Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Teaser Tuesdays is a fun meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. To participate, grab the book you're currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences (no spoilers!)
From The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury, page 7:
"Then he spotted him--a short distance away, down on the ground, motionless, an arrow through his neck. He glanced at him for no more than a solitary heartbeat, but it was still long enough for the sight to brand itself permamently into his consciousness--then he leapt onto the wagon and whipped the horses to life."
Constantinople, 1203: As the rapacious armies of the Fourth Crusade lay siege to the city, a secretive band of Templars infiltrate the imperial library. Their target: a cache of documents that must not be allowed to fall into the hands of the doge of Venice. They escape with three heavy chests filled with explosive secrets that these men will not live long enough to learn.
Vatican City, present day: FBI agent Sean Reilly infiltrates the pope's massive Vatican Secret Archives of the Inquisition. No one but the Pope's secondi get in--but Reilly has earned the Vatican's trust, a trust he now has no choice but to violate. A vicious, uncompromising terrorist bent on revenge has kidnapped Tess Chaykin, and the key to her freedom lies in the underground crypt, in the form of a document unread for generations. It is known as the Fondo Templari, a secret history of the infamous Templars that may reveal the explosive secret behind their centuries-old extermination--and in the process illuminate a lost corner of history and its colossal twenty-first century implications.