Full of mysteries, codes and puzzles.
The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power, until the Inquisition destroyed them and their riches were lost forever.
But some people don't believe in 'forever'.
Ex-agent Cotton Malone used to work for Stephanie Nelle in the US Justice Department. Now Nelle wants his help to crack a series of puzzles that have confounded experts for centuries - and could lead to the legendary lost treasure of the Knights Templar.
But someone else is on the trail - someone prepared to commit the ultimate crime to win the ultimate prize. Malone and Nelle find themselves in a heart-stopping race through the villages, castles and cloisters of Europe in pursuit of a secret that, in the wrong hands, could bring the world to its knees.
A major twist midway through the story . . . the puzzles are so much fun . . . radical thinking of the Gospels that's sure to spark some lively debate . . . pretty grabby stuff - Wall Street Journal
Not to be missed. Anagrams and complicated symbology abound, and comparisons to The Da Vinci Code are inevitable, but Berry distinguishes himself with a complex, well-written, and extremely readable story. - Library Journal
Writes with the self-assured style of a veteran - Dan Brown on Steve Berry
Steve Berry is a writer on the rise. - David Morrell, author of NIGHTSCAPE and CREEPERS
Conspiracies and plots abound . . . Berry handles his thriller tradecraft skilfully, [and] his descriptions are stellar. - Booklist on THE THIRD SECRET
Sexy, illuminating . . . my kind of thriller. - Dan Brown on THE AMBER ROOM
International intrigue, swashbuckling action, indestructible hero from the American South. . . . Not to be missed. - Kirkus Reviews, on THE ROMANOV PROPHECY
Pure intrigue. Pure fun. - Clive Cussler on Steve Berry
Steve Berry is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 17,000,000 copies in 51 countries.
Steve was born and raised in Georgia, graduating from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a trial lawyer for 30 years and held elective office for 14 of those years. He is a founding member of International Thriller Writers - a group of more than 2,600 thriller writers from around the world - and served for three years as its co-president.
For more information, visit www.steveberry.org.