Runner

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Macmillan, Feb 18, 2014 - Fiction - 328 pages
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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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User Review  - Vinbert - LibraryThing

Not my usual genre, this is tagged as sci fi, and it certainly does have some elements of it, however, I would term it more as a thriller. Excellent ideas, although I think they could have been better ... Read full review

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User Review  - bearlyr - LibraryThing

We've all heard the rumors about government mind control experiments, they are a bit frightening! Get ready for a story that shows just how scary it could be! No spoilers here, you'll have to read for yourself! This story will keep you engaged, and be prepared for some unexpected twists as well. Read full review

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PATRICK LEE lives in 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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