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Runner by Patrick Lee
  

Runner

Part of the Sam Dryden Series
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The title and cover do nothing for this fantastic thriller. It is human, emotional, fast moving, complex and very, very good. With twists and turns and tense scenes in a deliberately uncertain world, we are shown cutting edge biological manipulation meeting high tech satellite development. Personal skills are used to correct the balance. Scientific government beings with little regard for individuals chase an ex-Special Forces man, Sam Lee, and a 12-year old girl Rachel. Rachel has a mind reading ability and although drugged by her captors she clearly has some knowledge or skills more dangerous than just mind reading. As the drugs wear off her secret will become clearer. Sam vows to protect her. It’s a lovely relationship, a chance meeting that leaves them both strangely and very much in need of the other. Highly recommended.

If you like Patrick Lee you might also like to read books by Simon Toyne, Lee Child and Derek B. Miller.

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Runner by Patrick Lee

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.

Reviews

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

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.

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Publication date

19th June 2014

Author

Patrick Lee

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www.patrickleefiction.com/

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781405914994

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