The Templars' Last Secret: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Paperback)
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When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near the idyllic French town of St. Denis, chief of police Bruno Courr ges suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands above: a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold. With the help of Am lie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance. And her ties to Islamic terrorists--not to mention the return of an old flame of Bruno's, who is assigned to work with him on the case--only heightens the pressure to unravel the centuries-old mystery. As Bruno works to connect the tangled threads of past and present, he nonetheless finds time, naturellement, to enjoy the wine, food, and beauty of the P rigord region.
About the Author
Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond; The Crowded Grave; The Devil's Cave; The Resistance Man; The Children Return; The Patriarch; and Fatal Pursuit, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne. www.brunochiefofpolice.com