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Publisher Comments:

While investigating his sister's murder in Paris, American attorney Lang Reilly discovers a map in a painting that leads to the long-hidden secrets of the Knights Templar--secrets that could shatter Christianity. Original.

Review:

"Shortly after ex-spy Lang Reilly's sister dies in an explosion in her Paris home, a reproduction of a painting by the 17th-century artist Poussin, which his sister bought the day before she died and which includes an odd Latin inscription, disappears from Lang's home. With police and killers on his trail, Lang embarks on a journey to Italy to uncover the painting's secrets as well as its connection to his sister, enlisting the help of a former co-worker, the German killing-machine Gurt Fuchs. Somewhat dry excerpts from a medieval account of the Knights of the Temple punctuate the action, hinting that the mystery is more complex than Lang can imagine. The international setting and fast-paced action grip, and fortunately, Loomis's convincing protagonist possesses the intelligence and emotional depth to carry the reader through some unlikely scenarios (e.g., in an airport bathroom stall, Lang constructs a fake gun out of candy). Though the momentum sometimes lags, each scene is vivid enough to keep the reader engaged. Some may find the book's secret societies and art history themes a trifle unoriginal, but others looking to repeat The Da Vinci Code experience will be satisfied. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A highly charged thriller by debut author Gregg Loomis sure to appeal to fans of Dan Brown with its long-hidden secrets of the Knights Templar discovered through a clues hidden in a centuries-old painting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780843955309
Manufactured:
Dorchester Publishing
Publisher:
Leisure Books
Author:
Loomis, Gregg
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Series:
Lang Reilly Thrillers
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
369
Dimensions:
6.88x4.14x1.01 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 369 pages Leisure Books - English 9780843955309 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Shortly after ex-spy Lang Reilly's sister dies in an explosion in her Paris home, a reproduction of a painting by the 17th-century artist Poussin, which his sister bought the day before she died and which includes an odd Latin inscription, disappears from Lang's home. With police and killers on his trail, Lang embarks on a journey to Italy to uncover the painting's secrets as well as its connection to his sister, enlisting the help of a former co-worker, the German killing-machine Gurt Fuchs. Somewhat dry excerpts from a medieval account of the Knights of the Temple punctuate the action, hinting that the mystery is more complex than Lang can imagine. The international setting and fast-paced action grip, and fortunately, Loomis's convincing protagonist possesses the intelligence and emotional depth to carry the reader through some unlikely scenarios (e.g., in an airport bathroom stall, Lang constructs a fake gun out of candy). Though the momentum sometimes lags, each scene is vivid enough to keep the reader engaged. Some may find the book's secret societies and art history themes a trifle unoriginal, but others looking to repeat The Da Vinci Code experience will be satisfied. " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A highly charged thriller by debut author Gregg Loomis sure to appeal to fans of Dan Brown with its long-hidden secrets of the Knights Templar discovered through a clues hidden in a centuries-old painting.
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