The Heretic (The Templar Chronicles #1) by Joe Nassise
Approx. 65,700 words.
Published on March 7, 2010.
Centuries after the Knights Templar were presumed destroyed at the hands of King Phillip and Pope Clement V, the Order resurfaces as a secret military arm of the Vatican, charged with defending mankind from supernatural threats and enemies.
When Templar commanderies come under attack, it is up to Knight Commander Cade Williams and his Echo Team to determine who is behind the attacks and why.