Book Reviews

The Profecy (Chris Kuzneski)

Payne and Jones are sucked into a mystery with the Nostradamus sonnets.

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Jonathon Payne and David Jones are back in the fray in the latest page?turner from Chris Kuzneski, international bestselling author of The Lost Throne, Sword of God, and Sign of the Cross.

When the prophetic writings of sixteenth-century visionary Nostradamus begin to ring alarmingly true, Payne and Jones find themselves in a life-or-death race across the world to stop those who would use the French seer’s predictions for their own dark purposes.

With the breathless pace that has found Chris Kuzneski millions of fans around the globe, The Prophecy is a must-have adventure thriller.

Jules’ Review: Suspense, Action

Rating: 3/5
This is a good, fast paced story about a riddle centuries old, from Nostradamus himself, which gets itself in the hands of special agents Payne and Jones. This duo is fantastic. They are like brothers and as brothers do, they take the piss out of each other royally!
After a mysterious woman hands them a manuscript and then gets shot by an unknown assailent, Payne and Jones find themselves in a life-or-death race across the world to stop those who would use the French seer’s predictions for their own dark purposes.With the breathless pace that has found Chris Kuzneski millions of fans around the globe, “The Prophecy” is a must-have adventure thriller. I sure have it!

Favourite scene: all the dialogues between Payne and Jones
Least favourite scene: The meeting with the Philly. I don’t think it was that well written (but who am I to judge)


Chris Kuzneski

kuzneskiI grew up in Indiana, PA, with my parents and three siblings. As a fourth-grader, I wrote my first book, The Monster Cookbook, a work of fiction that detailed the culinary and nutritional needs of a dozen creatures that I’d created. The school’s librarian was so impressed that she had it hardbound and placed in the school’s library with all the books that my classmates enjoyed. Unbeknownst to her, a career in writing was born.

While studying at Pitt, I wrote for The Pitt News, the Indiana Gazette, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, eventually earning my B.A. in writing and my M.A. in teaching. From 1992 until 1998, I taught English and coached football in two western Pennsylvania school districts and was selected to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. But in my mind, I still wasn’t doing what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a writer. So I quit my job and took a leap of faith . . .

My first novel, The Plantation, was praised by James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, James Rollins, and several of the top writers in my genre. My next thriller, Sign of the Cross, was released in 2006 and became an international bestseller, translated into more than fifteen languages. Sword of God climbed even higher on the charts, hitting the New York Times and London Times bestseller lists. My fourth book, The Lost Throne, debuted in the UK Top-5 and stayed on the charts for several weeks. It was also my first American hardcover. The paperback version hit the New York Times list. My fifth book, The Prophecy, reached #4 on the UK charts and was released in America on July 8, 2010. My latest book, The Secret Crown, is currently available in the UK, but won’t be released in America until January 2012.

I currently live on the Gulf Coast of Florida. When I’m not enjoying the sun, surf, and hurricanes, I’m working on my next novel, which will be the seventh book in the Payne & Jones series.

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