Cotton Malone, un ex agente operativo al servizio del Dipartimento di giustizia americano, si sta godendo la sua nuova vita a Copenaghen, dove gestisce una libreria antiquaria. Ma la tranquillità di un'esistenza appartata non è destinata a durare a lungo. Tutto comincia quando Cotton assiste a uno scippo ai danni del suo ex superiore, Stephanie Nelle, giunta in Danimarca per partecipare a un'asta di libri antichi. Cotton capisce subito che quella rapina non è casuale, anche perché il ladro muore subito dopo in circostanze misteriose. Malone allora segue Stephanie e scopre la ragione del viaggio della donna: acquistare un raro volume, che tuttavia la donna non riesce ad aggiudicarsi. A questo punto, Stephanie è costretta a rivelare a Malone la verità: sta seguendo una catena di indizi rinvenuti dal marito, uno studioso di esoterismo morto alcuni anni prima, e quel libro potrebbe essere la chiave per risolvere il mistero del paesino francese di Rennes-le-Chateau e, di conseguenza, del mitico tesoro scomparso dei Cavalieri Templari...
- ISBN: 8842914533
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 518
- Data di uscita: 29-06-2006
The Knights Templars were founded in Jerusalem in 1118 to protect the pilgrims visiting Palestine at the end of the First Crusade of 1096. The full, original name was "The Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple which is in Jerusalem", but the for the sake of this review I will just refer to them as T Leggi tutto
Steve Berry is the thinking man's Dan Brown. I was immediately impressed after reading The Romanov Prophecy, and The Third Secret. The Templar Legacy does not disappoint. If you enjoyed The DaVinci Code you will appreciate this novel all the more. Berry mixes a decent understanding of folkore and his Leggi tutto
Maybe not quite a 4 star read, it dragged a bit in places & was quite long, but Berry certainly did his historical homework & came up with a great conspiracy. If you're not familiar with some of it, as I wasn't (I looked up more online.) he had a great author's note at the end that covered the main
So fascinated by the amount of research that went into this. Really cool book, and I'm excited to follow Cotton on more adventures!
I suppose this is what might be called a "thriller" however I have hesitated to put it on that shelf. I hesitate because there are very, very few thrills in the book. I've hit a string of mediocre books lately. These are all books I've been looking forward to but once I got into them they were at bes Leggi tutto
once again i'm longing for half stars (2 vs. 3). i'm settling on this just being ok/2 stars, though, because: - the dialogue is not afraid to spell things out. as in, explaining the obvious, in a predictable, simplistic manner - the actual storyline meanders a little too much, at least for my taste in Leggi tutto
So... I'm always looking for a new series to read and Steve Berry's Cotton Malone series fits the bill. In a formulaic Dan Brown-esque fashion we start off LONG ago in a land far away... laying the ground work for the "action" that will take place in the present(ish) day. While Cotten's backstory co Leggi tutto
What can I say I just really like these kinds of books with thriller/action-adventure based on history and historical landmarks. This is about an American, Cotton Malone (which I’m not too thrilled with that name, lol!), who is now a bookseller in Denmark after retiring as a US Operative. He’s tryin Leggi tutto
"Say it, preach it, shout it, but never, absolutely never, believe your own bullshit!" Templar Legacy, the first book of the Cotton Malone series, had such potential..... Our hero, Cotton, a special ops kind of guy, must come to the rescue of his former boss from the Justice Dept who seems to be i
I enjoyed this tale; I have just recently 'discovered' Berry (I read "The Third Secret" in August), but the mister has been enjoying him for some time now.. In a sort of Cliff Janeway–meets–The DaVinci Code story (although, much better told, in my opinion), we follow “Cotton” Malone, one-time federal Leggi tutto
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