By Gregg Loomis
Whereas investigating his sister's homicide, a guy discovers a map in a portray that ends up in the long-hidden secrets and techniques of the Knights Templar—secrets which may shatter Christianity.
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Shortly after ex-spy Lang Reilly's sister dies in an explosion in her Paris domestic, a replica of a portray via the 17th-century artist Poussin, which his sister acquired the day ahead of she died and along with a strange Latin inscription, disappears from Lang's domestic. With police and killers on his path, Lang embarks on a trip to Italy to discover the painting's secrets and techniques in addition to its connection to his sister, enlisting the aid of a former co-worker, the German killing-machine Gurt Fuchs. just a little dry excerpts from a medieval account of the Knights of the Temple punctuate the motion, hinting that the secret is extra advanced than Lang can think. The foreign surroundings and fast paced motion grip, and luckily, Loomis's convincing protagonist possesses the intelligence and emotional intensity to hold the reader via a few not going eventualities (e.g., in an airport toilet stall, Lang constructs a faux gun out of candy). although the momentum occasionally lags, every one scene is bright adequate to maintain the reader engaged. a few could locate the book's mystery societies and artwork historical past topics a trifle unoriginal, yet others trying to repeat The Da Vinci Code event could be happy.
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