A Swiss banker is found murdered, the latest in a string of murders whose victims had connections to the Vatican. Their killers: a secret society whose members include some of the most influential men on the planet. They are the inheritors of the Knights Templar: an ancient brotherhood of warrior monks who once fought for the preservation of the Church in dangerous times. But in whose name do they act now?
Back in Rome the Vatican Police make a chilling discovery. All of the victims have one thing in common. And the Camerlengo’s great-niece is their next target.
When Swiss Guard Mikael (Mike) Frei is sent to St. Gallen to act as temporary bodyguard for Gabrielle Leoni, daughter of the murdered banker and great-niece of the Camerlengo, he is completely unprepared for what awaits him. Mike and Gabrielle fail to take to one another but following the discovery of a 14th century diary left behind by Gabrielle’s father which provides a dramatic insight into the cause of recent deaths, both of their lives are endangered.
A disturbing trail is emerging and an explosive secret is waiting to be discovered: a secret someone wants to remain hidden. With Gabrielle intent on discovering the truth behind her father’s murder, Frei’s position is compromised, forcing him to embark on a dangerous mission across Europe and the Atlantic to ensure Gabrielle’s safety and in doing so attempt to uncover the identity of the murderers before they strike again. Something serious is about to happen…
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