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Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he's already the leader of his own special ops team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it's true, but under Simon's inspired leadership they're a force to be reckoned with, a team with an unparalleled success rate, a team with an almost unblemished record—until now.
Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he's already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him—until now.
May the best man win.

Book One: The Morning Star

Part One: Codenames Part Two: Compromise Part Three: Coalition
Part Four: Conflict Part Five: Coda


Book Two: Double Down

Prologue Part One: Ch. 1-6 Part Two: Ch. 7-10
Part Three: Ch. 11-13 Part Four: Ch. 14 Part Five: Ch. 15-18
Part Six: Ch. 19-21 Part Seven: Ch. 22-23 Part Eight: Ch. 24-27
Part Nine: Ch. 28-29 Part Ten: Ch. 30-32 Part Eleven: Ch. 33-34


Book Three: With A Bullet

Prologue Part One: Ch. 1-6 Part Two: Ch. 7-11
Part Three: Ch. 12-17 Part Four: Ch. 18-22 Part Five: Ch. 23-36
Part Six: Ch. 37-39 Part Seven: Ch. 40-49 Part Eight: Ch. 50-59
Part Nine: Ch. 60-70 Part Ten: Ch. 71-93 Part Eleven: Ch. 94-96


Book Four: High Fidelity

Part One: Ch. 1-4 Part Two: Ch. 5-9 Part Three: Ch. 10-13
Part Four: Ch. 14-17 Part Five: Ch. 18-20 Part Six: Ch. 21-24
Part Seven: Ch. 25-29 Part Eight: Ch. 30-37 Part Nine: Ch. 38-41
Part Ten: Ch. 42-47 Part Eleven: Ch. 48-50


SotT: The Annotated Editions

for all your blather needs

Short Stories

in chronological order

Mi Papi

Cuckoo's Egg
plus web-exclusive Extended Edition!

Marking Time


(spoilers for The Morning Star)

Lacunae: The Morning Star, Codicil


Coitus Interruptus

Simon Says

(spoilers for With A Bullet)

Lacunae: Double Down, Chapter 5.5

Lacunae: Double Down, Chapter 10.5

Lacunae: Double Down, Chapter 13.5

Thief of Hearts

Lacunae: With A Bullet, Chapter 49.5

(spoilers for Double Down and With A Bullet)

Old Spooks' Club

Lacunae: High Fidelity, Chapter 21.3

Shock To The System, pt. 1

Shock To The System, pt. 2

Shock To The System, pt. 3

Lacunae: High Fidelity, Chapter 50.3

Escort Services

Its Rightful Owner

Prodigal Son

What Happens In Vegas

Come Back To Texas

High-Wire Act

What Comes Naturally

♦ Other Links Of Note

Original Shadow of the Templar Site
with additional content, including artwork and character profiles

Shadow of the Templar Livejournal Community
for discussion, fanstuff, and advance previews of new content