The Thirteenth Apostle

Read an intriguing article about the Knights Templar today which put me in mind of the book I just finished reading: The Thirteenth Apostle by Michel Benoit.

The book is a decent thriller, with overtones of The Da Vinci Code, and alludes to conspiratorial (and at times morally dubious) behaviour by high-ranking members of the Catholic Church. It also plays on the history of the Knights Templar and the manner in which they were disposed of by the Church during the early part of the 14th century. As if that wasn’t enough, the author adds to his weave by including strands involving a secret society within the Vatican, a Jewish spy, a Muslim assassin, and also placing a question mark over the deity of Jesus. All of which makes for entertaining reading when riding the bus too and from work.

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