Sean Reilly & Tess Chaykin Books

Sean Reilly & Tess Chaykin are fictional characters in a series of novels written by Lebanese-American novelist, Raymond Khoury. The two characters are featured in a series of thriller books titled Templar Series. Chaykin is depicted as an archeologist while Reilly works as an FBI agent. Reilly an Chaykin debuted in the publishing world in 2005 when The Last Templar the first book in Templar series was published.

Order of Templar Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Last Templar 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Templar Salvation 2010 Description / Buy
3 The Devil's Elixir 2011 Description / Buy
4 Rasputin's Shadow 2013 Description / Buy
5 The End Game 2014 Description / Buy
Print: Print PDF


The Last Templar, the first book in Templar Series, was optioned for adaptation into a graphic novel by Dargaud, a French graphic novel publisher.

Subsequently, the same title was adapted into a four-hour Canadian miniseries which premiered on 25th and 26th January 2009 in the United States. The series stars popular movie stars such as Victor Garber, Mira Sorvino, Kenneth Welsh, Anthony Lemke and Scott Foley.

However, there are significant notable differences between the movie adaptation and the novel itself. For instance, in the film, Tess is seen pursuing the Templars on a police horse while in the book she did not but instead hid with everyone. In the book, Vance was hostile to Tess while in the film adaptation he is presented as a friend of Tess. The movies received negative critics in Turkey for misrepresenting the geo of Turkey.


These are two best books in Templar series by Raymond Khoury, The Last Templar (2006) and The End Game (2014).

The Last Templar: The first book in Templar series is set during AD 1291 after the fall of Acre. A small group of Knights Templar leaves the city, but their ship encounters storms in the deep waters, gets damaged and sinks. One of the knights is severely wounded during the event and dies upon reaching the land and after hiding a small pouch on a gravestone. He commands the surviving members of the ship’s crew deliver an encrypted letter to the Head of the Templars.

The remaining Knight arrives in Paris in 1314, just in time to witness the Grand Master being burned after denying giving information about the whereabouts of the Templars treasure. The last Knight dedicates himself into maintaining the legend of the Templar’s threat to the Catholic Church.

The Last Templar is an enthralling and an excellent read. Khoury is a master at creating characters and plot twists that keep the readers engaged. He has offered the readers a masterpiece historical fiction surrounding the mystery of final days of the Knights Templar and the resting place of the Holy Grail.

The characters are likable and believable. Just like anyone, they have their flaws but are valiant. On the other hand, the antagonists are the underworld types who thrive on destruction, carnage, and the accumulation of wealth.

The End Game: Distinguished scientist Doctor Ralph is slow withering- and he knows that this is the right time to reveal the truth finally. For years he has kept a dark secret, so dark such that if let out, it would result in deadly consequences. Despite this, there are powerful and villainous men who are after him and will stop at nothing to silence him.

Then there is Reilly, an FBI Special agent with an agenda of his own. For months now, he has been on the hunt for the man who once kidnapped and brainwashed his 10-year old child. However, that man proves not to be an easy target- he is a highly protect CIA operative with no name, and no identity. However, nothing is going to stop Reilly from getting justice served- even if he has to break the law, he will ensure he brings the man to justice.

As the stakes keep on rising, Reilly finds himself framed for a murder he did not commit which forces him to work covertly to find the truth and also protect those he loves most. In the meantime- Reilly is being monitored, as he is getting too close to unraveling a secret that would shake the country to the core and a conspiracy that involves the highest ranks of power.


If you like Templar series, then you will enjoy reading the following novel series. “Tom Kirk” Series by James Twinning, featuring an international art thief, Tom Kirk as the main character.

You will also like the “Payne & Jones” series by Chris Kuzneski. The series focuses on the adventures of two retired members of the MANIACs- a Special Forces unit in the United States military.

What Is The Next Book in The Templar Series?

There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Templar Series. The newest book is The End Game and was released on November, 6th 2014.