The Red Cross of Gold series of adventure novels follows the adventures and misadventures of the Chevalier du Morte, Assassin and Alchemist, poor Knight of Solomon's Temple, Mark Andrew Ramsay. He is the son of a minor Scottish nobleman sent off to join the Crusades just before the fall of Jerusalem in 1187. After joining the Templars, he finds himself swept into an epic adventure when he is offered membership in the Oder's clandestine order within the order as a member of the Red Cross of Gold Immortal Council of Twelve. As a semi-immortal Knight of the Temple, he survives not only the crusades, but the inquisition and exile of the Templar Order during their demise in the fourteenth century.
The first book in the series, Book I:. the Knight of Death, begins at the end of the twentieth century when poor Mark Andrew is already 837 years old. He sets out on a routine assassin's mission to central Texas where he runs afoul of a rival order who is after the secret of immortality. While suffering a bout of temporary amnesia brought about by a brutal ambush and assault by members of the rival order, he forgets who and what he is and why he is in central Texas and falls in love with one of his abductors. The other members of the Council of Twelve believe that he has deserted the order and must be brought home, dead or alive. As he struggles to regain his memory before his captors murder him for secrets he does not know he possesses, his Brothers of the Order come after him and he has to fend them off as well. He must fight for his life, his love and his lost memories when mayhem piles upon mishap and the outcome is nothing short of magick.