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Shadow of the Templar by M. Chandler


Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he’s already the leader of his own special ops team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it’s true, but under Simon’s inspired leadership they’re a force to be reckoned with, a team with an unparalleled success rate, a team with an almost unblemished record—until now.

Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he’s already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him—until now.


May the best man win.

Note: Shadow of the Templar contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.

A complete series

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Listed: Oct 5, 2008


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Buttery goodness

By Sonja Nitschke, editor

Oct 26, 2008: This is a popcorn novel. Not a lot of substance, but deliciously entertaining.

The prose is to the point, the banter is enjoyable (and I laughed a few times, I think), and it’s just a lot of fun. I’ve only read the first two parts (I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but it really is), and I’ll probably end up reading more when I find the time.

I’m not really one for crime/fbi/action novels, but I think this is an exception.

Take the time to check it out.

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The end

By Ilfe, member

Dec 28, 2008: I finished reading the fourth and last book yesterday, and it made me sad. I had that after book dip that you get when you finish a book that really pulls you in. I felt a bit lost and didn’t quite know what to do. There are quite a few reviews already, that talk about the story, so I won’t do that. The fourth book is definitely better than the first, but the writing is fast and draws in from the first chapter. The fourth book also neatly ties [more . . .]

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Like melted dark chocolate…

By Hachi, member

Dec 16, 2008:  . . . liberally mixed with copious amounts of coffee, beer, explosives, and inappropriate humor. Something for everyone.

Like Seth up there, I registered purely for the purpose of reviewing Shadow of the Templar. That ought to say something.

As near as I can see, this story is flawless. Perfectly paced, heart-racing action interspersed with ironic innuendo and snort-carbonated-beverage-through-nose laughs all make it a fantastic, hilarious, fun, comfortable (and yes, slightly guilty) read.

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Oh, by all means, do read this.

By MikaStone, member

Oct 12, 2008: I spent twenty-four hours reading this (so far three-book) series, and I mean literally. I started reading at around 7 pm friday and kept reading until 10 pm saturday. (I actually slept sometime around 6 am saturday, so it does work out.)

It was utterly worth it. I don’t usually read this kind of book- normally the mention of FBI would be enough to make me put it down, but I discovered gay love is so much more thrilling if both [more . . .]

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