(From the publisher):
In 1551 Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks. But shortly the swordsman and scholar discovers that the greatest threat to the Knights lies within their own ranks, where various factions vie secretly for mastery. In a narrative that sweeps from pitched battle beneath the walls of Tripoli to a duel in the cathedral of Edinburgh, Lymond tries to unravel the plots of an enemy who is as subtle as he is savage, and and whose piety conceals an absolute genius for evil.
Original title: The Disorderly Knights
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Renaissance