Dark Site: A Sam Dryden Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, May 28, 2019 - Fiction - 336 pages

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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User Review  - Darcia - LibraryThing

Take a day off, find a comfortable spot where you won't be disturbed, open this book, begin reading, and don't expect to blink until you've finished. Yes, this book is that good! Patrick Lee gives us ... Read full review

Dark Site: A Sam Dryden Novel

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Bestseller Lee’s riveting third Sam Dryden novel (after 2015’s Signal) reads like an amped-up version of TV’s Stranger Things. In the small town of Brookings, Ore., Danica Ellis is attacked in a store ... Read full review

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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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