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The Plantation by Chris Kuzneski

The Plantation (edition 2002)

by Chris Kuzneski

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Title:The Plantation
Authors:Chris Kuzneski
Info:Paradox Publishing (2002), Paperback, 432 pages
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This book (Payne & Jones Book 1) introduces us to Jonathon Payne, handsome multimillionaire, and D.J. Jones, his best friend. They are former members of the MANIACS, a special operations group comprising the ten best men from the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. When Jon's girlfriend, Ariane, is kidnapped they decide to start their own investigation. They are going to need all their resources to find and rescue her. Initially they are unaware of the motive behind her kidnapping. It turns out a group of militant black men have kidnapped the white descendants of rich slave owners, and are planning to sell them into slavery in Africa as retribution.

Like all first books in a series, it has some issues that will probably be worked out as Kuzneski writes more of them. I believe there are currently eight in the series. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this fast-paced, action packed story with a few interesting plot twists and a unique concept. Overall, a good read that I would recommend to lovers of thrillers and action stories. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
This book is not for the faint of heart. It is filled with action but also with many thought provoking concepts, most notably, slavery of whites by blacks as a revenge for their past history.

How would you react if you were expecting your handsome boyfriend at the door and instead when you answer you are drugged and kidnapped and when you awake you know not where, you are a slave to a sadistic black man who says that a remote branch of your family enslaved his before the Civil War and now it's payback time?

Does anyone know where you are? Ariane, the kidnapped damsel, is fortunate because her boyfriend before leaving the US service, was a member of an elite taskforce which could handle just about anything. Jonathan and his buddy DJ track down the kidnappers on THE PLANTATION and work to rescue Ariane and 21 others in the same situation.

This is the first installment of the Payne & Jones series. I received book 3 as an ER and knew after reading that one that I wanted to read the beginning books in the series. The book was exciting and kept your attention but at times was a bit graphic in the violence of the situation. Definitely not bedtime material, but definitely a great read. ( )
  cyderry | Dec 9, 2011 |
Some of the details in this novel were so shocking that I had to put down my book and think about what I had just read. The story reverses the idea of slavery with caucasian families of previous slave owners being captured, trained and sold by the decendents of the slaves of said families. Kuzneski take the reader places that society shys to acknowlage, but the hero and his conquest make the ending that much more enjoyable. You root for the good guys from cover to cover. ( )
  tuffsme | Aug 29, 2011 |
very creepy, but very good ( )
  TriciaDM | Jul 14, 2011 |
Just brilliant. ( )
  vithimiris | Apr 16, 2011 |
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When Jonathan Payne's girlfriend is the latest in a string of people to be abducted, Jon and his best friend, David Jones, try to piece together the clues in a hunt that leads them to New Orleans and a violent and shocking secret.

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