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The Priest's Secret - Book 2 of the TOMB, the TEMPLE, the TREASURE

After surviving the trap filled catacombs below Rosslyn Chapel and the two assassins sent below to kill him, Ben travels to France to join forces with Jon Creed. His grandfather was the Abbé Rivière, the priest who heard Saunière’s death bed confession. Though what he heard shocked him, he believed it to important to be lost to time and so he recorded Saunière's confessed secrets in a journal.

It soon becomes apparent others are after the Tomb's artefacts and are prepared to do anything to gain their possession. To safeguard the sacred objects and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, they hatch a dangerous plan to enter the ancient Tomb to remove it's priceless cache of artefacts to a secure location.

The Rex Deus, the mysterious Order of the Compagnie du Saint-Sacrament, the Knights Templar and the Vatican, all converge on the duo to reclaim that which they believe to be rightfully theirs. Intent on revenge for the death of her two brothers in Rosslyn, Raven, a beautiful assassin also seeks out Ben. (See Beginnings) There will bloodshed and death. Not all will survive.

With the help of a German recluse they find living on the edge of the hill leading up to Rennes-le-Château, they unravel the secrets embedded in Nicolas Poussin's painting, the Shepherds of Arcadia. It leads them to venture inside the sacred mountain, Pech Cardou, to discover a long forgotten secret - an ancient temple. Inside they discover something that if revealed could start a third world war and the deaths of many thousands. All must be safeguarded from those who would use it to bring harm to the innocents.

Facing danger at every turn, the thrilling adventure started in book 1 – BEGINNINGS, concludes beneath the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

A story filled with Ancient Crypts, Tombs, an Ancient Temple, Murder, Kidnapping, Atmospheric Locations, Exciting Chases, Daring Escapes and a trip to Jerusalem to enter the Tunnels beneath the Temple Mount, concludes the thrilling story started in Beginnings.

Includes flashbacks to the life and times of Bérenger Saunière, the priest of Rennes-Le-Château. Which includes: Saunière's arrival in Rennes-le-Château, discovery of a secret during his Mary Magdalene church renovations - Saunière's relationship with Marie Dénarnaud -  discovery of a Tomb - the church crypt - the steps leading up to the death of the priest, Antoine Gélis - Saunière's Death.

Together, Beginnings and The Priest's Secret, are an exciting archaeological thriller spanning more than 2000 years. Beginning with the construction of Solomon's Temple, the Fall of Jerusalem, the creation of the Copper Scrolls and the forming of the Knights Templar and their mysterious tunnelling under the Temple Mount. The story then takes us into the trap-riddled catacombs beneath Rosslyn Chapel, on to Rennes-le-Château, into the ancient Tomb full of secrets and beyond.

Tag line: Not all will survive

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The Priest's Secret - Book 2 of the TOMB, the TEMPLE, the TREASURE

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