The Sword of the Templar is Paul Christopher's dazzling first instalment in the new templar series. The deadliest weapon is the truth After a life on the front lines, Army Ranger John Holliday is now teaching at West Point Military Academy. But when his uncle passes away, Holliday discovers a medieval sword among his things - sinisterly wrapped in Adolf Hitler's personal battle standard. Then someone viciously burns down his uncle's house and Holliday's secret fears about the mysterious sword ring alarmingly true. Holliday must delve into the past and piece together the puzzle that was his uncle's life - his involvement with the enigmatic warriors known as the Knight's Templar. But his search for answers soon becomes a race against a ruthless and cunning opponent, willing to die for their cause. Can Holliday live long enough to reveal the treacherous but critical truth? The Sword of the Templars by Paul Christopher is the first 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 Cross and 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.