Series: The Hunters #1
Genres: Action, Adventure
Release Date: January 3, 2013
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The first in a brand new series from the international bestseller Chris Kuzneski - "If you seek, they will find"
The Hunters: a team of renegades - an ex-military leader, a historian, a computer whiz, a weapons expert and a thief - financed by a billionaire philanthropist are tasked with finding the world's most legendary treasures.
The Mission: recover a vast Romanian treasure that was stolen by the Russians nearly a century ago. Fearing a Germany victory in World War 1, the Romanian government signed a deal to guarantee the safety of the country's most valuable artifacts until after the war. In 1916 two treasure trains full of gold and the most precious objects of the Romanian state - paintings, jewellery from the Royal family, ancient Dacien artifacts - were sent to the underground vaults in the Kremlin only to be lost to the Romanian people forever as Russia severed all diplomatic relations with the country and scattered the treasure to its outlying regions. With a haul valued at over $3.5 billion dollars, everyone wants to claim the vast treasure but its location has remained a mystery, until now.
Can the Hunters succeed where all others have failed?
I have been wanting to read this book for sometime now and with a movie deal in the works…I wanted to read it before the movie came out. So I got my hands on a copy and here are my thoughts on it.
I do like the action-adventure genre. I thought this book was good but not great. The writing was well done. He did a great job of researching the details and also including imaginative elements. For me it wasn’t great because the team was so spread out. They were like planets in a solar system, all doing their thing but not necessarily tied together. While reading the story I have to keep remembering where this character is and that character is and sometimes one of the team members is off doing something that no one knows about (including the reader). Not really what I like in an action adventure when a team is involved. To me a team, military or mercenary, should be like family…maybe dysfunctional, maybe estranged, but still family.
Although I did not think it was a great book, I am looking forward to seeing what the movie brings. I will keep reading this series because I have hope he will pull the team together as he has for his other series with Payne & Jones….they crack me up.