Excerpt from The Breach

I hope you had a great Mother’s Day and picked up a lot of great new books to read! Be sure to stop by at the end of the week when I’ll have a round-up of new releases for you!

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Here is a thriller that I picked up recently. You wouldn’t guess from the synopsis on Amazon that The Breach by Patrick Lee is science fiction; I have used a description from tor.com down below to give you a better idea! It is a good ride, with some interesting time travel paradox twists and turns and a cliffhanger ending. And you will find a hero who is not your typical good guy.

He stopped

For a moment he could only stare, too disoriented even to blink.

On the valley floor lay the wreck of a Boeing 747.

The Breach, by Patrick Lee

The action starts in the Alaskan wilderness where Chase, newly released from a 15-year prison sentence hikes alone, trying to come to grips with what to do with the rest of his life. A few hours after he hears a thunderous noise coming from a clear sky, he finds a crashed 747 in the middle of nowhere. When he examines the wreakage, he finds systematically executed bodies, including the first lady of the United States. But the first lady lasted long enough to leave a cryptic message that leads Travis to the killers who are torturing the two survivors of the devastation and the discovery of a strange glowing blue ball, which affects Travis in strange ways.

Our hero is too late to save the old man, but, at the nick of time, Chase does some quick shooting of his own and saves Paige, a covert operative, from the excruciating pain her sadistic captor is inflicting. Travis, who must have kept in shape in prison, carries Paige for several miles through the snow to the nearest town, where he is rewarded for his heroism by being shackled, hooded and flown to an equally desolate outpost in Wyoming.

There Travis and the reader begin to learn about the Breach of the title; a secret organization called Tangent set up to protect humanity from the powers the Breach is unleashing; and the immediate threat from the shimmering blue ball.

Description from https://www.tor.com/2009/12/24/patrick-lees-debut-novel-the-breach/

Comments

  1. It certainly doesn’t shout sci fi – I hope you’re enjoying it. The premise is intriguing, if rather gory and violent…

  2. You’re right. Even the cover doesn’t actually hint at science fiction. I’m very curious about this one!

    My TT from Warning Light

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