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THE PLANTATION

A ski instructor disappears in the mountains of Colorado.
Hours later, a pregnant woman is grabbed in a crowded
hospital and smuggled past security without a hitch.
Two incidents, a single motive. And so it begins….

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 tip about New Orleans somehow pays off.
Together, they uncover the mystery of Ariane’s abduction
and the truth behind the South’s most violent secret.


To read an excerpt:
Chapter One

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Reviews


James Patterson, #1 international bestselling author—
“THE PLANTATION is a rip-roaring page-turner with an ingenious idea. No reader will easily forget it.”

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.”

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

From Midwest Book Review—
“Kuzneski is a talented and passionate writer whose tightly paced plots, intense characters, and excruciating detail produces a book guaranteed to make the reader squirm even as it mesmerizes us. His action is nonstop; his love story is tender and fresh; and the moral circumstances of the story are accurate and educational, no matter how painful it is for us to take in . . . THE PLANTATION is not only a smash beginning for this versatile and knowledgeable wordsmith; it is the advent of a career that will rival the masters who helped put him on the map.”

James Rollins, New York Times 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 man-hunt 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. This is quite a first novel. I'll be very curious to read the next one.”

Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author—
“THE PLANTATION works! Chris Kuzneski has what it takes. Read it and reap.”

From Pohla Smith, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—
“The concept is chilling . . . The book has what it takes to be optioned by Hollywood.”

Martin J. Smith, national bestselling author—
“THE PLANTATION is scary good, and Chris Kuzneski is a writer to watch. The chase starts on page one and doesn’t stop until Kuzneski has wrung you dry.”

John Westermann, national bestselling author—
“THE PLANTATION is a smartly plotted thriller by a fresh new voice.”

From Regis Behe, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review—
“THE PLANTATION is at heart an old-fashioned thriller. Kuzneski’s lead characters, Jon Payne and D.J. Jones, are updates on buddy teams such as Starsky and Hutch, or detectives Riggs and Murtaugh of Lethal Weapon fame.”

Molly Martin, national bestselling author—
“Kuzneski has a certifiable talent for blending together crisp dialogue, credible characters, and scenes of immense depth. Combine the twists and turns of a Stephen King chiller with William Manchee’s flowing dialogue and eye for detail, and you will have some idea of the scope of Kuzneski’s writing power . . . This action-packed thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as you race from opening paragraph to the last page of the book.”

Thom Racina, USA Today bestselling author—
“THE PLANTATION is powerful stuff. It's a gripping novel that smells of gunpowder and reeks of heroism, with a beautiful girl, some crazed characters, and lots of sadistic revenge . . . Wow! Chris Kuzneski has written a sick, sensational yarn. I can't wait for the next one.”

From M.S.C. Book Review—
“I have to start off by saying that I loved THE PLANTATION. I was breathless wanting to read every last word slowly so I wouldn’t miss a single thing. When I reached the ending, it was phenomenal, everything was all tied up into a nice tight bow. This is one of those books that I couldn’t stop thinking about how awesome that it was. Thank goodness that Mr. Kuzneski is working on another Jonathon Payne novel. Three cheers.”

Phillip Tomasso III, national bestselling author—
“Gripping and frightening. Chris Kuzneski’s first novel, THE PLANTATION, is thrilling from beginning until the end. His smooth and easy writing style, his crisp and witty dialogue, and his genuine talent for setting and pace blend together to create one of the most unnerving books I’ve read in a long time.”

Lee Meadows, national bestselling author—
“A mile-a-minute page-turner . . . Chris Kuzneski clearly joins the ranks of Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Tom Clancy as authors who define the ‘thrill’ in thriller!”

From Fred Phillips, The News Star (Monroe, LA)—
“THE PLANTATION is a well-paced novel that flows easily from scene to scene. Kuzneski has gotten his career off to a promising start. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.”

James Tucker, national bestselling author—
“A graphic tale of revenge and torture that becomes more sinister with each turn of the page.”

From Luke Croll, Murder Express (England)—
“I am rarely so effusive about a first novel, but THE PLANTATION is undoubtedly deserving of my praise. I enjoyed it from start to finish and I feel that all thriller fans will do so too. Jack Higgins look out, there is a new kid on the block!”

Sarah Lovett, national bestselling author—
“Mr. Kuzneski is a talented new writer . . . THE PLANTATION hits the mark!”

From Robyn Glazer, reviewer for Mystery News—
“THE PLANTATION is the kind of book that can skyrocket an author’s career. The writing is crisp and never falters . . . I absolutely loved this book!”

From the Bastulli Mystery Library (Rome, Italy)—
“THE PLANTATION is an exciting and interesting book. We are looking forward to the new Jonathon Payne novel.”