Authors: Iain Allen
1565: An overwhelming force sent by the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, bears down upon the tiny island of Malta, home to the Order of the Knights of St John – the last remaining bastion of Crusaderdom. Grand Master la Valette prepares the island for a heroic defence, unaware of divisions within his own ranks, for past military orders now faded into history, led by the Knights Templars, are determined to restore themselves to former glories.
One man stands in their way – Richard Carlyle, a knight sent to Malta by the English Crown to recover the legendary treasure of the Templars.
As the bloody siege unfolds in the island’s fierce summer heat, Carlyle finds himself embroiled in a plot beyond his wildest imaginings as he struggles for survival with friend and enemy alike under Malta’s shadow of death.