The Babylon Rite by Tom Knox
A Novel

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What terrible secret has driven the world’s foremost historian of the Knights Templar to kill himself?
Journalist Adam Blackwood has just been handed the story of a lifetime: something is hidden in the famous Knights Templar chapel of Rosslyn that could unlock the greatest mystery of the medieval Templars—until the one man who could decipher the final clue commits a grotesque suicide. Adam sets out to learn why.
In Peru, anthropologist Jess Silverton is researching the remnants of the Moche, a bloodthirsty, sexually voracious, lost Stone Age civilization. Amid the toxic turmoil of local gangs and corrupt politicians, her dogged pursuit for answers will lead Jess to cross paths with Adam as they unearth the ancient secret that enthralled the conquistadors, horrified the Church, and is threatening to reemerge—with catastrophic consequences.

About Tom Knox

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TOM KNOX is the pseudonym for the English journalist and writer Sean Thomas. He lives in London.
Published May 2, 2013 by Plume. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Knox’s greatest strength is coming up with original anthropological mysteries; his greatest weakness is stopping the action so his characters can expound at length—as shown in this intriguing science

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Adam Blackwood interviews Archibald McClintock, the world's most famous Templar historian, at Rosslyn Chapel in Edinburgh, but the conversation is odd. The historian seems to refute all he has ever said about the Templars. Minutes later McClintock's speeding car crashes into a stone wall. By all ...

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