THE LOST THRONE
Payne & Jones - Book 4



AN ANCIENT MONASTERY
Carved into the towering cliffs of central Greece, the Metéora monasteries are all but inaccessible. Holy Trinity is the most isolated, its sacred brotherhood the guardians of a secret that has been protected for centuries.

A VIOLENT ATTACK
In the dead of night, the holy retreat is attacked by an elite group of warriors carrying ancient weapons. One by one, they hurl the silent monks from the clifftop to the rocks below ― the holy men taking their secret to their graves.

A MAGNIFICIENT TREASURE
Halfway across Europe, Richard Byrd fears for his life. He has uncovered the location of a historic treasure, but there are those who are dedicated to protecting it. Hoping to save himself, Byrd contacts Payne & Jones and begs for their help. The duo rushes to his aid in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and quickly find themselves caught in an adventure that will change their lives forever.

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2009 Florida Book Awards Medalist (Popular Fiction)

Vince Flynn, #1 international bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE is one hell of a thrill ride, mixing the intensity of 300 and the adventure of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not to be missed!”

Steve Berry, #1 international bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE is a reader's delight from beginning to end. Tautly written, expertly told, smart and exhilarating.”

The Daily Sport (UK)—
“THE LOST THRONE is a frantic-paced thriller…. Think Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code, and you’re in Kuzneski-land.”

The News-Press (Florida)—
“Though he’s not a household name like Dan Brown or Tom Clancy yet, Kuzneski has been touted as the genre's next big thing by the likes of Clive Cussler, James Patterson, and Nelson DeMille.”

David Morrell, international bestselling author—
“A gripping, fantastic read that guarantees chills, laughs, and pulse-pounding action!”

John Case, international bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE reads like an AK-47 on laughing-gas, as Kuzneski runs a gauntlet of mystery and mayhem, wisecracking all the way.”

Tampa Bay Times
“THE LOST THRONE takes readers on a globetrotting hunt…. Blood is shed, secrets are revealed, conspiracies are checked, and a fine time is had by all.”

W.E.B. Griffin, #1 international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski is a fresh new voice you won’t forget.”

Raymond Khoury, international bestselling author—
“A fast and furious thrill ride with the perfect amount of history and humor blended in."

Jon Land, international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski's THE LOST THRONE is a lightning-paced tale that seamlessly stitches threads from the past into the fabric of the present. Genre giants Steve Berry, James Rollins and Brad Thor may soon find themselves looking over their shoulders as Kuzneski stakes his claim as the Next Big Thing. A smoothly layered, serpentine and scintillating thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews—
“A well plotted thriller that would do Indiana Jones proud…. Good for late summer at the beach.”

Joe Moore, #1 international bestselling author—
“Hidden treasure, secret chambers, exotic locations, mysterious deaths, and ancient warriors all come together in THE LOST THRONE, a dynamic novel with parallel threads that collide in a breathtaking conclusion. Chris Kuzneski proves his skills as a craftsman with captivating characters, quick-paced action, and precision plotting. THE LOST THRONE is a suspenseful thriller from first page to last!”

James Swain, New York Times bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE kept me turning pages all night long. Kuzneski has written a superb thriller that you won’t be able to put down.”

James O. Born, national bestselling author—
“Part Tom Clancy, part Dan Brown, THE LOST THRONE is fast, fun, and exciting!"

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(Payne & Jones - Book 4)

AN ANCIENT MONASTERY
Carved into the towering cliffs of central Greece, the Metéora monasteries are all but inaccessible. Holy Trinity is the most isolated, its sacred brotherhood the guardians of a secret that has been protected for centuries.

A VIOLENT ATTACK
In the dead of night, the holy retreat is attacked by an elite group of warriors carrying ancient weapons. One by one, they hurl the silent monks from the cliff-top to the rocks below ― the holy men taking their secret to their graves.

A MAGNIFICIENT TREASURE
Halfway across Europe, Richard Byrd fears for his life. He has uncovered the location of a historic treasure, but there are those who are dedicated to protecting it. Hoping to save himself, Byrd contacts Payne & Jones and begs for their help. The duo rushes to his aid and quickly find themselves caught in an adventure that will change their lives forever.


PRAISE

Vince Flynn, #1 international bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE is one hell of a thrill ride, mixing the intensity of 
300 and the adventure of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not to be missed!”

Steve Berry, #1 international bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE is a reader's delight from beginning to end. Tautly written, expertly told, smart and exhilarating.”

The Daily Sport (UK)—
“THE LOST THRONE is a frantic-paced thriller…. Think Indiana Jones and
The Da Vinci Code, and you’re in Kuzneski-land.”

The News-Press (Florida)—
“Though he’s not a household name like Dan Brown or Tom Clancy yet, Kuzneski has been touted as the genre's next big thing by the likes of Clive Cussler, James Patterson, and Nelson DeMille.”

David Morrell, international bestselling author—
“A gripping, fantastic read that guarantees chills, laughs, and pulse-pounding action!”

John Case, international bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE reads like an AK-47 on laughing-gas, as Kuzneski runs a gauntlet of mystery and mayhem, wisecracking all the way.”

Tampa Bay Times
“THE LOST THRONE takes readers on a globetrotting hunt…. Blood is shed, secrets are revealed, conspiracies are checked, and a fine time is had by all.”

W.E.B. Griffin, #1 international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski is a fresh new voice you won’t forget.”

Raymond Khoury, international bestselling author—
“A fast and furious thrill ride with the perfect amount of history and humor blended in."

Jon Land, international bestselling author—
“Chris Kuzneski's THE LOST THRONE is a lightning-paced tale that seamlessly stitches threads from the past into the fabric of the present. Genre giants Steve Berry, James Rollins and Brad Thor may soon find themselves looking over their shoulders as Kuzneski stakes his claim as the Next Big Thing. A smoothly layered, serpentine and scintillating thriller.”

Kirkus Reviews—
“A well plotted thriller that would do Indiana Jones proud…. Good for late summer at the beach.”

Joe Moore, #1 international bestselling author—
“Hidden treasure, secret chambers, exotic locations, mysterious deaths, and ancient warriors all come together in THE LOST THRONE, a dynamic novel with parallel threads that collide in a breathtaking conclusion. Once again, Chris Kuzneski proves his skills as a craftsman with captivating characters, quick-paced action, and precision plotting. THE LOST THRONE is a suspenseful thriller from first page to last!”

James Swain, New York Times bestselling author—
“THE LOST THRONE kept me turning pages all night long. Kuzneski has written a superb thriller that you won’t be able to put down.”

James O. Born, national bestselling author—
“Part Tom Clancy, part Dan Brown, THE LOST THRONE is fast, fun, and exciting!"


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