The Protocol (A James Acton Thriller, Book #1) by J. Robert Kennedy
Approx. 78,730 words.
Published on September 14, 2011.
For two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America. Descendent from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.