Monday, April 27, 2009

The Last Templar By Raymond Khoury

This novel was very interesting reading, because although it is fiction, it gave the reader some historical facts . The novel opens up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, N.Y. during the exhibit of the Treasures from the Vatican. All of a sudden, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights appear on horses in the Museum. In the Museum as a invitee was the Archaeologist Tess Chaykin. Only 0ne masked man made it out of the Museum, & he took a valuable instrument that he thought would be valuable to himself. It was a type of instrument that could locate a treasure .
After all this big event, an FBI agent, Sam Reilly, and Tess Chaykin are in the pursuit of clues about crusading knights. They both work together, and travel many places. They do many dangerous activities that might risk their lives searching a treasure ship. They in fact scuba dive over 100 feet deep to find what they were looking for. All that ends with their determination, and perseverance . Tess and Sean find the treasure. Sean ends up in a coma in Greece. Tess has minor injuries compared to Sean.The clinic is located in Greece where there two bodies were recovered by fisherman on the beach.It seems that Sean and Tess were clutching a piece of wood, which saved their lives.
This novel is fascinating , and I recommend it to 11th & 12th graders, who like adventure,& History.
LRD 4/27/o9

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