“It has served us well, this myth of Christ.” —Pope Leo X, sixteenth century
In a hail of fire and flashing swords, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar
opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others
escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by
the order’s dying grand master. The ship vanishes without a trace.
In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar
Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of
the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the black-tie opening of a
Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the
horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize.
Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror
as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in particular, a
strange geared device. He utters a few cryptic Latin words as he takes
hold of it with reverence before leading the horsemen out and
disappearing into the night.
In the aftermath, an FBI
investigation is led by antiterrorist specialist Sean Reilly. Soon, he
and Tess are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading
Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with
ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the
lost secret of the Templars. Download and start listening now!