The new adrenaline-charged Payne & Jones adventure from the international bestseller. High-octane action. Brilliant characters. Classic Kuzneski.
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.
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.
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.
©2013 Chris Kuzneski (P)2013 Headline Digital
At the beginning of the book I was thoroughly engaged and incredibly interested. However, as the story progressed I became less and less engaged and found myself drifting off and having to drift off. This was incredibly disappointing as Chris Kuzneski is one of my favourite authors, and I found this book to be drastically less engaging and well researched than all of his previous books.
I would definitely not recommend the book as I know the author to be incredibly talented. However, this book was such a disappointment, that I would be concerned that the book would put people off listening to his other stories
I have read quite a few of Kuzneski's books, and overall, l would recommend them. The Jones and Payne partnership is fun, action packed, likeable and totally unrealistic, but I guess fiction is mostly that - fictional. Saying that, until this novel, there was an historical element that wove well through the stories, and kept the partnership, and their capers, in the 'exciting, fast paced and interesting' category. This story, however, didn't hit that mark. Starting well and within the realms of previous novels, it had all the markings of another thrills and spills ride. I know, as a girl, I'm not at all keen on the technical data of weaponry, but previously it hadn't taken priority, but this latest book takes the biscuit. Once the action took off, I spent many a chapter wishing the characters would shut up about their p***s extensions, and actually spend a bit more time talking about why, where and how. There isn't a similar feel to previous Payne and Jones novels, no real historical slant, and not a plot to tax your brain. I'm sorry, it has rather put me off reading further CK's.
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