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Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, August 2019

Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure:
Secret Diaries, Coded Maps, and the Knights of the Golden Circle
By Daniel J. Duke

Destiny Books
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
2019, 160 pages, 6 x 9, US $16.99
54 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-62055-820-1

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

All of us are familiar with Jesse James, but author Daniel Duke, who just happens to be the legendary outlaw’s great-great grandson, reveals a mind-boggling assortment of unexpected twists and turns to this formerly familiar wild West story that few could have ever imagined. For example, he describes how Jesse James faked his own death and lived out his last years using the name of James L. Courtney. In addition, and this is really where this story begins to resemble the wild, wild West and more, Duke shares how there remain yet to be recovered treasures. Studying clues that the legendary train robber left behind in secret diaries and coded treasure maps, the author ties into this historical scenario clues and secrets of Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, Jewish mysticism – and an esoteric template called the ”Veil” that confirmed locations of recovered Jesse James’ treasures in Texas, and may be clues for others not yet recovered.

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