Almost two hundred years since the Crusader armies took Jerusalem, it is the turn of the Saracen to seek revenge and send an overwhelming force against the last Christian enclave in the Holy Land: Acre. All will be tested and all may perish. For this is the endgame. No quarter will be given and no mercy shown. William of Beaujeu, Grand Master of the Templars, will stop at little to secure the city. Deserted by the pope and the princes of Europe, Acre seems to face annihilation - but perhaps something can still be salvaged from perdition . . .