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Area native releasing two new books

by on January 11, 2014 10:59 AM

Fans of New York Times best-selling author and Indiana native Chris Kuzneski will get a double dose of their favorite adventure writer this year.

Kuzneski, 44, will have two novels arriving on bookstore shelves, probably late this spring.

One is “The Einstein Pursuit,” the next installment of the series featuring intrepid adventurers Jonathon Payne and David Jones. In the new novel they’ve been called to Stockholm to investigate an explosion in a rogue laboratory that eliminated some of the world’s top minds.

“The Hunters” is both the name of the new series Kuzneski is introducing and the first book in the series. In “The Hunters,” a billionaire assembles a ragtag group of criminals with special skills to find and recover the world’s greatest treasures.

Kuzneski’s website has a photo of him astride a motorcycle, and he said he learned to ride as part of his research for a future novel.

“Without a doubt,” he said, those hands-on experiences — like spending time at a shooting range to fire the weapons mentioned in his books and talking to service members at MacDill Air Force Base near his Tampa, Fla., home — are valuable in “getting the details right.”

Kuzneski’s books have been translated into 20 languages and published in more than 40 countries. He’ll now alternate novels between the two series. Meeting deadlines for two books a year doesn’t leave him time for recreational reading on his own.

“When actively writing I don’t read fiction at all,” he said. Any reading he does is for background purposes for his own stories.

And of all the stories he’s penned, Kuzneski feels “The Hunters” may have the best shot at being adapted for a motion picture.

“It’s very cinematic in nature,” he said.

Randy Wells has been a reporter and staff writer at The Indiana Gazette since 1988. His regular assignments include coverage of the Indiana County commissioners, Indiana Borough council and the Marion Center Area School District. His email address is
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