For all fans of the Indiana Jones movies and the Dan Brown conspiracy thrillers comes C. M. Palov's brand new page-turning adventure The Templar's Secret which will take you on a breathless ride all over the globe and to a dark secret at the very heart of Christianity. A long lost gospel - the Evangelium Gaspar - holds the truth about Jesus of Nazareth and whoever possesses it will wield unlimited power . . . The death of the pope triggers a plot to seize the papacy. A shadowy conspirator and members of Santa Muerte, a satanic brotherhood, seek a lost gospel which holds a devastating truth about the Christain faith, which they will use it to blackmail the Vatican. But first they have to secure it . . . Cædmon Aisquith, Templar expert and former MI5 operative, receives an ominous ransom demand: find the Evangelium Gaspar or your kidnapped daughter will be killed. Racing against time, he must solve a series of clues involving esoteric symbols and artfully encoded riddles. All the while staying one step ahead of the bloodthirsty Santa Muerte. From India to Spain, and finally to a Merovingian church in the heart of Paris, Cædmon hunts the most explosive secret of all - a two-thousand-year-old cover-up that will forever change the course of history. With her previous novels, Stones of Fire, The Templar's Code and The Templar's Quest, Chloe Palov has fast established a huge readership of fans of the classic conspiracy thriller - The Templar's Secret is her most ambitious thriller yet. 'Heart-stopping suspense, ancient mysteries and rollercoaster action ... a book that will have you cheering as you read' James Rollins 'The story crackles with tension and imagination from the first to the last page . . . intrigue, treachery, history and a wealth of secrets. Super' Steve Berry C. M. Palov graduated from George Mason University with a degree in art history. The author's résumé includes working as a museum guide, teaching English in Seoul, Korea and managing a bookshop. Twin interests in art and arcana inspired the author to write esoteric thrillers. C. M. Palov lives in West Virginia.