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Dark Site

A Sam Dryden Novel

by Patrick Lee

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Dark Site by Patrick Lee
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  • Publishes in USA 
    May 28, 2019
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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From the author of Runner, Sam Dryden comes under attack from unknown forces as an unremembered episode from his past threatens more than just his life.

On an otherwise normal morning, former Special Forces operative Sam Dryden is the target of an unsuccessful attempted abduction. Using his attacker's cellphone, he learns that another person, a woman named Danica Ellis, is also being targeted. Dryden arrives just in time to save Danica from the assault team sent after her. But neither of them recognize the other, or have any idea why they are being targeted. The only clue is a heavily redacted, official-looking document given to Danica by her stepfather before he was killed.

Dryden immediately recognizes it as a "scrub file." A scrub file is a record of what a subject knew before their memories were chemically destroyed. The redacted document refers to witnesses to a secret military site in Ashland, Iowa in 1989. Both Dryden and Danica Ellis lived in Ashland in 1989, when they were both twelve years old, though neither of them has any memory of the other.

Switching back and forth between the present day, when Dryden and Danica try to elude the forces that are after them, and the past in Ashland, Iowa, when both were twelve, making a discovery that forever changed their lives, this latest Sam Dryden novel proves yet again that Patrick Lee is one of the most original, compelling thriller writers today.

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"Riveting...This is a compulsive, nail-biting, stay-up-all-night thriller." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"As always, Lee builds tension superbly...Lee manages to build character and create an audacious premise without ever taking his foot off the throttle." - Booklist (starred review)

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Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee is the author of the Sam Dryden novels, Runner and Signal, as well as the bestselling novels: The Breach, Ghost Country, and Deep Sky. Patrick Lee lives in Michigan.

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