Philips Sinclair is given a letter from his recently deceased grandmother which tells him he is the direct descendent of Phillipe de Saint Claire, one of the four perfecti who escaped from the castle of Montsegur with the treasure of the Cathars strapped to their backs.
The recently discovered journal of Phillipe reveals how he walled up the treasure in a shallow cave in the lowest cellar in the remote castle of le Bezu in the Languedoc region of France.
The archaeologist Jacqueline Blontard and Philip believe they have found the hiding place but, with a violent rush and rumble, the whole wall gives way and disappears with its contents into the void below.
They are trapped in the treasure room by the leader of La Force Marseillaise. The man raises his gun slowly until it s no more than three inches from Philips face. The first bullet is aimed at his right jaw and cheek to cause the maximum pain before he dies. Then the shot explodes across the room.
What will millions of people think if Philip is exposed as the direct first-born descendent of Jesus?
Discover the incredible story behind the Secret of the Cathars.