Knights of the Black & White, Jack Whyte
It is 1088 and young knight Hugh de Payens joins the Order, an ancient society wretched in secrecy whose alliances unite France's most prominent families in a bond more sacred than even their loyalty to king and country.
Soon Hugh is hurled into the nightmarish world of the First Crusade, but the blood-soaked brutality he witnesses there rebels him. He resolves to remain in the Holy Land but dedicate the rest of his life to God, not war, forming an order of monks committed to protecting pilgrims on the road to Jerusalem.
But the Order has not forgotten Hugh, and charges him and his brother Knights with a near-impossible task: to find and bring home the lost treasure of the Order. There's just one problem. The treasure contains revelations so dangerous it could destroy the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the mighty Catholic Church itself...
Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Slight wear to the book cover. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.Author: Jack Whyte