Sword of God

Sword of God

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by Chris Kuzneski
     
 

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In a secret bunker, one of the world's most dangerous terrorists is under interrogation-until he is rescued, and his captors are slaughtered.

Ex-MANIAC honcho Jonathan Payne vows revenge-but there is more to the bloody atrocity than terrorist reprisal. There is a plot in motion that will burn the world in the fires of holy war.See more details below

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In a secret bunker, one of the world's most dangerous terrorists is under interrogation-until he is rescued, and his captors are slaughtered.

Ex-MANIAC honcho Jonathan Payne vows revenge-but there is more to the bloody atrocity than terrorist reprisal. There is a plot in motion that will burn the world in the fires of holy war.

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Publishers Weekly

Retired soldiers Jonathon Payne and D.J. Jones return to action (after last year's Sign of the Cross), investigating a secret bunker off the coast of Korea where a gruesome scene and a missing squad from their former unit, an elite counterinsurgency team, indicate that secret interrogation proceedings have gone terribly wrong. Piecing together the facts of the case lead Payne and Jones to Mecca, where a plot to blow up the Grand Mosque suggests a global conspiracy to align forces against the United States. Soon Payne and Jones have to risk their lives to infiltrate Mecca (where non-Muslims can be summarily executed) to save the city and, ultimately, the world. Kuzneski's novel is taut and largely fast-paced; though occasionally bogged down in historical exposition, it's a fair trade that gives the book a rich sense of authenticity and plausibility. Though characters are short on depth, Kuzneski knows how to maintain a nuanced moral landscape while wresting maximum thrills from contemporary Western fear of terrorism. This globe-crossing action thriller, like its predecessor, evokes the spirit of Dan Brown, with welcome doses of Lee Child's ex-military tough-guy grit. (Oct.)

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Jonathan Payne and D.J. Jones are back in New York Times best-selling author Kuzneski's (www.chriskuzneski.com) third Payne and Jones title, following Sign of the Cross (2006), also available from Brilliance Audio. This time, they're doing their clandestine best to solve all the country's problems while miraculously avoiding death by overwhelming force in increasingly impossible situations. Series reader/multiple Audie Award winner Dick Hill's excellent reading will rev up the pulses of even those listeners stuck in rush-hour traffic. For appreciators of Dan Brown and high-octane fiction, and for Kuzneski's many fans.—Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101215036
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
Payne & Jones , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
53,771
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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