Payne and Jones

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,651 ratings

The Plantation Publisher's Summary

The first to disappear is a ski instructor in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Hours later, a pregnant woman is abducted from a crowded hospital. Two places, two incidents, a single motive. And so it begins....

One by one, in cities across America, people of all ages are taken from their homes, their cars, their lives. But these aren't random kidnappings. They're crimes of passion, planned and researched years in advance with a singular objective in mind: Revenge.

Ariane Walker is one of the victims, dragged from her apartment with few clues to follow. The police said there's little they can do for her, but that isn't good enough for her boyfriend, Jonathon Payne.

With the help of his best friend, Payne gives chase, hoping a tip about New Orleans somehow pays off. Together, the duo slowly uncovers the mystery of Ariane's abduction and the shocking truth behind the South's most violent secret: The Plantation.

©2009 Chris Kuzneski (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Plantation

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    The first to disappear is a ski instructor in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Hours later, a pregnant woman is abducted from a crowded hospital. Two places, two incidents, a single motive. And so it begins....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book was a totally unexpected surprise

    • By shelley on 03-25-14

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 2

    • Sign of the Cross

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    On a Danish shore, a Vatican priest is found - hanging on a cross. Within days, the same crime is repeated...this time in Asia and Africa. Meanwhile, deep in the legendary Catacombs under Orvieto, Italy, an archaeologist unearths a scroll dating back 2,000 years, revealing secrets that could rock the foundations of Christianity. Its discovery makes him the most wanted criminal in all of Europe. But his most dangerous enemies operate outside the law of man...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling, intriguing

    • By Snoodely on 09-18-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Sword of God

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Off the coast of South Korea, a young boy discovers a cave soaked in human blood. Less than a week later, everyone in his village disappears. In Saudi Arabia, a female archaeologist unearths an artifact that threatens the very foundation of Islam. To some, it is a discovery that must be silenced at all costs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action, intrigue, and excitement

    • By Snoodely on 09-18-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 4

    • The Lost Throne

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    In 1890, a man collapses near the Piazza della Santa Carita in Naples, Italy. Strangers manage to revive him, but he is unable to speak. Police carry him to the nearest hospital, where he is not admitted because he has no money or identification. Frantically trying to communicate, he scribbles notes in ancient Greek and German that would have told the world about a discovery of immense importance - if anyone had read them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Kuzneski yet

    • By Lórien on 09-21-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • The Prophecy

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Michel de Nostredame, the French apothecary commonly known as Nostradamus, has gained a cult-like following, a loyal band of enthusiasts who credit him with predicting numerous world events - the Great Fire of London, the rise of Napoleon and Hitler, and the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima. However, his most important collection of prophetic verses has remained hidden...until now.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Worth Your Time

    • By Robert E. Scarcelle on 01-10-11

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 6

    • The Secret Crown

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    King Ludwig II ruled Bavaria for 22 years, commissioning extravagant castles throughout his homeland and exhibiting such bizarre behavior that he was eventually declared insane. According to legend, Ludwig had stockpiled a massive cache of gold and jewels that would finance the construction of the largest castle of all time. But in the years since the king's mysterious death, no one has found any evidence of such a trove. Until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action Packed Global Adventure - Great Series!

    • By shelley on 01-02-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • The Death Relic

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    The New World, 1545: Vanquished by the Spanish Empire, little remained of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. From the ashes of their cities, a unified legend emerged: Their conquerors possessed a mysterious object, an artifact so powerful - so deadly - that it came to be known as "the Death Relic". Yucatan Peninsula, present day: When Maria Pelati's research team disappears in Mexico, she calls Jonathon Payne and David Jones, who embark on a perilous mission to find the missing archaeologists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Payne & Jones + Dick Hill Exceeded my expectations

    • By shelley on 12-25-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 8

    • The Einstein Pursuit

    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Working in secret, an acclaimed group of scientists has developed a radical new approach to modern medicine that could change everything we know about the human body and its limitations. But such knowledge does not come without risk. When their laboratory in Stockholm is attacked, it becomes clear that someone will stop at nothing to keep this research from reaching the masses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action,humor&great story Thank You Chris Kuzneski!

    • By shelley on 01-12-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • The Malta Escape

    • Payne & Jones Series, Book 9
    • By: Chris Kuzneski
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb story... lackluster performance

    • By Jeremy B on 04-24-19

    Regular price: $20.99