Patrick Lee - Author

About the Author

Patrick Lee lives in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is the author of three previous novels: The Breach (a New York Times Bestseller), Ghost Country, and Deep Sky.

Featured books by Patrick Lee

Runner

Runner

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Runner is a pulse-pounding, A-grade adventure thriller from acclaimed author Patrick Lee. Sam Dryden was done being a hero. But when, acting on instinct, he hides a terrified young girl from a group of well-armed pursuers, his fate is sealed. Eleven-year-old Rachel can't remember much, but she knows she was imprisoned by the men trying to kill her. And that she is important to them. In Dryden, though, Rachel has found the perfect protector. An ex-soldier with the kind of elite military career he's not at liberty to talk about, Dryden's a man well versed in secrets, and driven to do what's right. But hunted and on the run, it's only as Rachel's memory returns that Dryden begins to fully appreciate the scale of the dangers they face. And then only one thing matters: Don't. Get. Caught. Introducing a fantastic new series character, ex-soldier Sam Dryden. Runner is an outstanding high-concept thriller that grips and entertains like your favourite Hollywood action movie. For those who love Lee Child, Simon Toyne and Dan Brown, Patrick Lee's rollercoaster of a thriller is not to be missed. Praise for Runner: Patrick Lee is a huge talent and Runner is his best book yet - breathless, involving, smart, and completely convincing . (Lee Child). Pure adrenaline rush ...an action-packed novel brimming with complex characters as well as genuine heart. Not to be missed . (Lisa Gardner). An amazing, high speed, hi-octane novel than moves faster than most people can read. Rarely is a story both plot driven and character driven, but Runner does this and more . (Nelson DeMille). I'm going to sue Patrick Lee for giving me whiplash: that's how furiously paced this book is. A terrific cast of characters, unrelenting action - strap in and enjoy the ride . (Jesse Kellerman). Patrick Lee lives in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is the author of three previous novels: The Breach (a New York Times Bestseller), Ghost Country, and Deep Sky.

Other books by Patrick Lee

Only to Die Again Sam Dryden Thriller 2

Only to Die Again Sam Dryden Thriller 2

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2015

Readers of Lee Child and Dan Brown will love this outstanding high-concept thriller by Patrick Lee 'Patrick Lee is a huge talent' Lee Child *** A DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP The middle of the night. Sam Dryden takes a call from an old friend from his days in the military. She needs his help. Urgently. There's no further explanation. A RACE AGAINST TIME Two hours later, Dryden and his former teammate smash their way in to a remote desert shack. Inside they discover four young girls, caged and threatened with death by their abductor. Dryden acts. AN IMPOSSIBLE SECRET But how had Dryden's friend known what about to unfold? Why was it so important that they flee the scene before the police arrive? Only one thing is certain: Dryden is now facing a ruthless enemy that always seems to be one step ahead . . . Praise for Patrick Lee: 'Audacious and terrifying - uncannily believable' Lee Child 'Pure adrenaline rush . . . an action-packed novel brimming with complex characters as well as genuine heart. Not to be missed' Lisa Gardner 'Patrick Lee is in a word: Brilliant. Less a novel, than an adventure, it left me breathless and awed. It's explosive, innovative and ultimately mind-blowing. Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last' James Rollins 'An amazing, high speed, hi-octane novel than moves faster than most people can read. Rarely is a story both plot driven and character driven, but Runner does this and more' Nelson DeMille 'I'm going to sue Patrick Lee for giving me whiplash: that's how furiously paced this book is. A terrific cast of characters, unrelenting action - strap in and enjoy the ride' Jesse Kellerman 'A thriller done right. It literally begs to be read in one sitting . . . Patrick Lee is the real deal' Steve Berry 'WOW! Double Wow! Starkly original . . . mind-blowing' Stephen Coonts

Signal

Signal

Author: Patrick Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Sam Dryden lives quietly in a small coastal town in southern California, buying and fixing up old houses. It's good physical work that he's come to love. But his peaceful life is shattered when he gets a phone call from an old friend in trouble. A phone call that pulls Dryden into the middle of a situation that's as violent as it is baffling.For FBI agent Marnie Calvert, it all begins at a secluded trailer in the Mojave Desert-the scene of a horrifying crime, but also of an impossible and mysterious act of heroism. At least, it should have been impossible. Determined to learn the truth, what Calvert discovers leads her to Sam Dryden-an ex-Special Forces operative whose ordinary life has suddenly become anything but. Through their actions, Dryden and Calvert have unknowingly placed themselves in the cross-hairs of a frightening and dangerous enemy, the result of a generations-long conspiracy finally coming to fruition. What these people have is a technology that allows them to affect events before they even happen. How they are planning to use it, however, will result in the death of millions. To defeat them, Dryden will need to do more than think fast-he'll need to think around corners, and face down an enemy that can seize on his mistakes before he even makes them. Following the national bestseller Runner, Sam Dryden, Patrick Lee's most indelible creation, returns in one of the most compelling, breathless thrillers yet---Signal.

Runner

Runner

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Runner is a pulse-pounding, A-grade adventure thriller from acclaimed author Patrick Lee. Sam Dryden was done being a hero. But when, acting on instinct, he hides a terrified young girl from a group of well-armed pursuers, his fate is sealed. Eleven-year-old Rachel can't remember much, but she knows she was imprisoned by the men trying to kill her. And that she is important to them. In Dryden, though, Rachel has found the perfect protector. An ex-soldier with the kind of elite military career he's not at liberty to talk about, Dryden's a man well versed in secrets, and driven to do what's right. But hunted and on the run, it's only as Rachel's memory returns that Dryden begins to fully appreciate the scale of the dangers they face. And then only one thing matters: Don't. Get. Caught. Introducing a fantastic new series character, ex-soldier Sam Dryden. Runner is an outstanding high-concept thriller that grips and entertains like your favourite Hollywood action movie. For those who love Lee Child, Simon Toyne and Dan Brown, Patrick Lee's rollercoaster of a thriller is not to be missed. Praise for Runner: Patrick Lee is a huge talent and Runner is his best book yet - breathless, involving, smart, and completely convincing . (Lee Child). Pure adrenaline rush ...an action-packed novel brimming with complex characters as well as genuine heart. Not to be missed . (Lisa Gardner). An amazing, high speed, hi-octane novel than moves faster than most people can read. Rarely is a story both plot driven and character driven, but Runner does this and more . (Nelson DeMille). I'm going to sue Patrick Lee for giving me whiplash: that's how furiously paced this book is. A terrific cast of characters, unrelenting action - strap in and enjoy the ride . (Jesse Kellerman). Patrick Lee lives in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is the author of three previous novels: The Breach (a New York Times Bestseller), Ghost Country, and Deep Sky.

CoffeeScripts in Action

CoffeeScripts in Action

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

DESCRIPTION At the heart of JavaScript is a beautiful little language. Unfortunately, that inner beauty is clouded with awkward syntax and structure. CoffeeScript is a new way to write JavaScript, providing Ruby-like readability and a more expressive syntax. It compiles into standard JavaScript and works on all implementations without modification. CoffeeScript in Action is a tutorial that teaches how, where, and why to use CoffeeScript. It begins by quickly exposing readers to CoffeeScript's new, but instantly-familiar syntax. Then, it explores programming challenges that illustrate CoffeeScript's unique advantages. Language junkies will especially appreciate how this book takes idioms from other programming languages and shows how CoffeeScript makes them available in JavaScript. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Full coverage of CoffeeScript's syntax and structure Illustrates CoffeeScript's unique advantages Covers best practices and patterns for web app development AUDIENCE This book is written for developers with exposure to JavaScript. No prior exposure to CoffeeScript is required. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY CoffeeScript is a programming language that is very close to JavaScript that compiles (or transpiles) to JavaScript.

Runner

Runner

Author: Patrick Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 18/02/2014

Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal-to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn't know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life-and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he's a man with the extraordinary skills and experience-as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel's own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?

Deep Sky

Deep Sky

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

Lee has an intense brand of storytelling....[He's] the real deal. Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key Patrick Lee's extraordinary Breach trilogy comes to an explosive and breathtaking conclusion with Deep Sky-as Travis Chase of the ultra-secret government agency Tangent finally comes face to face with the decision that could determine the ultimate fate of the world. With The Breach, Ghost Country, and now Deep Sky, Patrick Lee has established himself as a major voice in the thriller genre, combining ingenious scenarios with non-stop action and X-Files-like strangeness. His electrifying fiction has earned exuberant praise from a host of New York Times bestselling masters of suspense ( Audacious and terrifying -Lee Child, Brilliant...Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last -James Rollins, WOW! Double Wow!...Makes Tom Clancy look like the slowest child in the class. -Stephen Coonts). Everything ends here...and there is nowhere on Earth to hide.

Deep Sky

Deep Sky

Author: Patrick Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2011

The anomaly called the Breach is the governments most carefully guarded secret.But there is another secret even less known . . . and far more terrifying.As the U.S. President addresses the nation fromthe Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House. In a lightning flash, the Chief Executive is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins motives: See Scalar.Now Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangentcaretakers of the Breach and all its grim wondersalong with partner and lover Paige Campbell and technology expert Bethany Stewart, have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery once spoken of in terrified whispers by the long since silenced. But their breakneck race cross-countryand back through time and malleable memoryis calling the total destructive might of a shadow government down upon them. For Travis Chase has a dark destiny he cannot be allowed to fulfill . . .

Ghost Country

Ghost Country

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

In a word: Brilliant....It left me breathless and awed....Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last. -James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of Eden WOW! Double Wow!...Ghost Country by Patrick Lee will make Asimov and Heinlein cheer with the angels. The techno-thriller meets Sci-Fi, and the result is mind-blowing. -Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Disciple Patrick Lee reinvented and revitalized the contemporary thriller with his extraordinary debut The Breach ( Audacious and terrifying -Lee Child). Now his conflicted ex-cop/ex-con hero Travis Chase is back in the breathtaking follow-up Ghost Country. Both Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz fans, X-Files aficionados and devotees of FOX TV's Fringe, will be blown away by Lee's Ghost Country-a nightmarish tale of a nefarious plot unleashed at the highest levels of government that will bring about the end of everything in a matter of a few short months.

Ghost Country

Ghost Country

Author: Patrick Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 28/12/2010

In a word: Brilliant.It left me breathless and awed.Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last.James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of EdenWOW! Double Wow!...Ghost Country by Patrick Lee will make Asimov and Heinlein cheer with the angels. The techno-thriller meets Sci-Fi, and the result is mind-blowing.Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of DisciplePatrick Lee reinvented and revitalized the contemporary thriller with his extraordinary debut The Breach (Audacious and terrifying Lee Child). Now his conflicted ex-cop/ex-con hero Travis Chase is back in the breathtaking follow-up Ghost Country. Both Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz fans, X-Files aficionados and devotees of FOX TVs Fringe, will be blown away by Lees Ghost Countrya nightmarish tale of a nefarious plot unleashed at the highest levels of government that will bring about the end of everything in a matter of a few short months.

Abortion and Unborn Human Life

Abortion and Unborn Human Life

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2010

Is it ever morally right to procure an abortion, to help procure one, or to perform one? Patrick Lee surveys the main philosophical arguments in favor of the moral permissibility of abortion and refutes them point by point. In a calm and philosophically sophisticated manner, he presents a powerful case for the pro-life position and a serious challenge to all of the main philosophical arguments on behalf of the pro-choice position. Lee's method is strictly philosophical, with special attention given to authors in the broadly analytical school of thought. He contends that what is killed in abortion is indeed an individual human being. Attempts to argue otherwise are carefully presented and criticized, as are other attempts to justify abortion morally. Since 1996 when the first edition of Abortion and Unborn Human Life appeared, the debate about the morality of abortion has not subsided. From the standpoint of philosophy many issues have become clearer. Accordingly, Patrick Lee confirms his position that unborn human beings have an equal and inherent dignity and are subjects of basic rights from the moment of fertilization. In this second edition, Lee provides significant updates in view of recent developments. Lee argues that what is at stake in this debate about how to treat unborn human beings is whether we will or will not recognize the fundamental equal dignity possessed by every human being, simply by virtue of being the kind of being he or she is. This is a significantly updated edition of Lee's bestselling book on the moral questions of abortion.

Breach

Breach

Author: Patrick Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2010

Audacious and terrifyingand uncannily believable.Lee ChildNew York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series, Lee Child, was blown away by The Breachand you will be, too! A novel of unrelenting suspense and nonstop surprises, The Breach immediately rockets author Patrick Lee into the V.I.P. section of the thriller universe. A treat for Jack Bauer (24) fans and X-Files aficionados, it is a white-knuckle roller-coaster ride that combines the best of Dean Koontz and Michael Crichton with a healthy dollop of Indiana Jones thrown into the mixthe perfect secret agent/government conspiracy/supernatural adventure.

The Breach

The Breach

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2010

Audacious and terrifying-and uncannily believable. -Lee Child New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series, Lee Child, was blown away by The Breach-and you will be, too! A novel of unrelenting suspense and nonstop surprises, The Breach immediately rockets author Patrick Lee into the V.I.P. section of the thriller universe. A treat for Jack Bauer ( 24 ) fans and X-Files aficionados, it is a white-knuckle roller-coaster ride that combines the best of Dean Koontz and Michael Crichton with a healthy dollop of Indiana Jones thrown into the mix-the perfect secret agent/government conspiracy/supernatural adventure.

Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

Author: Patrick Lee, Robert P. George Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2009

Profoundly important ethical and political controversies turn on the question of whether biological life is an essential aspect of a human person, or only an extrinsic instrument. Lee and George argue that human beings are physical, animal organisms - albeit essentially rational and free - and examine the implications of this understanding of human beings for some of the most controversial issues in contemporary ethics and politics. The authors argue that human beings are animal organisms and that their personal identity across time consists in the persistence of the animal organisms they are; they also argue that human beings are essentially rational and free and that there is a radical difference between human beings and other animals; criticize hedonism and hedonistic drug-taking; present detailed defenses of the prolife positions on abortion and euthanasia; and defend the traditional moral position on marriage and sexual acts.

Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

Author: Patrick Lee, Robert P. George Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2007

Profoundly important ethical and political controversies turn on the question of whether biological life is an essential aspect of a human person, or only an extrinsic instrument. Lee and George argue that human beings are physical, animal organisms - albeit essentially rational and free - and examine the implications of this understanding of human beings for some of the most controversial issues in contemporary ethics and politics. The authors argue that human beings are animal organisms and that their personal identity across time consists in the persistence of the animal organisms they are; they also argue that human beings are essentially rational and free and that there is a radical difference between human beings and other animals; criticize hedonism and hedonistic drug-taking; present detailed defenses of the prolife positions on abortion and euthanasia; and defend the traditional moral position on marriage and sexual acts.

Abortion and Unborn Human Life

Abortion and Unborn Human Life

Author: Patrick Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1996

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