crusading Knights, plunging them right into a lethal online game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race throughout 3 continents to get better the misplaced mystery of the Templars.
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I said it lightly enough, but all this talk was making me a little uncomfortable. I mean, it wasn’t like I’d never been in a locker room before. Guys are always commenting, and some like to strut. But I don’t think too many would admit if they stared. “They just . . don’t approve. Of the photographers, I guess. ” Jimmy rinsed pails, so I 25 really couldn’t see his face. ” Those kind of people? ” He did a one-shouldered shrug. “A couple candids here and there. I like candids, because it’s when they don’t think you’re looking that you catch people being themselves.
Sure, I’d never heard of him having any girlfriends, but I didn’t have any either. Didn’t mean a thing. I was busy. I had stuff to do. ” Shoving aside a stack of school crap, Mom perched on the edge of my bed. “I can understand that you’re angry. Jimmy should’ve told you before he entered those pictures in that contest. But he probably thought he didn’t stand a chance and, well . ” “That picture isn’t necessarily a bad thing. ” Then I got it. “Oh, great. You think Yale . . ” Mom got this defiant look.
I had to go that year, though, because I was president of the student council. We got there early to help the schools set up in the gym and lug in the boxes of pamphlets and junk they gave away to try to get you interested: T-shirts, key chains, chocolate-chip cookies, bottled water with the school logo. Pizza. One school even had a raffle going for an iPad, which I thought was cool. I even listened to the sales pitch just to get my name entered. Mostly, though, I went around to the different tables to make sure things were running smoothly and to see if the reps needed anything.