Quest Of The New Templars


By Andrew McDermott

Quest of The New Templars, Book 1 - Resurrection by Andrew McDermott.

Jack Molay is a direct descendant of Jacques de Molay, the last known Grandmaster of the Knights Templar. In 2144, Molay launches Quest, a live weekly-broadcast game show that chronicles a planet-to-planet tournament between six super-humans, known as The Galactic Knights.

Rumours that Molay is the custodian of the Knights Templar intensify when it is revealed that the propulsion system for 

Excalibur, Molay’s starship, is actually the lost Ark of the Covenant. The maligned tycoon falls under investigation and is accused of having a secret agenda: to create a new super breed of Templars.

Quest becomes the top-ranked TV show of all time and The Galactic Knights skyrocket to fame. This pinnacle of acclaim is suddenly marred, however, when one of the knights takes a fatal fall. Circumstances surrounding the loss of the knight are suspect and soon it becomes apparent that the fall was no accident.

The Intergalactic Bureau of Investigation is brought in when attempts are made on the lives of the remaining knights. With the realisation that the mastermind behind the killings has to be either one of the knights or Jack Molay himself, the investigation soon manifests into a classic who-done-it.

Murder inQuest is the first in the series of books featuring Jack Molay and his Galactic Knights. Could the clues hidden within the futuristic narrative eventually reveal the real quest?

Will the Knights Templar rise once more?


Ever since The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, introduced us to the systemic power of The Knights Templar, I have lamented the vacuum left behind as they vanished from the globe in recent literature.

Not any more…the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay himself, is re-incarnated in Andrew McDermott’s riveting first book of a promised series, Quest of The New Templars.

Here his progeny Jack Molay, reappears with a QUEST involving a planet-to-planet tournament between six chosen Galactic Knights.

The story is set a century from the present which makes all the intrigue and planning that has gone into the setting, the plot and characterisation of this novel even more believable. Magnificently crafted by this skilled writer, the events are trickle-fed to the reader in such a way that it is impossible to put the book down.

The Knights Templar are back and it seems that with McDermott’s Galactic Knights, they are here to stay, because Resurrection is just the beginning!

Author Davide A Cottone.
(M.A. Applied Linguistics, B.Ed., Dip.Teach., Cert Ed.TESL.)


Quest of The New Templars, Book 1 - Resurrection by Andrew McDermott.

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