This is the first book in the Cotton Malone series and in my opinion, it was a home run! Once again, Steve Berry has not disappointed. The Templar Legacy is about the Knights Templar and the speculation (and facts) behind their history, the reason they were so powerful and a lot of info about their treasures and the hunt that others go through to find them. I adore the way that Berry intertwines history and fiction and then at the end of the book he actually tells you what is fact, where he found it and what he thinks of it. Absolutely amazing. I can't wait to dig my teeth into the next Cotton book. If you are a Dan Brown fan, you positively have to read Steve Berry - same premise, but differing styles of writing and both are amazing!