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Runner

A Sam Dryden Novel

by Patrick Lee

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Runner by Patrick Lee
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  • Published Feb 2014
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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?

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"Starred Review. Lee's precise detailing of technology and medical science recalls the best of Tom Clancy and Robin Cook, while his believable hero adds a Jack Reacher vibe." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Tension mounts right from the start in this nonstop action-packed narrative and seldom flags, as Lee (The Breach) continually blurs the lines between the good guys and the bad guys, with characters better rounded than usual in this genre." - Library Journal

"Readers who pick up Lee's latest should be prepared to miss their favorite television shows, since they won't put this book down long enough to watch them." - Kirkus

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Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee lives in Michigan. He is the author of three novels: The Breach, Ghost Country, and Deep Sky.

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