Order of Thaddeus
The Separation of Church and State. The Authentic Faith. Never More At Risk.
Ex-Ranger-turned-professor Silas Grey is at an all-time low. His career is in jeopardy, the woman he cares about is in the hospital, and there’s a presidential election tearing the country apart. So when a former classmate shows up with a mysterious medallion with ancient markings of conflicting origin, he knows trouble is on the horizon.
He also knows exactly whom to call: the ancient religious Order of Thaddeus, protector of the Christian faith stretching back two millennia. But when the election takes a remarkably dramatic turn, it becomes apparent that a dark menace threatens not only America, but also the Church. And the mystery medallion is revealed to be part of a more explosive conspiracy stretching back to the early decades of America’s founding.
Silas and the Order’s SEPIO operatives embark on a timely mission ripped from the headlines to protect the integrity of the authentic Church. Not only that, whether they succeed or fail will have national ramifications as the country straddles the knife-edge separation of Church and state. In a race against the election clock, will they succeed before that separation is breached and religious confusion floods the nation?
Leveraging the familiar elements of Dan Brown’s religious conspiracy and James Rollin’s special-ops suspense, informed by Steve Berry’s historical insights and Joel Rosenberg’s thrilling inspiration—emerging author J. A. Bouma delivers a gripping political thriller with the fourth book in the groundbreaking archaeological thriller series that will leave you holding your breath at every turn.
Join the fight for the very soul of the Church—and of America’s.
Best Selling Author
J. A. Bouma
J. A. Bouma believes nobody should have to read bad religious fiction—whether its cheesy plots with pat answers or misrepresentations of the Christian faith and the Bible. So he wants to do something about it by telling compelling, propulsive stories that thrill as much as inspire, while offering a dose of insight along the way.
When not putting fingers to keyboard, he loves vintage jazz vinyl, a glass of Malbec, and an epic read—preferably together. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, two kiddos, and rambunctious boxer-pug-terrier.
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The Order of Thaddeus series is a must read. It will not only excite and thrill you but give you something to think about and inspire you.”
★★★★★ Jonathan Barwick, Amazon Review
Available April 09, 2019
Templars Rising is a story of faith and persecution, vengance and martyrdom that leverages the familiar conspiracy suspense of Dan Brown, the special-ops muscle of James Rollins’s Sigma Force novels, and the historical insight of Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series—delivering an explosive religious thriller that abandons Hollywood-style Templar conspiracies for the remarkable historical truth behind the ancient religious order.