There once was a sacred Order of Knights who put the fear of God into their Muslim enemy. They were not the Knights Templar, but they did hold secrets and they were deeply involved in the world of the occult; they were the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. They exist to this day and indeed they even hold a seat in the United Nations, but their past is a remarkable tale of battles against the Ottoman Empire and intrigue in a sinister world of alchemy. This is the story of the Knights of Malta and one of their superstar Grand Masters. This is a tale that equals that of the Templars and in many ways reveals more about the secrets of the medieval world.