The Templar Cross, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


"The Templar Cross" is the second in the Paul Christopher's John Holliday series.

Some secrets are too great to bear...Army Ranger Lt.

Col. John 'Doc' Holliday is teaching at West Point when he receives desperate news.

His niece Peggy has been kidnapped while joining an ancient tomb excavation in Egypt.

Holliday immediately sets out to locate and rescue her.

But Peggy's captors belong to the Brotherhood of the Temple of Isis - murderous fanatics who worship a dead god.

A trail of clues sends Holliday deep into Africa and into the heart of a conspiracy involving an ancient Egyptian legend and the darkest secrets of the Order of Templar Knights.

Secrets that, once uncovered, are a death warrant..."The Templar Cross" by Paul Christopher is the second instalment in the historical thriller series following John Holliday on his quest to uncover the secrets of the ancient Templar Order.

Subsequent titles include "The Templar Conspiracy", "Lost City of the Templars" and "Valley of the Templars".

Paul Christopher is the pseudonym of a bestselling US novelist who lives in the Great Lakes region.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780241951187



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I wish I had noted who had recommended this one and studiously avoid their recommendations in future. This is a series I will be avoiding in future. There's not enough plot and too much research lumped onto the page. The authors biases are evident, apparently Canada is evil, no-one from Israel would understand a territorial dispute or religious war, the Roman Catholic Church is evil incarnate, a foreign person with limited english is to be mocked and those are just the snippets I remember. Lt Col. John 'Doc' Holliday is finishing up at West Point having retired when his friend Rafi Wanounou turns up at his house, his niece Peggy is missing and they set of to the middle east to rescue her.The author inserts just wound me up the wrong way, the Amerocentrism is making this hard for me to read and the plot is grinding away without engaging me. I have read 3 of the books and have no real care for any of the characters, I'm giving up on this series for the near future.

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Now, compared to Book 1: 'The Sword Of The Templars' (which I reviewed as something I could not get into), this is a good read. Brilliant thrust-and-parry strategies in the plot and which keeps the reader engaged and quick on the page-turn.

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