SWORD OF GOD
Payne & Jones - Book 3



TWO DISCOVERIES
Off the coast of South Korea, a young boy discovers a cave that is coated in human blood. Less than a week later, everyone in his village disappears….In Saudi Arabia, a female archaeologist unearths an artifact that threatens the historical foundation of Islam. To some, it is a discovery that must be silenced at all costs.

AN UNTHINKABLE ACT
In a secret bunker run by U.S. intelligence, the unthinkable has happened. While interrogating one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists, an American soldier is executed and no one knows why.

A GLOBAL THREAT
Payne & Jones, his former commanders, offer to spearhead the investigation. They quickly realize that there is more to this atrocity than terrorist reprisal—there is a plot in motion that will burn the world in the fires of a holy war. And it's up to them to stop it.

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Vince Flynn, #1 international bestselling author—
“A non-stop locomotive of a thriller. Combines labyrinthine plot twists, global terrorism, and the darkest depths of psychological warfare in a thriller that had me burning the midnight oil 'til breakfast.”

Clive Cussler, #1 international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski writes as forcefully as his tough characters act.”

James Rollins, #1 international bestselling author—
“SWORD OF GOD is as convincing as it is terrifying. Riveting and relentlessly paced, here is novel that will be consumed in one sitting. Chris Kuzneski proves again that he is a thriller writer for the new millennium.”

Nelson DeMille, #1 international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski is a remarkable new writer. I can’t wait for the next Payne & Jones novel!”

Douglas Preston, #1 international bestselling author—
“Reading SWORD OF GOD is like jumping on a runaway freight train hurtling toward disaster, with the fate of the world in the balance… A fabulous premise, great characters, rich settings, and mach-5 pacing. Explosive!”

Publishers Weekly
“This globe-crossing action thriller, like its predecessor, evokes the spirit of Dan Brown with welcome doses of Lee Child’s ex-military tough-guy grit.”

Raymond Khoury, international bestselling author—
“A fast and furious, rip-roaring action-adventure, infused with a welcome dose of Chris Kuzneski's spirited humor.”

Gayle Lynds, international bestselling author—
“Action-packed and full of taut suspense, SWORD OF GOD crosses continents in a world-class adventure that will keep you guessing, chuckling, terrified, and utterly riveted. Go into lock-down mode. You won't want to leave your chair until you've finished this terrific tale.”

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(Payne & Jones - Book 3)

TWO CRUCIAL DISCOVERIES
Off the coast of South Korea, a young boy discovers a cave that is coated in human blood. Less than a week later, everyone in his village disappears….In Saudi Arabia, a female archaeologist unearths an artifact that threatens the historical foundation of Islam. To some, it is a discovery that must be silenced at all costs.

AN UNTHINKABLE ACT
In a secret bunker run by U.S. intelligence, the unthinkable has happened. While interrogating one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists, an American soldier is executed and no one knows why.

A VIOLENT THREAT
Payne & Jones, his former commanders, offer to spearhead the investigation. They quickly realize that there is more to this atrocity than terrorist reprisal—there is a plot in motion that will burn the world in the fires of a holy war. And it's up to them to stop it.


PRAISE

Vince Flynn, #1 international bestselling author—
“A non-stop locomotive of a thriller. Combines labyrinthine plot twists, global terrorism, and the darkest depths of psychological warfare in a thriller that had me burning the midnight oil 'til breakfast.”

Clive Cussler, #1 international bestselling author—
“Kuzneski writes as forcefully as his tough characters act.”

James Rollins, #1 international bestselling author—
“SWORD OF GOD is as convincing as it is terrifying. Riveting and relentlessly paced, here is novel that will be consumed in one sitting. Chris Kuzneski proves again that he is a thriller writer for the new millennium.”

Nelson DeMille, #1 international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski is a remarkable new writer. I can’t wait for the next Payne & Jones novel!”

Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author—
“Reading SWORD OF GOD is like jumping on a runaway freight train hurtling toward disaster, with the fate of the world in the balance… A fabulous premise, great characters, rich settings, and mach-5 pacing. Explosive!”

Publishers Weekly
“This globe-crossing action thriller, like its predecessor, evokes the spirit of Dan Brown with welcome doses of Lee Child’s ex-military tough-guy grit.”

Raymond Khoury, international bestselling author—
“A fast and furious, rip-roaring action-adventure, infused with a welcome dose of Chris Kuzneski's spirited humor.”

Gayle Lynds, international bestselling author—
“Action-packed and full of taut suspense, SWORD OF GOD crosses continents in a world-class adventure that will keep you guessing, chuckling, terrified, and utterly riveted. Go into lock-down mode. You won't want to leave your chair until you've finished this terrific tale.”



BOOKS | EXCERPT | FOREIGN