The Death Relic (Hardcover)

By Chris Kuzneski

Putnam Adult, 9780399158995, 464pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2013



From the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza to the Caribbean ruins of Tulum, many lives will be lost while searching for The Death Relic...
Little remains of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations after being vanquished by the Spanish Empire. From the ashes of their cities emerged a unified legend: their conquerors possessed a mysterious artifact so powerful so deadly that it was known as the Death Relic. Despite its infamy, little else is known about the object, which was lost long ago.
When archaeologist Maria Pelati's research team disappears in the Yucatan Peninsula, she enlists Jonathon Payne and David Jones to find them. As they embark on their perilous mission, they realize that Maria's research could be the key to solving one of the darkest mysteries of the New World and unearthing the secret of the Death Relic.

About the Author

Chris Kuzneski is the internationally bestselling author of "The Secret Crown, The Prophecy," "The Lost Throne," "Sword of God," "Sign of the Cross," and "The Plantation." He grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Praise For The Death Relic

“Kuzneski’s writing has raw power.”—James Patterson

“Chris Kuzneski writes as forcefully as his tough characters act.”—Clive Cussler

"Chris Kuzneski has mastered the art of the quest novel, bringing to life lost treasures, exotic locales, and fresh conspiracies, as his trusty duo of Payne and Jones rely on their elite military training to slay bad guys, solve riddles, and save the day."—Lisa Gardner

“Chris Kuzneski is a remarkable writer, who completely understands what makes for a good story."—Nelson DeMille

"Kuzneski is a master in the making."—Vince Flynn