Book three in the #1 bestselling adventure series!
THE TREASURE: At the end of the 13th century, Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan gave an Italian merchant unfettered access to his kingdom. The traveler was Marco Polo, and his journey would become legendary. Aided by a special passport that protected him throughout the land, Polo amassed unbelievable wealth and hid it before his return to Italy. To this day, the location of his treasure remains a mystery.
THE MISSION: The Hunters—an elite group assembled by an enigmatic billionaire to locate the world’s greatest treasures—are tasked with finding the missing fortune. Guided by firsthand accounts of Polo’s travels, they quickly discover there are hostile forces willing to do anything to stop them from taking the riches from Chinese soil. Before long, the treasure hunt becomes a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will rewrite history while taking the lives of many.
THE PRIZE: As the danger continues to mount, will the Hunters rise to the challenge? Or will the team be eliminated before they find Polo's treasure?
THE TREASURE: 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 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 Alexandria, they encounter hostile forces that will do anything to stop them. Before long, the treasure hunt becomes a deadly rescue mission that will take the lives of hundreds and leave a city in ruins.
THE PRIZE: As the danger continues to mount, will they rise to the challenge? Or will the team be killed before they find the ultimate prize?
And then Philip Mackey shows up. Traversthe owner of a private investigation firm with his business partner, Wally Karpinskidoes not know much about Mackey except that he was a reasonably competent soldier who once saved his life. But it is not long before Mackeys appearance and his revelations force Travers to confront his demons and question long-held truths. With the help of Karpinski and an eclectic group of associates, Travers embarks on a journey into the past where he must delve into humanity at its worst.
In this fast-paced thriller, the excruciating consequences of war erupt after thirty years, bringing violence, vengeance, and redemption to a Vietnam vet who must fight through the pain in order to find the inner peace he so desperately needs.
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. Right from the opening scenes the book takes off, and all I can say is, hang on for the ride.”
AN ANCIENT TREASURE: While visiting the scenic country of Malta, Jonathon Payne and David Jones bump into an old friend, who has come to the islands to search for a long-lost treasure of the Knights Hospitallers, an organization that dates back to the First Crusade in 1099 AD.
A VENGEFUL CRIMINAL: When Ivan Volkov—the ruthless leader of a Russian crime syndicate—is betrayed, he is willing to do anything to get retribution. Protected by a team of hackers and henchmen, he travels to the Mediterranean where he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake.
A FINAL SHOWDOWN: Before returning home, Volkov learns about the ancient hoard, one with possible ties to Paul I and the Russian Empire. With pride and riches on the line, he focuses his wrath on the only people who stand in his way, but Payne and Jones refuse to back down as they try to locate one of the most important treasures of antiquity, while battling one of the world’s most dangerous criminals in a deadly fight to the finish.
A SCIENTIST ON THE RUN.
Fearing that he may be linked to the events in his homeland, Dr. Mattias Sahlberg calls on Jonathon Payne for help. Together with his best friend, David Jones, they discover truths that will alter Payne’s understanding of his family’s past and shed light on the secret lives of the world’s greatest minds — including Einstein himself.
A MIRACULOUS DISCOVERY.
As Dial’s case intertwines with Payne’s search for answers, they are pulled toward an inevitable face-off with those who will stop at nothing to ensure that mankind’s most radical and innovative discoveries will never reach the masses.