The opening sequence quickly sets the scene. George Stobbart, a young American visitor to Paris is seated at a pavement table outside a cafe, relaxing with his coffee, when WHAM! -- some clown blows the place up, killing the mysterious Monsieur Plantard. (Methinks the writers have been reading The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail). From that moment George's fate is sealed and he resolves to track down the culprit not knowing, at that stage, that he is about to embark on a quest that will take him from the sewers of Paris to Ireland, Spain, Syria and Scotland before the mystery is solved. Along the way he will learn about the Knights Templar and their fabled treasure and meet many characters who will help or hinder or, maybe, even try to kill him. He may even find romance, if he ever rids himself of that clown's nose.