Sword Of God (Payne & Jones #3)
Sword of God is the crackling second novel from Chris Kuzneski.
Tunnelling deep under one of the most holy cities in the world, an ambitious young archaeologist slowly works her way towards an unthinkable goal. Somewhere ahead is a chamber containing the collected fragments of an ancient scripture, a find of unimaginable significance.
Meanwhile, halfway around the world, a...more
When a boy from South Korea discovers a cave full of blood near his village, he has no idea how it will affect his fellow villagers. In Saudi Arabia a major archaeological discovery has just been made. The U.S. has called in Payne and Jones on a black ops mission, but neither knows exactly why they have been called in, nor what is going on. Left to figure things out on their own they have decided to handle things in their own way. U ...more
Once again the writer has blended fact and fiction together. Initially there seemed to be 3 different plot lines, and they just ...more
Novels that read like current events are frequently frightening. This portrayal of an orchestrated mass murder to unite the diverse elements of Islam is very disturbing. The disturbing aspect is that it seemed eminently probable.
Jonathan Payne is larger than life and a good combination of Bruce Lee and John Wayne. His side kick D.J. Jones is a tad more believable. The novel does a nice job in the portrayal of feared elements both abroad and in our own government.
Kuzneski can write without cliche when he wants to, but when he does cliche, wow does he go to town - the 'machismo' of the hero and his sidekick (who kept reminding me of the Lone Ranger and Tonto for some reason) in the early chapters was just OTT.
But, despite this caveat and the usual necessary unbelievabilities which are part of this ...more
The characters are fantastic, as are the stories. It's a great thriller, but it's got it's funny moments in it - mostly due to the two main characters.
When I wasn't near the book, all I wanted was to read it, and when I was reading it, I just wanted to know what would happen next. It really is gripping.
With Payne and Jones back as the main heroes of the piece and with several plot twists, it's an entertaining read.
It will keep you turning the pages at break - neck speed! Loved it
The third edition of Payne and Jones follows the lead of the second in terms of religious sensationalism. This time, however, the target is Islam and its imaginary dark secrets are protected by the two protagonists. The plot lines are similar in terms of two series of events-one clearly religious and other one not so –merging into one as the story progresses. The plot lines are also similar in terms of invincibility of our heroes and trigger-happy disposition of pre ...more
Brought back from retirement to track down a former MANIAC soldier they had trained, the two must solve the puzzle of what has been going on in these giant caves made fro ...more
I mean there are about maximum 7 or 8 pages written which actually relate to the title of this book.
Still having said all that the action sc ...more
Payne and Jones, ex-special forces, are called in to help deal with an protege of theirs that has disappeared. The plot includes plans for a terrorist attack on Mecca. The action is very violent so if you don't like blood, this isn't the book for you. On the other hand, the characters work well together and have a true friendshi ...more
I loved the book, and will definitely be ordering the rest of the series now. The characters were brilliant, and to start on the third of a series and not feel like I've ...more
If you liked Sword Of God why not try:
The Devil Colony by James Rollins
Temple Of The Gods by Andy McDermott
The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry
Hopefully the next one in the ...more
Queda claro que La espada de Dios no pasará a la historia, y personalmente apenas me divirtió; si no la dejé fue porque soy incapaz de abandonar una lectura por muy mala o tediosa que sea.