Wednesday, 2 January 2013

THRILLER REVIEW: The Hunters - Chris Kuzneski

Release Date: 03/01/13


The first in a brand new series from the international bestseller Chris Kuzneski - "If you seek, they will find" The Hunters: a team of renegades - an ex-military leader, a historian, a computer whiz, a weapons expert and a thief - financed by a billionaire philanthropist are tasked with finding the world's most legendary treasures. The Mission: recover a vast Romanian treasure that was stolen by the Russians nearly a century ago. Fearing a Germany victory in World War 1, the Romanian government signed a deal to guarantee the safety of the country's most valuable artifacts until after the war. In 1916 two treasure trains full of gold and the most precious objects of the Romanian state - paintings, jewellery from the Royal family, ancient Dacien artifacts - were sent to the underground vaults in the Kremlin only to be lost to the Romanian people forever as Russia severed all diplomatic relations with the country and scattered the treasure to its outlying regions. With a haul valued at over $3.5 billion dollars, everyone wants to claim the vast treasure but its location has remained a mystery, until now. Can the Hunters succeed where all others have failed?


I love a story that takes me not only on a high octane adventure but one that gives the reader the chance to see the influences behind. This book, the first in a new series by Chris, is one that will grab you pretty quickly and refuse to let go as the pace really has you hitting the ground running, it has elements of Mission Impossible as well as blending in a cast of misfits that work incredibly well together.

That’s not to say that its plain sailing but with cracking characters, some wonderful dialogue and of course a storyline that really doesn’t let up, the reader is going to fall for the charms of this author pretty quickly. All in a book that I definitely had a lot of fun reading and to be honest the pure enjoyment on these dark cold nights made it a real pleasure to curl up with. Great stuff.

1 comment:

Bob/Sally said...

Sounds like my kind of adventure read - I need to check this out. Thanks!