For more than eight hundred years, two secret societies have been engaged in a deadly, secret war. Since the time of the Crusades, the Order of ... Show synopsis For more than eight hundred years, two secret societies have been engaged in a deadly, secret war. Since the time of the Crusades, the Order of Gnostic Observatines, a sect founded by followers of St Francis of Assisi, have preserved some ancient documents, protecting them from their sworn enemies, The Knights of St. Clement, a sect founded and sponsored by the Papacy. Among the cache is a long-lost testament attributed to Christ, which, if made public, would shake Christianity to its very foundations, destroying it in the process. When his father dies in mysterious circumstances, 'Bravo' Shaw discovers that his father was a high-ranking member of the Order - the last Keeper of the Testament - and he is his father's chosen successor. An accomplished medieval scholar and cryptanalyst, he must follow the trail of clues left behind by his father, to find the documents' hiding place. But the Knights' assassins are already on his trail, and they will stop at nothing to obtain the documents for themselves. From New York to Paris, Venice and beyond, the race is on for the greatest prize of all time...the Testament.