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Chris Kuzneski - Author

About the Author

Chris Kuzneski is the international bestselling author of numerous thrillers featuring the series characters Payne and Jones. He is now also writing a new series, THE HUNTERS, which has been sold in more than forty countries. Chris currently lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Featured books by Chris Kuzneski

The Forbidden Tomb

The Forbidden Tomb

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

The Hunters are back for an exhilarating new adventure in their quest to recover the lost treasure of the modern world...What will they find this time?

The Einstein Pursuit

The Einstein Pursuit

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Payne and Jones return in this electrifying thriller from internationally bestselling author Chris Kuzneski. A lab destroyed. An explosion in Stockholm claims the lives of an elite collection of scientists. Evidence suggests the blast was designed to eliminate all traces of their research.It's up to Interpol director Nick Dial to uncover the truth about the lab and the attack. A scientist on the run. When Dr Mattias Sahlberg learns of the incident, he knows his life is at risk. He turns to the only men he can trust: ex-Special Forces operatives Jonathon Payne and David Jones. Together, they must save Sahlberg from the unknown forces that want him dead. A miraculous discovery. As Dial's case intertwines with Sahlberg's past, Payne and Jones uncover hidden truths and secret agendas involving the world's greatest minds. But there are some who are desperate to keep such radical advances in the dark and will stop at nothing to have their way. The new adrenaline-charged Payne & Jones adventure from the international bestseller. High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.

Other books by Chris Kuzneski

The Prisoner's Gold (The Hunters 3)

The Prisoner's Gold (The Hunters 3)

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

THE HUNTERS return in their third brilliant novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author Chris Kuzneski, whose writing James Patterson says has 'raw power'. The team are hunting Marco Polo's hidden treasure, but who is on their tail? THE HUNTERS If you seek, they will find... The travels of Marco Polo are known throughout the world. But what if his story isn't complete? What if his greatest adventure has yet to be discovered? Guided by a journal believed to have been dictated by Polo himself, the Hunters set out in search of his final legacy: the mythical treasure gathered during Polo's lifetime of exploration. But as every ancient clue brings them closer to the truth, each new step puts them in increasing danger... Explosive action. Killer characters. Classic Kuzneski.

Prisoner's Gold

Prisoner's Gold

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2015

The Plantation

The Plantation

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2015

Forbidden Tomb

Forbidden Tomb

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2015

For nearly two thousand years, the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great-and the extraordinary riches concealed within-has remained undiscovered, but recent events may hold the key to locating the fabled vault. Only one team has what it takes to solve the mystery that has plagued historians for centuries.

The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters 2)

The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters 2)

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

THE HUNTERS If you seek, they will find... The treasure: For over two thousand years, the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great - and the riches concealed within - has evaded discovery. Now, after centuries of searching, an ancient map has come to light that could hold the key to finding the fabled vault. Only one team has the skill and the expertise to solve the mystery once and for all. The mission: It's up to The Hunters - an elite group assembled to track down the world's greatest treasures - to find the tomb. But on arriving in Alexandria, it quickly becomes clear that hostile forces are on their trail. And when one of the team is captured in cisterns deep below the city, what began as a treasure hunt becomes a deadly rescue mission. For there are some who will use any means possible to destroy The Hunters' efforts, and now there is more at stake than they ever could have imagined. High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.

The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters 2)

The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters 2)

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

THE HUNTERS If you seek, they will find... The treasure: For two thousand years, Alexander the Great's legendary tomb - and the extraordinary riches within - has remained hidden, but recent events hold the key to locating the fabled vault. Only one team can solve the mystery that has plagued historians for centuries. The mission: The Hunters - an elite group assembled by an enigmatic billionaire to locate the world's greatest treasures - are tasked with finding the tomb. Following clues to Egypt, they encounter hostile forces determined to stop them. What started as a treasure hunt quickly becomes a rescue mission that will take the lives of hundreds and leave a city in ruins. As the danger mounts, will the Hunters rise to the challenge? Or will the team be killed before they find the ultimate prize? High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.

The Forbidden Tomb

The Forbidden Tomb

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2014

The Hunters are back for an exhilarating new adventure in their quest to recover the lost treasure of the modern world...What will they find this time?

The Einstein Pursuit

The Einstein Pursuit

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Payne and Jones return in this electrifying thriller from internationally bestselling author Chris Kuzneski. A lab destroyed. An explosion in Stockholm claims the lives of an elite collection of scientists. Evidence suggests the blast was designed to eliminate all traces of their research.It's up to Interpol director Nick Dial to uncover the truth about the lab and the attack. A scientist on the run. When Dr Mattias Sahlberg learns of the incident, he knows his life is at risk. He turns to the only men he can trust: ex-Special Forces operatives Jonathon Payne and David Jones. Together, they must save Sahlberg from the unknown forces that want him dead. A miraculous discovery. As Dial's case intertwines with Sahlberg's past, Payne and Jones uncover hidden truths and secret agendas involving the world's greatest minds. But there are some who are desperate to keep such radical advances in the dark and will stop at nothing to have their way. The new adrenaline-charged Payne & Jones adventure from the international bestseller. High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.

The Einstein Pursuit (Payne & Jones 8)

The Einstein Pursuit (Payne & Jones 8)

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Payne and Jones return in this electrifying thriller from internationally bestselling author Chris Kuzneski. A lab destroyed. An explosion in Stockholm claims the lives of an elite collection of scientists. Evidence suggests the blast was designed to eliminate all traces of their research.It's up to Interpol director Nick Dial to uncover the truth about the lab and the attack. A scientist on the run. When Dr Mattias Sahlberg learns of the incident, he knows his life is at risk. He turns to the only men he can trust: ex-Special Forces operatives Jonathon Payne and David Jones. Together, they must save Sahlberg from the unknown forces that want him dead. A miraculous discovery. As Dial's case intertwines with Sahlberg's past, Payne and Jones uncover hidden truths and secret agendas involving the world's greatest minds. But there are some who are desperate to keep such radical advances in the dark and will stop at nothing to have their way. The new adrenaline-charged Payne & Jones adventure from the international bestseller. High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.

The Hunters (The Hunters 1)

The Hunters (The Hunters 1)

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2013

The first in THE HUNTERS series from the international bestseller Chris Kuzneski - If you seek, they will find ... The Hunters: Financed by a billionaire philanthropist, this elite team - an ex-soldier, an historian, a computer whiz, a weapons expert, and a thief - is tasked with finding the world's most legendary treasures. The mission: Fearing a German victory in WWI, the Romanian government signed a deal with Russia to guarantee the safety of the country's treasures. In 1916, two trains full of gold and the most precious possessions of the Romanian state - paintings, jewellery, and ancient artefacts - were sent to the underground vaults of the Kremlin. But in the turmoil of war, the treasure was scattered - and lost. Almost a century later, the haul is valued at over 3.5 billion dollars. Despite hundreds of attempts to find it, its location has remained a mystery... Until now. Can the Hunters find the treasure and succeed where all others have failed?

Sword of God

Sword of God

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Sword of God is the crackling second novel from Chris Kuzneski. Tunnelling deep under one of the most holy cities in the world, an ambitious young archaeologist slowly works her way towards an unthinkable goal. Somewhere ahead is a chamber containing the collected fragments of an ancient scripture, a find of unimaginable significance. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, a covert military bunker holds a macabre secret. An elite special-forces officer seems to have been brutally murdered - but how, and more disturbingly, why? Any hope of solving the mystery rests on the grisly clues that remain. As the race to uncover the truth begins, a plot unfolds that could burn all of civilization in the fires of holy Armageddon. Chris Kuzneski is renowned for his gripping plots and Sword of God is no exception. Fans of James Rollins and Andy McDermott will love any of his titles, which include Sign of the Cross, The Lost Throne and The Death Relic. Praise for Chris Kuzneski: 'Excellent! High stakes, fast action, vibrant characters . . . Not to be missed!' Lee Child 'Think Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code and you're in Kuzneski-land' Sunday Sport 'Makes you wish it would never end' Clive Cussler Chris Kuzneski is the international bestselling author of Sign of the Cross, an acclaimed thriller that has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His first novel, The Plantation, introduced the characters of Payne and Jones, and received rave reviews. Although he grew up in Indiana, PA, he currently lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida. To learn more, please visit his website: www.chriskuzneski.com.

The Hunters (The Hunters 1)

The Hunters (The Hunters 1)

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

The first in a brand new series from the international bestseller Chris Kuzneski - If you seek, they will find ...The Hunters: Financed by a billionaire philanthropist, this elite team - an ex-soldier, an historian, a computer whiz, a weapons expert, and a thief - is tasked with finding the world's most legendary treasures. The mission: Fearing a German victory in WWI, the Romanian government signed a deal with Russia to guarantee the safety of the country's treasures. In 1916, two trains full of gold and the most precious possessions of the Romanian state - paintings, jewellery, and ancient artefacts - were sent to the underground vaults of the Kremlin. But in the turmoil of war, the treasure was scattered - and lost. Almost a century later, the haul is valued at over 3.5 billion dollars. Despite hundreds of attempts to find it, its location has remained a mystery...Until now. Can the Hunters find the treasure and succeed where all others have failed?

The Death Relic

The Death Relic

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2011

The New World, 1545... Vanquished by the Spanish Empire, little remains of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. From the ashes of their cities, a unified legend emerges: the Christians who conquered them possessed a mysterious object, an artifact so powerful-so deadly-that it was known throughout the Americas as the death relic. Yucatan Peninsula, present day... When Maria Pelati's research team disappears in Mexico, Jonathon Payne and David Jones embark on a perilous mission to find the missing archaeologists. The duo quickly finds a link between the group's work and its recent disappearance. Following the clues left behind, the pair try to solve one of the darkest mysteries of the new world, but their quest for the relic might cost them their lives.

The Secret Crown

The Secret Crown

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

Bavaria, 1886 King Ludwig II, infamous for his eccentric behavior, is declared insane by his government and removed from his throne. A day later, Ludwig's corpse washes up in the shallows of Lake Starnberg. Rumours about the cause of the tragedy abound, but few people know why Ludwig was really killed. Or what secret was silenced by his death. Germany, present day . . . Hidden among the crates in a newly discovered Nazi bunker are documents stamped with a black swan, the insignia of the murdered king. As a favour to a friend, Jonathon Payne and David Jones fly to Bavaria to protect the documents, but soon face a life-or-death battle against an unknown enemy. From the depths of the Black Forest to the water canals underneath Ludwig's castles, the duo must solve the mystery behind the king's death or share his tragic fate.

The Prophecy

The Prophecy

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2009

Jonathon Payne and David Jones are back in the fray in the latest page-turner from Chris Kuzneski, international bestselling author of The Lost Throne, Sword of God, and Sign of the Cross. When the prophetic writings of sixteenth-century visionary Nostradamus begin to ring alarmingly true, Payne and Jones find themselves in a life-or-death race across the world to stop those who would use the French seer's predictions for their own dark purposes. With the breathless pace that has found Chris Kuzneski millions of fans around the globe, The Prophecy is a must-have adventure thriller.

Lost Throne

Lost Throne

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: eBook Release Date: 23/07/2009

Carved into the towering cliffs of central Greece, the Metora monasteries are all but inaccessible. Holy Trinity is the most isolated, its sacred brotherhood the guardians of a long-forgotten secret. In the dead of night, the sanctity of the holy retreat is shattered by an elite group of warriors carrying ancient weapons. One by one, they hurl the silent monks from the clifftop to the rocks below the holy men taking their secret to their graves. Halfway across Europe, Richard Byrd has uncovered the location of a magnificent treasure. But there are those who have dedicated their lives to protecting it, and they will stop at nothing to prevent its discovery. Afraid for his life, Byrd calls Payne and Jones and begs for their help. Although theyve never met him, Payne and Jones get involved when they learn a friend of theirs is in danger. Before long, they are swept up in an adventure of a lifetime, one that will rewrite history and change lives forever.

Sword of God

Sword of God

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2009

Off the coast of South Korea, a young boy discovers a cave soaked in human blood. Less than a week later, everyone in his village disappearsIn Saudi Arabia, a female archaeologist unearths an artifact that threatens the very foundation of Islam. To some, it is a discovery that must be silenced at all costsIn a secret bunker run by U.S. intelligence, the unthinkable has happened. While interrogating one of the worlds most dangerous terrorists, an ex-member of the MANIAC Special Forces squad is brutally executed. Jonathon Payne and D. J. Jones, his former commanders, offer to spearhead the investigation. They quickly realize there is more to this atrocity than terrorist reprisalthere is a plot in motion that will burn the world in the fires of a holy warChris Kuzneski writes as forcefully as his tough characters act. #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive CusslerA nonstop locomotive of a thriller...had me burning the midnight oil til breakfast. New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn

Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2009

On a Danish shore, a Vatican priest is found hanging on a cross. Within days, the same crime is repeatedthis time in Asia and Africa. Meanwhile, deep in the legendary Catacombs under Orvieto, Italy, an archaeologist unearths a scroll dating back two thousand years, revealing secrets that could rock the foundations of Christianity. Its discovery makes him the most wanted criminal in all of Europe. But his most dangerous enemies operate outside the law of manAn immensely inventive and rewarding thriller. Lewis Perdue, author of Daughter of GodI was hooked at the first sentence...it was one continuous wild ride. John Gilstrap, author of At All Costs

The Lost Throne

The Lost Throne

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2008

Hewn into the towering cliffs of central Greece, the Meteora monasteries are all but inacessible. The Holy Trinity is the most isolated, its sacred brotherhood the guardians of a long-forgotten secret. In the dead of night, the sanctity of the holy retreat is shattered by an elite group of warriors, carrying ancient weapons. One by one, they hurl the silent monks from the cliff-top - the holy men taking their secret to their rocky graves. Halfway across Europe, a terrified academic fears for his life. Richard Byrd has nearly uncovered the location of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders - the statue of Zeus and his mighty throne. But Byrd's search has also uncovered a forbidden conspiracy, and there are those who would do anything to conceal its dark agenda...

Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross

Author: Chris Kuzneski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

No secret will keep for ever ... A Vatican priest is found murdered on the shores of Denmark - nailed to a cross in the shadow of Hamlet's castle. He is the first victim in a vicious killing spree that spans the world. Each horrific murder exactly mirrors the crucifixion of Christ ... Meanwhile, deep in the Roman Catacombs of Orvieto, an archaeologist uncovers an ancient scroll dating back two thousand years. The scroll, he knows, holds the key to a dark and treacherous secret that will rock the very foundations of the Church. But only if he can decipher its lost meanings - and only if he can live long enough to reveal them ... The enemies of the truth know no law of man ...