Explains how the catholic church used the knights templar during the crusades for repossessing the holy land (Jerusalem), and then disowned and persecuted them.
Speculates that Jesus was sentenced to death by Romans rather than the Jews, that he survived, that his family (wife and children!), if not himself, escaped to Southern France (Languedoc region).
Suggests that the Knights Templar may have protected the holy family there (maybe even blackmailed the catholic church), and that a hidden reason for the war waged there by Rome was to annihilate the holy family in order to strengthen the position of the Catholic Church.
Suggests that descendants of Jesus have managed to survive to this day.
Paperback, 614 pages
Published July 10, 1996 by Arrow.