The Templars' Last Secret

  • by Martin Walker
  • Narrated by Robert Ian Mackenzie
  • 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bruno, the beloved chief of police in the idyllic French town of St. Denis, is back! This time a mysterious death brings ancient secrets to light, and it's up to our hero - and favorite gourmand - to connect the tangled threads of past and present.
When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff above: the Chateau de Commarque, a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold that, along with the labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it, continues to draw the interest of scholars. With the help of Amelie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance, the discovery of which could have dramatic repercussions throughout the Middle East - not to mention in St. Denis. And the woman's ties to Islamic terrorists can only heighten the pressure on Bruno to unravel the centuries-old mystery. Meanwhile, an old flame of Bruno's is assigned to work with him on the case, and the two find time, naturellement, to enjoy the supreme pleasures of the wine, food, and beauty of the Dordogne.

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Least favorite book in the series

Felt very rough, unpolished, written by a much less skilled author. Did not enjoy it.
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- Amazon Customer

Dordogne Travelogue

Wonderful description of the Dordogne - which I love - with some interesting medieval and Templar history thrown in. Bruno, the police chief, is leading the life anyone would want. He spends most of his time riding his horse, Hector, driving around with his dog, Balzac, and puttering in his garden growing the vegetables he uses in his gourmet kitchen. Fortunately, he squeezes in enough cop time to resolve an interesting - but slow moving - mystery.
I am curious, though, why a guy with a British accent is narrating a book that takes place entirely in France.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books