by Lee, Patrick, 1976-

Format: Large Print 2014
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Ex-soldier Sam Dryden is easing into a midnight run when a young girl darts from the shadows, fleeing a shadowy group of men following close behind. She's desperate but begs Sam to trust that she has a good reason not to go to the police. Instinctively, Sam believes her and helps her escape. Rachel's memory has been clouded by interrogation drugs, so she doesn't know exactly whom her pursuers are, but it's soon evident that their motives are connected to Rachel's powerful ability to read minds. Hunted by an enemy with seemingly infinite resources, including the world's most advanced satellite technology, Dryden strategically employs skills from his past in covert ops, taking Rachel from forest hideout to high-speed chases to track down the tidbits emerging from her memory. But the game changes when Dryden discovers why Rachel is being hunted, and he'll have to weigh his feelings for her against national security. Thriller fans, especially those drawn to conspiracies and espionage, will enjoy the cutting-edge weapons development, the anxiety-ridden showdown between cunning and technology, and the compellingly connected characters.--Tran, Christine Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A chance meeting on a California beach between Sam Dryden, a former Delta Ranger on a midnight jog, and Rachel, a 12-year-old fleeing heavily armed men, jump-starts this razor-sharp thriller from Lee (The Breach). Sam, who spent five years doing off-the-books black ops with an elite team, instinctively tries to save this terrified girl, who can't remember her background, or why these men are trying to kill her. Their escape takes them across the country while Rachel's slow recovery of her memory points to a sinister secret government project. Trained to read minds, Rachel possesses skills that make her an uncontrollable deadly weapon. 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. Still grieving over the death of his wife and child, Sam exudes compassion even in the midst of battle. His growing affection for Rachel adds texture to an adrenalin-fueled plot that begs for a sequel. Announced first printing of 100,000. Agent: Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary Management. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Sam Dryden series
#1 - Runner
#2 - Signal
#3 - Dark site
Subjects Retired military personnel -- Fiction.
Special forces (Military science) -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Escapes -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Thorndike, Maine :Center Point Large Print,2014
Edition Center Point Large Print edition.
Language English
Description 415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781628990744 (library binding : alk. paper)
1628990740 (library binding : alk. paper)
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