Chris Kuzneski is no stranger to readers who like thrilling adventures! Some of his fans (and fellow writers) have compared him favorably to Robert Ludlum and Steve Berry when it comes to modern thrillers His penchant for historical “mystery” plots are both fascinating and interesting (yes, as Ludlum so willingly pointed out, there is no end to conspiracy ideas!)
In his latest best-seller, “The Prisoner’s Gold,” the third in the series, we find a famous traveler and an abandoned treasure, for starters. And the Hunters have returned!
Yes for Kuz fans, the Hunters are back in yet another amazing and thrilling adventure. “If you seek, they will find” is their motto. The Hunters is a team of renegades (ex-military leader, a historian, a computer whiz, a weapons expert, and a thief) financed by a billionaire philanthropist (not the Koch Brothers, but perhaps Warren Buffet!). They are tasked with finding the world’s most legendary treasures. Kuz’s Hunters seem a combination of the Dirty Dozen, “Scorpion,” and the A Team, with no shortage of action! The team this time is hunting Marco Polo’s hidden treasure, but it’s not all spaghetti and meatballs and pasta for them—for, indeed, someone is on their tail....
The travels of Marco Polo are known throughout the world, of course. Guided by a journal believed to have been dictated by Polo himself to his cellmate Rustichello da Pisa while imprisoned in Genoa, the Hunters set out in search of his final legacy: the mythical treasure gathered during Polo’s lifetime of exploration. But as every ancient clue brings them close to the truth, each new step places them in even greater danger.
Now, of course, comes the dramatic part: what is Marco’s story isn’t complete, Kuz asks. What if his greatest adventure has yet to be discovered? What if he didn’t dictate this last hurrah to Rustichello—of if he did, what if Rustichello kept it for himself (only to keep it a lost secret for 600 years!
As readers will see, there is no shortage of intrigue, mayhem, murder, and conspiracy theories.