The first to disappear is a ski instructor, out for a morning jog in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Hours later, a pregnant woman is abducted from a crowded hospital and smuggled past security without a hitch. Two places, two incidents, a single motive.
And so it begins. . . .
One by one, in cities across America, people of all ages are being taken from their homes, their cars, their lives. But these aren't random kidnappings. They're crimes of passion, planned and researched several months in advance, then executed with a singular objective in mind.
Ariane Walker is one of the victims, dragged from her apartment with no obvious signs of a struggle. The cops said there is little they can do for her. There isn't enough evidence to go on. Not enough time has passed. But that isn't good enough for Jonathon Payne. He loves Ariane and isn't about to sit around while her trail runs cold.
Using the skills that he learned in the MANIACs, a special branch of the U.S. military, Payne and his best friend, David Jones, give chase, trekking to New Orleans on little more than a whim, hoping that Payne's gut instinct pays off. It does. With the help of several locals, the duo slowly begin to uncover the mystery of Walker's abduction and the shocking truth behind Louisiana's best-kept secret: The Plantation.
About The Author
Chris Kuzneski is the international bestselling author of The Lost Throne, Sword of God, Sign of the Cross, and The Plantation. His thrillers have been published in more than twenty languages and are sold in more than forty countries. Kuzneski, who grew up in Pennsylvania, now lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
"NO READER WILL EASILY FORGET IT."-JAMES PATTERSON "IT'S SCARY GOOD."-MARTIN J. SMITH "ACTION-PACKED."-NELSON DEMILLE "DON'T MISS IT!"-JAMES ROLLINS "Excellent...High stakes, fast action, vibrant characters, and a very, very original plot concept. Not to be missed!"-LEE CHILD "A great plot twist...all I can say is hang on for the ride." -DOUGLAS PRESTON "Chilling." -"PITTSBURG POST-GAZETTE" "Chris Kuzneski has what it takes."-RIDLEY PEARSON
Series: Payne & Jones
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 7th July 2009
Publisher: BERKLEY PUB
Dimensions (cm): 17.12 x 13.945 x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.2