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The Books of William Speir
The Fiction of  William Speir

THE KNIGHTS OF THE SALTIRE SERIES 

Copyright 2017. Author William Speir. All rights reserved.

 

The Complete Knights of the Saltire Series published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.

Described as "Mission Impossible meets the Knights Templar," The Knights of the Saltire Series is set in modern times about a secret society that was formed to help preserve justice and freedom.  The Order of the Saltire sees it as its duty to identify where justice and freedom are in peril or under attack; and to take action where possible to help restore justice and freedom to those who have lost it.  Rather than acting as vigilantes, extracting justice according to their own code, the Knights of the Saltire act as an extension of the justice system, secretly helping law enforcement bring criminals to justice without revealing the existence of the Order.

 

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Book 1 - The Knights of the Saltire.

In a world filled with injustice, there are some willing to commit everything so justice will prevail.  Just like the knights of old, the modern-day Knights of the Order of the Saltire are pledged to help preserve freedom and justice for others.  But what happens when the Order becomes targeted by a major crime syndicate bent on its destruction? 

Tom Anderson yearns to be part of something bigger than himself.  Once out of the military, he is recruited into the Order, a secret society formed to help preserve justice and freedom.  The Order acts as an extension of the justice system, secretly helping law enforcement bring criminals to justice without revealing the existence of the Order.  But when a leader of the crime syndicate becomes aware of the existence of the Order, Tom and his fellow Knights find themselves in a fight for survival against a criminal bent on revenge. 

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Book 2 - The Crusaders of the Saltire.

The nation is in lockdown after several terrorist attacks.  The Knights of the Order of the Saltire stands against the forces attempting to push aside the civil government once and for all.  Against the backdrop of this crisis, an unexpected romance develops between two people caught up in the web of terrorism and political intrigue. 

Tom Anderson and the Knights of the Order of the Saltire are caught off guard by events taking place all around them.  There has been an assassination, there have been several terrorist attacks around the country, people are disappearing, and a team of Knights has been captured by government agents and taken to an undisclosed location.  Tom becomes aware that officials inside the government are using techniques perfected by Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia to commit illegal acts against American citizens.  The Order must take a stand, but what can they do to restore justice and freedom?  As the crisis intensifies, Tom and fellow Knight Emily McCafferty fall in love with each other.  In a battle beneath the Capitol building, their love is put to the test as they fight those attempting to take control of the government. 

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Book 3 - The Protectors of the Saltire.

The forces who attempted to push aside the government are still at large and planning a return to power.  There is conflict within the Order as to how to handle these fugitives, which threatens to split the Order apart.  The fugitives make their move, and the Knights of the Order of the Saltire must come together to stop the fugitives once and for all. 

Tom Anderson and the Knights of the Order of the Saltire are facing a crisis.  The country is safe, and freedom and justice have been restored.  A few remaining members of the forces who attempted to overthrow the civil government are still at large, but there is disagreement within the Order as to how to handle these fugitives.  When a Knight takes on the role of vigilante, extracting revenge for the death of his sister by killing one of the fugitives, Tom must help his fellow Knights decide if they will follow the rules of the Order, or if the Order will be disbanded!  When the fugitives attempt a return to power, the Knights must put aside their differences and fight to stop the fugitives before freedom and justice are lost again and replaced with tyranny! 

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Book 4 – The Lost Knights.

Members of The Order of the Saltire in Europe are captured, but who took them and why?  The Order discovers an enemy that has existed for almost two thousand years, creating and supplying conflicts for profit.  This enemy has a plan to engulf all of Europe in a terrible war, pitting neighbor against neighbor.  Can the Order stop the enemy’s plan before millions of innocent lives are lost? 

Tom Anderson and the Knights of the Order of the Saltire stumble on a plot to plunge Europe into a winless war.  “Il Nona,” a two thousand year old organization that rose from the ashes of the 9th Roman Legion, is arming Europeans and their immigrant neighbors, hoping that, once conflict starts, there will be a steady demand for arms and military services.  Tom is captured and taken to Il Nona’s headquarters.  Can Tom find a way to stop Il Nona’s plans and help the Knights in Europe work together before Il Nona unleashes a storm of bloodshed and death that won’t stop until Europe lies in ruins? 

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Book 5 – The Knight’s Crucible.

Il Nona was hurt, but not destroyed.  When Il Nona escapes from Europe and relocates to South America, the Order of the Saltire must find the enemy and discover its plans.  Members of the Order traveling in South America find themselves trapped in the middle of a revolution being led by Il Nona – cut off from the airport and all communications with the outside world. 

Il Nona is in hiding across Europe.  Everywhere they go, the authorities are waiting for them.  Il Nona’s new leader is faced with having to disband, but an unexpected business offer breathes new life into the organization – and a change of scenery.  For Tom Anderson and the Knights of the Saltire, Il Nona’s sudden disappearance is a cause for concern.  Knights all over the world are looking for Il Nona, but to no avail.  Tom and several of the officers of the Order travel to South America to meet with new members of the Order.  But Il Nona is also in South America, helping rebels overthrow the government of their country.  Tom and the officers become trapped when the rebels overrun the capitol, and they must decide if they will hide until the revolution is over, or if they will fight back against their old enemy. 

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Book 6 – The Knights Victorious.

Trapped in South America, members of The Order of the Saltire watch as the democratically-elected government is overrun by Il Nona and the rebel army.  The members of the Order see an opportunity to help defeat Il Nona and end the revolution before more governments in the region fall.  In the final showdown between the Order and Il Nona, only one can survive. 

Il Nona and the rebels have seized all of the population centers, blocked all communications, and taken control of the government.  Tom Anderson and the officers of the Order of the Saltire, working with the local Knights of the Order, fight back.  On the eve of Il Nona’s victory, Tom and the Knights launch several operations to restore communications, rescue the President and his cabinet, and alert the world about Il Nona’s presence in South America.  As the rebels’ plans begin to unravel, Tom and the Knights must risk their lives to defeat Il Nona once and for all.  But can a handful of Knights defeat an enemy that’s almost four thousand strong?  Is Tom leading his Knights to their greatest victory, or to certain death? 

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Book 7 – Legacy of the Grand Master.

The granddaughter of the founder and first Grand Master of the Order of the Saltire learns her family’s greatest secret.  She is given a choice and a challenge: walk away from the Order and what it represents; or follow her destiny, join the Order, and fulfill her family’s legacy.  When she makes her choice, her life is changed forever. 

Jamie Anderson, Tom Anderson’s daughter, has grown up thinking that her family was perfectly normal – until one day when her grandfather pulls her aside and tells her about her family’s involvement with the Order of the Saltire.  The Order is her family’s legacy, and Jamie must decide whether or not she will follow in her family’s footsteps.  When she decides to follow her destiny and join the Order, she soon finds herself in the middle of a web of intrigue, murder, corruption, and a plot aimed at destabilizing the nation’s economy.  Will she be able to fulfill her destiny with the weight of her grandfather’s legacy on her shoulders?

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