The Templar Legion, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


"The Templar Legion" is the fifth John Holliday novel from Paul Christopher.

The hunter becomes the hunted. Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday continues his quest to uncover the mysterious secrets of the ancient Templar Order, an organization renowned for its incredible wealth and hidden power.

He is swept into an adventure as deadly as it is secretive when an archaeologist friend makes a bizarre find in Ethiopia.

But when he follows a trail of clues through the chaotic and lawless horn of Africa, he finds himself hunted by a ruthless foe, as he comes closer and closer to a priceless ancient artefact that can only be found by those who can solve a riddle from the past. His pursuers will stop at nothing..."The Templar Legion" by Paul Christopher is the fifth instalment in the historical thriller series following John Holliday on his quest to uncover the secrets of the ancient Templar Order.

Previous titles include "The Sword of the Templar", "the Templar Cross" and "The Templar Throne".

Subsequent titles include "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: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780718159771



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Read to me like a cross between Wilbur Smith and Dan Brown with the shade of H Rider Haggard lurking in the background. Set in Africa this time, they're hunting Solomon's Mine following previous explorers. At the same time into the country involved there is an attempt to exploit it using a coup, the man in charge is unhinged.There's a certain tinge of "Africa is all corrupt" though Saint-Sylvestre is both scary and efficient. Sometimes it does come across as a bit patronising about the locals. It's an okay read but nothing earth-shattering. I accidentally read this one out of sequence but I don't think it really matters for the plot. Felt a bit lacking, but I can't put a finger on exactly what it is lacking.

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