Thief on the Cross: Templar Secrets in America

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David S. Brody is a Boston Globe bestselling fiction writer recently named Boston's "Best Local Author" by the Boston Phoenix newspaper. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown Law School, he is the author of five novels. He is a former Director of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) and is an avid researcher in the subject of pre-Columbian exploration of America who has appeared on numerous television documentaries. He lives in Westford, MA with his wife and two daughters. For more information, please visit

Thief on the Cross: Templar Secrets in America

Templar Secrets in America

Authored by David S Brody

Why would a collector of ancient American artifacts hand over his prized pieces to a historian and then shoot himself in the head? And why does an ancient Templar scroll in his possession refer to Jesus Christ as "The Thief on the Cross?"

The answer places historian Cameron Thorne at the dangerous intersection of secret American history and modern geopolitical intrigue. Following clues contained in ancient American artifacts and medieval European masterpieces, Cameron and his fiancée Amanda Spencer race to uncover the true secrets of early Christianity before a splinter group of Mormon zealots silences them forever.

Just as they did in Cabal of the Westford Knight, Cameron and Amanda discover, examine and interpret ancient artifacts and legends scattered throughout North America that reveal a history of European exploration long before Columbus. But how do the Burrows Cave stone carvings, the Bat Creek Stone, the Prince Madoc legend, the Book of Mormon and the Mandan tribe of "White Indians" relate to the medieval Templars? Only when they learn about the head of Baphomet and examine Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Virgin on the Rocks do the pieces finally begin to fit together.

What they learn shocks them. And may get them killed.

This stand-alone novel is part of the "Templars in America" series.

WARNING: Not recommended for readers with strong Christian or other religious beliefs.

Publication Date:
0982073275 / 9780982073278
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Alternative History

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