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Chris Kuzneski

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Chris Kuzneski is the #1 international bestselling author of twelve novels. His thrillers have been translated into more than twenty languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. One of his books (THE HUNTERS) is currently being made into a major motion picture, and another (THE PRISONER’S GOLD) won an ITW Thriller Award for Book of the Year.

Armed with witty prose, a unique narrative voice, and a penchant for blackmail, Kuzneski has garnered praise from many of the top authors in the world: James Patterson, Nelson DeMille, Lee Child, Vince Flynn, James Rollins, Tess Gerritsen, Douglas Preston, Lisa Gardner, Steve Berry, Scott Mariani, Allison Brennan, W.E.B. Griffin, Graham Brown, Boyd Morrison, John Gilstrap, Raymond Khoury, David

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Payne & Jones need your help

Last week marked the official release of The Malta Escape, which is the ninth book in the Payne & Jones series and quite possibly the funniest thriller ever written. Not just by me, but by anyone.

Of course, I might be slightly biased.

So, how did I come up with such an awesome book?

Two years ago, I asked readers on social media what I should work on next, and the overwhelming majority said, “your r Read more of this blog post »
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“Some people see the glass as half-empty, while others see it as half-full. But Jones stares at it and tries to figure out who drank the damn water.”
Chris Kuzneski, Sign of the Cross

“He’d heard communication described as two monologues clashing, with each person waiting for their turn to speak instead of actively listening.”
Chris Kuzneski, The Prisoner's Gold

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” “Russian proverb?” she asked with a weary smile. “Anton Chekhov,”
Chris Kuzneski, The Hunters

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