Lost treasure is the foundation of legends and lore, and the greatest lost treasure of all belonged to the Knights Templar. Now, from the medieval fortified cities of Europe to the holy lands of the Middle East and from a secret pirate island in the Indian ocean to America’s first great cities, renowned underwater explorer Barry Clifford and historian Scott Wolter are unearthing new evidence in an attempt to find hidden links between two of history’s most legendary sects, separated by 500 years: the medieval Knights Templar and 17th century pirates. What they learn may very well alter the course of history and lead them to treasure that’s been buried for centuries.
Barry and Scott learn the meaning behind one of the symbols on the prized metal ingot they believe once belonged to Captain Kidd, leading them one step closer to a Templar-Pirate connection--and finding lost treasure.
Scott gets his hands on a piece of Captain's Kidd's treasure, launching him to Madagascar, where the trail leads him to an ancient Templar fortress that holds valuable clues. Just up the coast, in Pirate Bay, Barry's team team discovers a new shipwreck they believe might be a Templar vessel.
The Templar-Pirate trail leads Scott to the West Coast of India, where he makes an extraordinary find, leading Barry to investigate a tiny island that may conceal the richest Templar treasure of all--the Flaming Cross of Goa.