review by Maryom
Fearing the advance of German troops in WW1, the Romanian government organised the removal of the country's treasures - art, jewellery and lots of gold. Shipped to Russia it somehow got lost during the turbulent years of war and revolution. Now a team is being put together to try and track it down...
The Hunters is the first of a new series from Chris Kuzneski - and it has a little bit of feel of the TV pilot programme about it. A crack team has been assembled of three men and two women, all experts in their fields - from leading military operations, stealing to order, knowing all there is to about computers or guns to an in-depth knowledge of languages and history. They're still at the stage of getting to know each other - trying to prove their worth, a combination of bonding and jostling for position in the team - and this takes up rather a lot of the story-line.
The opening chapters really had me gripped but then I felt things sagged a little before coming to an all-action climax. It wasn't quite my sort of action thriller. There was far too much detail on guns and armaments - I know this sort of detail probably thrills a lot of readers but for me a gun is a gun. I'd have liked it balanced in the team's research methods which mostly seemed to be take a lucky guess.
Taken all round, an interesting start to a series that I hope will improve as it goes along.
Maryom's review - 3.5 stars
Publisher - Headline Publishing
Genre - Adult Action Adventure
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