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The Malta Escape

Payne & Jones Series, Book 9
Narrated by: David Colacci
Series: Payne and Jones, Book 9
Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An ancient treasure

While visiting the scenic country of Malta, Jonathon Payne and David Jones bump into an old friend, who has come to the islands to search for a long-lost treasure of the Knights Hospitallers, an organization that dates back to the First Crusade in 1099 AD. 

A vengeful criminal

When Ivan Volkov - the ruthless leader of a Russian crime syndicate - is betrayed, he is willing to do anything to get retribution. Protected by a team of hackers and henchmen, he travels to the Mediterranean, where he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake. 

A final showdown

Before returning home, Volkov learns about the ancient hoard, one with possible ties to Paul I and the Russian Empire. With pride and riches on the line, he focuses his wrath on the only people who stand in his way, but Payne and Jones refuse to back down as they try to locate one of the most important treasures of antiquity, while battling one of the world's most dangerous criminals in a deadly fight to the finish.  

Filled with action, adventure, history, suspense, and side-splitting humor, The Malta Escape is Chris Kuzneski at his very best.

©2018 Chris Kuzneski, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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Superb story... lackluster performance

If you’re a fan of the series, this book may be the best yet, but the performance of the narrator is nothing like the other audio books. Still a hugely entertaining book! I’d love to see this as a movie!

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So wanted to like it

I've enjoyed so much of Chris Kuzneski's work, but there was just something about this book that I couldn't really get into. I kinda got lost in all the bakground information and even some of the characters got a bit blurry at times. I like Payne and Jones so much but they just didn't seem like "them." There were moments I really enjoyed the book, and others I had to struggle to get through. I did finish it and was glad I did. I will look forward to Chris' next book as I always do with my favorite authors.

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Malta Escape

I have enjoyed Payne and Jones books in the past but not this one .I really struggled to get thru it I had a hard time pay ing attention to it and couldn't really tell you what happened in the end just very boring