While out on a run in the middle of the night, he encounters a young girl on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she''s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal: to kill her. Dryden learns that the twelve-year-old can only remember the past two months, during which she''s been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. Beyond her own name, Rachel, she knows only that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and those in charge of them.Nonstop action and nonstop fun. -Providence JournalDryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident, agrees to help Rachel try to unravel and make sense of her own past, and to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he has extraordinary skills and experience-as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. However, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained forces on their heels are only part of the danger they must face. Because there''s something in Rachel''s past-and it''s more dangerous, and deadly, than Dryden can even imagine...Superbly engrossing.-USA Today This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.
This is the kind of concept that, as a writer, I wish I'd thought of, and I am envious of Mr. Lee's breathtaking execution of it. If you've ever read a thriller writer for the first time and thought, hmm, let me go buy the rest of his books, well, that's my reaction to this one. And I really like it when heroes like Dryden, ex-military guy with lots of high powered experience and skills, are put in situations that are believable and require as m..
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) I loved the "Breach" trilogy from Patrick Lee, and I absolutely enjoyed this book, the start of a series featuring Sam Dryden.What makes Lee good? This book is a prime example. He writes with a sparse but good pacing. He drops hints and creates a mystery. He leads the reader into the story.In this story, Dryden is out for a run, and stumbles across a small girl ..