Was Columbus using ancient Knights Templar sailing charts when crossing
the Atlantic? If so, what his true mission? Top Vatican officials, it
turns out, have been wondering the same thing: An archbishop implicated
in the assassination of Pope John Paul I spent years searching the
Catskill Mountains for Templar treasures relating to these charts,
apparently relying on a coded treasure map carved on the blade of a
mysterious swagger stick sword. The Swagger Sword, a modern-day thriller
based on actual sites and artifacts, is book #8 in David S. Brody’s
“Templars in America” series.
Author David Brody will talk about his latest novel and the historical research
that inspired it. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
David S. Brody is a Boston Globe bestselling fiction writer and author of 11 novels. His children call him a "rock nerd" because of the time he spends studying ancient stone structures which he believes evidence pre-Columbus exploration of America. A graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown Law School, he has appeared as a guest expert on documentaries airing on History Channel, Travel Channel, PBS and Discovery Channel. He resides in Westford, MA with his wife, sculptor Kimberly Scott, and two daughters.