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I have to be honest, I gave the first Templar book 5 stars because I absolutely loved it This book was sorely lacking in historical content, and I don t know where the series is headed at this point I will continue to read the series, but if the next book islike this one than the first one I probably won t read the rest. (((FREE PDF))) ☉ The Templar Cross ✓ From the USA Today Bestselling author of The Sword of the Templars and The Aztec Heresy Some secrets are too great to bear 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 fianc 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 .part fear, part anticipation and part rising bloodlust It always surprised him that he felt so comfortable with the desperate feeling deep in his gut, and every now and again he wondered if there was a pathological need for it with soldiers junkies for battle and the dangerous game of jousting with death Yes As hoped for, Paul Christopher deliveredraising the bar in thrilling, captivating abundance Faraj laughed, racing through the traffic, careening side to side like a wil.part fear, part anticipation and part rising bloodlust It always surprised him that he felt so comfortable with the desperate feeling deep in his gut, and every now and again he wondered if there was a pathological need for it with soldiers junkies for battle and the dangerous game of jousting with death Yes As hoped for, Paul Christopher deliveredraising the bar in thrilling, captivating abundance Faraj laughed, racing through the traffic, careening side to side like a wildmanpedestrians leaping out of the way, cart drivers screaming oaths in ArabicAhead of them, barely in sight, the scooter chattered through the twisting back streets without a backward glancethreading their way to the ocean Second installment in the Ret Army Ranger John Holliday series The Templar Cross, has all the elements I love in Holy Grail global trekking mysteries Clear descriptive writing unique characters engaging plausible plot fast pace crescendo suspense wry humor fierce action but not overly graphic The sun was level with the sea, turning the old ruins the color of old gold and deepening the shadows There was no sound except the sighing of the breeze across the field, gently wafting the flowers and the dry screams of the pallid swifts that darted like flitting bats in and out of the ruins Nothing moved and it seemed that for an instant the world held its breath In addition, I love the movie ad libs Holliday uses as comparisons which Rafti, his Israeli friend professor, doesn t quit get Somewhat like Dinozzo on NCIS Holiday definitely has a wry eccentric side that s great for a chuckle Another thing I enjoyed, as with the first book, are the tidbits of related trivia In particular, I found the gun manufacturing smuggling references in relation to Canada Sixth largest exporter of small arms in the world quite interesting, in an eye bulging sort of way Holliday looking idly at the debris left behind by the Long Range Desert Groupthan half a century before Not for the first time in his life Holiday found himself thinking about the borders between countries and why men fought over such artificial boundaries However, it s African sand dunes and Italian influences that is most worrisome impeding Holliday s search for Peggy, his niece and archaeologist, who was kidnapped shortly before an assassination attempt on his own life Rafti thinks her abduction is somehow related to the Templar quest they had recently went on, but to what means and ends, who could say The only certainty Time was of the essence and Holliday would stop at nothing to find Peggy and bring her home Like most rescue plans it looked perfect on paper, and like most rescue plansit would be anything but perfect in its execution Four Crusader entertaining suspense mystery stars Christopher continues his great Templar series with this installment that sees Holiday head out in search of his niece While this is the underlying plot, the theme of the book is a new world travel thriller.Christopher uses his characters and storyline to explore the vast edges of the world, all with the Templar thread woven through experiences and historical happenstance I quite enjoyed learning all about the various parts of the world., bth those that pertain to the Templars and the German a Christopher continues his great Templar series with this installment that sees Holiday head out in search of his niece While this is the underlying plot, the theme of the book is a new world travel thriller.Christopher uses his characters and storyline to explore the vast edges of the world, all with the Templar thread woven through experiences and historical happenstance I quite enjoyed learning all about the various parts of the world., bth those that pertain to the Templars and the German armies of WWII.Kudos to Christopher for tying events together from the previous book, reintroducing characters to the reader, something that he failed to do in his Finn Ryan series, which really got under my skin I was eager to keep reading and learning about everything that Christoper had to offer.I could not stop until I got to the end, in hopes that the next book would be equally as interesting The second edition in the series finds our hero, Colonel John Doc Holliday, team up with the boyfriend of his cousin Peggy after she was kidnapped in northern Africa by a shadowy group who might not be who they claim to be or care about what they claim to care about The thrilling journey sees the small group follow a trail that leads them into Italy on the trail of a secret organisation within the Catholic Church, to rescuing Peggy, and escaping once again.The tale follows one of the many t The second edition in the series finds our hero, Colonel John Doc Holliday, team up with the boyfriend of his cousin Peggy after she was kidnapped in northern Africa by a shadowy group who might not be who they claim to be or care about what they claim to care about The thrilling journey sees the small group follow a trail that leads them into Italy on the trail of a secret organisation within the Catholic Church, to rescuing Peggy, and escaping once again.The tale follows one of the many theories about the Knights Templar and, while the historical authenticity of the foundation of the narrative may or may not entirely accurate, the setting does provide for a wonderful narrative adventure, mystery, shadowy groups, and conspiracies abound, not to mention some action that should be enough for any devotee of the action adventure genre.I can t say that I agree with the depiction of some characters in the unfolding story that is the basis of the story line being developed, but when has a fiction writer ever had to rely on truth to construct an engaging and entertaining piece of work Taking everything with a grain of salt, I enjoyed the mastery of the art of storytelling exhibited by the author, and enjoy the book for what it is a piece of fiction designed to entertain Good start to a line of storiesI like Paul Christopher and this second tale of Doc Holiday Doc is a very courageous and seemingly infallible warrior with a lot of compassion The ability to find just the right connections is uncanny and I would rate a five if it wasn t for how easily he seems to get out of almost impossible scenarios The journey is fun to read through as was the first and I will keep going At some point I do want to see Doc bailed out by someone else but lobe the heroics Paul Good start to a line of storiesI like Paul Christopher and this second tale of Doc Holiday Doc is a very courageous and seemingly infallible warrior with a lot of compassion The ability to find just the right connections is uncanny and I would rate a five if it wasn t for how easily he seems to get out of almost impossible scenarios The journey is fun to read through as was the first and I will keep going At some point I do want to see Doc bailed out by someone else but lobe the heroics Paul provides with him So I have a bit of a paradoxical view that keeps me reading to were if it happens I just finished The Templar Cross An Ancient Secret, a Deadly Legacy for Today So You might think it s about a Templar secret that has vast consequences for the world today.Yes that s what I thought as well.What is it really about A women gets kidnapped to cover up a smuggling route for Nazi gold Her family member, who is a military officer, comes to the rescue So where does the Templars come in Well his first book was about a Templar sword, so he had to call this one Templar as well to g I just finished The Templar Cross An Ancient Secret, a Deadly Legacy for Today So You might think it s about a Templar secret that has vast consequences for the world today.Yes that s what I thought as well.What is it really about A women gets kidnapped to cover up a smuggling route for Nazi gold Her family member, who is a military officer, comes to the rescue So where does the Templars come in Well his first book was about a Templar sword, so he had to call this one Templar as well to give you the impression it s a series Overall it wasn t a bad novel and I would have given it 3 stars, but the title doesn t cover the story This book is another run of the mill templar adventure story that can be a decent evening read Starts of rather slowly and in a less than believable manner I mean, what do you when you find out that your family member has been kidnapped by some fidayeens not go to the cafetaria and have lunch and then go to a random country in N.Africa without a plan and just a phone number In fact the plot just opens up in a matter of fact manner and seems that the protagonist is riding on luck.All in all, This book is another run of the mill templar adventure story that can be a decent evening read Starts of rather slowly and in a less than believable manner I mean, what do you when you find out that your family member has been kidnapped by some fidayeens not go to the cafetaria and have lunch and then go to a random country in N.Africa without a plan and just a phone number In fact the plot just opens up in a matter of fact manner and seems that the protagonist is riding on luck.All in all, an average read I did realise that this was the second book in the series when I started reading But I don t think you need to read the first book it does reference thinks that happened previously but not in a way that you re left scratching your head thinking huh.I really enjoyed the mystery there was just enough conspiracy theory to keep me interested Perhaps I will go back read the first book search out the other books in the series I did realise that this was the second book in the series when I started reading But I don t think you need to read the first book it does reference thinks that happened previously but not in a way that you re left scratching your head thinking huh.I really enjoyed the mystery there was just enough conspiracy theory to keep me interested Perhaps I will go back read the first book search out the other books in the series A very interesting book with surprise and suspense at every chapter.A lot of intelligent characters However most of them die before the book ends There a lot of twists and turns and a lot of travel and of course the hero survives so he can come back in the next book.