The Plantation

The Plantation

by Chris Kuzneski

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The Plantation by Chris Kuzneski

One by one, in cities across America, people of all ages are taken from their homes, their cars, their lives. But these aren't random kidnappings. They're crimes of passion, planned and researched several months in advance, then executed with a singular objective in mind. Revenge.

Ariane Walker is one of the victims, dragged from her apartment with few clues to follow. The police said there's little they can do for her, but that isn't good enough for her boyfriend, Jonathon Payne.

With the help of his best friend, Payne gives chase, hoping that a lead in New Orleans somehow pays off. Together, they uncover the mystery of Ariane's abduction and the truth behind the South's most violent secret.


Praise for THE PLANTATION:

James Patterson, #1 international bestselling author--
"THE PLANTATION is a rip-roaring page-turner based on an ingenious idea. No reader will easily forget it."

Lee Child, #1 international bestselling author--
"Excellent! High stakes, fast action, vibrant characters, and a very, very original plot concept. Not to be missed!"

Nelson DeMille, #1 international bestselling author--
"Wear your running shoes when you read THE PLANTATION. This is the most action-packed, swiftly paced, and tightly plotted novel I've read in a long time."

James Rollins, #1 international bestselling author--
"Chris Kuzneski displays a remarkable sense of suspense and action in THE PLANTATION. A riveting ride from start to finish as an ex-Special Forces soldier searches for the kidnappers of his girlfriend, leading to an international manhunt that will leave readers breathless and up much too late. Don't miss it!

Douglas Preston, #1 international bestselling author--
"THE PLANTATION is a powerful read with a great plot twist.hang on for the ride."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150878938
Publisher: Chris Kuzneski, Inc.
Publication date: 07/06/2015
Series: Payne & Jones , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 49,102
File size: 769 KB

About the Author

CHRIS KUZNESKI is the #1 international bestselling author of THE PRISONER'S GOLD, THE FORBIDDEN TOMB, THE EINSTEIN PURSUIT, THE HUNTERS, THE DEATH RELIC, THE SECRET CROWN, THE PROPHECY, THE LOST THRONE, SWORD OF GOD, SIGN OF THE CROSS, AND THE PLANTATION. His thrillers have been translated into more than twenty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. The first book (The Hunters) in his new series is currently being made into a major motion picture, and his latest book (The Prisoner's Gold) won the ITW Thriller Award for 2016 Book of the Year.

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Plantation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People are concerned about the author using the topic of slavery in the book. The author used the time period to help tell his story and I think he did a good job. Some of it was brutal, but I think that was the point-he said so in the end. You cannot talk about race relations without acknowledging the brutality of slavery and what happened to families. That being said....I love these guys!! The book and the characters are awesome....I guess you have to be a fan if those kind of movies to begin with! If you are, pick up one of these books up and you will definitely enjoy the ride.
Sensitivemuse More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most action packed books I have ever read. It was like watching a movie most of the time. I enjoyed it. Immensely. I can sort of understand why some people might not like it. There are heavy racial overtones in this book and perhaps there are some that are not comfortable with that kind of subject matter. Then there are some reviews I have read that thought this book was filled with such cheesy action it was like a Hollywood movie. I admit, it does have a Hollywood feel to it. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy reading it though. I also heard some just didn't like the playful banter and immature jokes that came from Jonathon and David. It didn't bother me. In fact, I enjoyed it and saw it as a form of comic relief. It's playful - however sometimes unnecessary but when things come to a head they do smarten up and stop with the immaturity. Aside from the action and the fast pace, this story caught my attention and I actually dropped a couple of books just to finish reading this one. I knew the story had to be predictable. I already had an idea on what was happening and sort of what was going to happen although the ending rather threw me off track. Nevertheless I thought it was still an enjoyable read. The action really made up for it's pitfalls because it just felt like such a huge adrenaline rush and an engaging read. I liked both main characters; David and Jonathon. They are your typical dynamic duo! and the way they work together is fun to read - not to mention they playful banter. Ariane on the other hand, is strong and suitable for Jonathon. Although you don't really read much about her, she's really in the background for most of the time - even though she's the object of their rescue. Which rather irked me. I wished she was more in the picture she seemed like such a strong character. The predictability of this novel is probably the major pitfall of the story, and the heavy racial overtones could turn some people off. However as I mentioned already, the action does make up for it and if racism doesn't bother you, by all means read this book. There is gore and some hard to read parts where it concerned torture. So it may not be for the squeamish. Overall a good novel if you just want solid action and a fast paced read. I enjoyed it and was willing to give it a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Kuzneski makes your brain turn in a different direction with the writing of The Plantation. Very well formulated and written to keep us on our toes. I feel it was so thought out, I could actually see this happening!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chris Kuzneski is a new face to the scene, and doesn't step into the lounge reserved for great thriller writers; he break it off its hinges. The Plantation is a fast-paced, excellent first novel, deserving of the recognition he has received. I can't wait for the next one. Keep up the good work, CK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I don't know where to begin. The Plantation has everything you could possibly want in a book (or a movie, for that matter.) Action, suspense, humor, romance, and many memorable characters. Above that, it has the one thing that many books are lacking nowadays: plot twists. From the first chapter until the last, this book had more turns than a rolleycoaster. I almost couldn't wait to finish it so I could give it to my wife to read. (And when I finally did, she read it in one sitting.) Of course, all of this begs me to ask one question about the author: Where have you been all my life?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not necessary life the characters, they were to much like super heroes found in comic books, but the material used to move the plot was truly amazing. I think I have a better understanding of what slavery really means afterwards reading this book.
rodman2735 More than 1 year ago
The characters are strong likewise, the overall story is strong. The dialogue is a little weak and a bit too military macho at times, and that is coming from someone in a military family. However, the book does a great job of setting the scene and capturing the intensity of the moment.
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Great story
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The book starts out very graphic and quite gruesome, but it does get better. I thought it was a fast paced read with a lot of twists (some predictable).
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