The Last Templar  - Raymond Khoury Archaeologist - check Secret that could topple the church - check secret catholic group out to preserve secret - check chunks of exposition to fill in history - check (but at least this involved debate not preaching) Government agent wrestling with conscience - check no, it's not the Da Vinci Code, it is a lot smoother, but the preaching about how religion is opium to the masses was a bit much. Maybe it's just me that gets irritated with the religion is a cod thing, but authors using books to push their own philosophy often irks.