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Runner ☉ Runner PDF / Epub ❤ Author Patrick Lee – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 boar 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 chargeDryden, 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.


10 thoughts on “Runner

  1. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    2,5 starsRunner by Patrick Lee is the 1st in Sam Dryden Series and it s also the first book I ve read by this author.An action packed thriller with a bit of paranormal thrown in.A lot happens in the first part of the story but then the plot becomes so implausible and beyond far fetched.I eye rolled a couple of timesall these gadgets and bad guys chasing aroundthat s the reason why I didn t give it a full 3star rating I did like Sam Dryden, the main character but there wer 2,5 starsRunner by Patrick Lee is the 1st in Sam Dryden Series and it s also the first book I ve read by this author.An action packed thriller with a bit of paranormal thrown in.A lot happens in the first part of the story but then the plot becomes so implausible and beyond far fetched.I eye rolled a couple of timesall these gadgets and bad guys chasing aroundthat s the reason why I didn t give it a full 3star rating I did like Sam Dryden, the main character but there were so many secondary characters that made my head spin.By the time I reached the last pageI thought Whilst I didn t hate this book..I didn t exactly love it and I am not sure if I will read any other books by this author


  2. Frances Frances says:

    Out for a nightly jog, a retired Special Forces member, Sam Dryden encounters a very frightened young girl of 12 as she slams into him Gasping for breath, she begs him to hide her and not call the police Although alarm bells go off, Sam sees the terror in her eyes and makes a swift decision Grabbing her hand they start running searching for a place to hide as several men with flashlights are closing fast Runner is classed as science fiction however, Patrick Lee s writing is quite believable Out for a nightly jog, a retired Special Forces member, Sam Dryden encounters a very frightened young girl of 12 as she slams into him Gasping for breath, she begs him to hide her and not call the police Although alarm bells go off, Sam sees the terror in her eyes and makes a swift decision Grabbing her hand they start running searching for a place to hide as several men with flashlights are closing fast Runner is classed as science fiction however, Patrick Lee s writing is quite believable as he cleverly adds technology and medical science to a realistic and convincing plot Nonstop, heart pounding action throughout the entire book, it was a fast and exciting read


  3. Diane Diane says:

    This novel is like Jason Bourne meets Enemy of the State meets Minority Report In short, it s a kick ass thriller I inhaled this book in less than a day, pausing only to sleep And even while sleeping, I was thinking about the story.When Sam Dryden can t sleep, he likes to go for a jog One night he runs smack into a young girl, who is fleeing in terror from some guys who want to kill her Sam, who is ex military, agrees to help her escape What follows is 328 pages of awesomeness It turns o This novel is like Jason Bourne meets Enemy of the State meets Minority Report In short, it s a kick ass thriller I inhaled this book in less than a day, pausing only to sleep And even while sleeping, I was thinking about the story.When Sam Dryden can t sleep, he likes to go for a jog One night he runs smack into a young girl, who is fleeing in terror from some guys who want to kill her Sam, who is ex military, agrees to help her escape What follows is 328 pages of awesomeness It turns out the girl, Rachel, has some special skills that the government wants to control Sam grows attached to Rachel and thinks of her like a daughter, and he does his best to help There are a lot of good twists to the plot, and there was a fantastic reveal to the mystery of the girl s powers.I ve been reading a lot of thrillers lately, and this was a great one I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good heart pumping, non stop action fest


  4. Robert Robert says:

    The torrid pace produced eyestrain and finger cramps, as I flipped pages on my Kindle as fast as I could I literally raced ahead as if I were a RUNNER, which I am on most days And I might have forgotten who I was for about four hours or so Or possibly longer There s no real way to tell But my Kindle was juiced up and ready to go, and the story was filled with enough keyholes that I needed a better master than the one currently in my possession I slipped and slid, and I might have even brok The torrid pace produced eyestrain and finger cramps, as I flipped pages on my Kindle as fast as I could I literally raced ahead as if I were a RUNNER, which I am on most days And I might have forgotten who I was for about four hours or so Or possibly longer There s no real way to tell But my Kindle was juiced up and ready to go, and the story was filled with enough keyholes that I needed a better master than the one currently in my possession I slipped and slid, and I might have even broken my neck were I not sitting down, as the story took off faster than a Viper on the open road.Sam Dryden showedheart from the word go than I expected from a former Delta Forces member, and he sure as shit didn t mind hopping back in the game after an extended cooling off period But maybe he d never left the battlefield, or maybe all he needed was an excuse to strap a submachine gun to his chest and place himself in the line of fire Or it might have just been the right cause at the right time There s always the chance a Jedi mind trick was shoved in his direction, but that s all hearsay.Rachel showed plenty of poise and heart and even a bit of warm liquid goo She was the alpha without a true omega, and she might have needed saving Or then again, she might not But I liked her from the beginning, even if I didn t always understand her motivation Like the story itself, she kept me on my toes, as I danced around the landmines that seemed to await me every fifty feet or so.While the ending may have fit the story perfectly, that doesn t mean I have to like it But it worked, just like all the rest of it Now if I can bring my adrenaline rush back down to anormal speed, I might save myself and my heart from further complications.I received this book for free through NetGalley.Cross posted at Robert s Reads


  5. Eric Eric says:

    I really enjoyed this thriller, which felt like a cross between Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Identity and Stephen King s Firestarter Out for a late night run, protagonist Sam Dryden winds up on the run, aiding a mysterious girl named Rachel who has escaped from a facility with no memory of her life before her time there, chased by men professionals with orders to kill her The book never lets up, making it hard to put down Despite the breakneck pacing, there is a decent amount of depth to I really enjoyed this thriller, which felt like a cross between Robert Ludlum s The Bourne Identity and Stephen King s Firestarter Out for a late night run, protagonist Sam Dryden winds up on the run, aiding a mysterious girl named Rachel who has escaped from a facility with no memory of her life before her time there, chased by men professionals with orders to kill her The book never lets up, making it hard to put down Despite the breakneck pacing, there is a decent amount of depth to the characters, and in some cases they are not all they seem to be The climax was excellent, and earned, and the ending was neither oversimplified nor saccharine, which I appreciated While the novel did not set up for a sequel, I would definitely enjoy readingabout its main characters, if the author chose to revisit them.Full disclosure I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review


  6. Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead says:

    Read my review here here Holy smokes, this book went from 0 to 60 in less than 2 pages and I loved it Packed with non stop action, this book had my heart rate going like I was the one running instead of the characters.Action, suspense, and mind control Runner has a supernatural element that blended flawlessly into the storyline I love paranormal and supernatural books so this was an added bonus The supernatural element is so perfectly placed, Read my review here here Holy smokes, this book went from 0 to 60 in less than 2 pages and I loved it Packed with non stop action, this book had my heart rate going like I was the one running instead of the characters.Action, suspense, and mind control Runner has a supernatural element that blended flawlessly into the storyline I love paranormal and supernatural books so this was an added bonus The supernatural element is so perfectly placed, even people who normally don t take a walk down the supernatural side, will enjoy the storyline.It s good to know a super secret ex military man when you are on the run.We have an ex military former government agent that can fight the bad guys while maintaining a soft side for the girl he is trying to save.Action, suspense, plus a storyline, oh my It has a good storyline made even better by two strong lead characters One an adult, the other a child One with no past, running from danger The other with a past, running to forget I loved Sam and Rachel In the beginning you think Sam is saving Rachel but really, before Rachel came into Sam s life, Sam wasn t living He was going through the motions The story was simply suspense filled The idea that the government could use people as weapons and then kill them off without a second thought is not so far fetched The bad guys were icky bad, and the action was plenty.The story itself is told from multiple points of view and it works effectively I loved the pace, characters, and the ending Definitely look forward toin this series


  7. Sean Peters Sean Peters says:

    My first book by the author Patrick Lee.Read many reviews and recommendations for this book including Lee Childs.Did I really love this bookNOAction thriller, maybea far fetched sci fi thriller with lot of plot that becomes to far fetched, in fact maybe a little silly and quite heavy going.It starts out with retired special forces Sam Dryden out for a run He runs into this young girl named Rachel who is running from these men with guns So he decides to help her The longer he runs wit My first book by the author Patrick Lee.Read many reviews and recommendations for this book including Lee Childs.Did I really love this bookNOAction thriller, maybea far fetched sci fi thriller with lot of plot that becomes to far fetched, in fact maybe a little silly and quite heavy going.It starts out with retired special forces Sam Dryden out for a run He runs into this young girl named Rachel who is running from these men with guns So he decides to help her The longer he runs with her thehe learns about her and the people that are chasing her The deeper he gets into this the harder it is to keep them a live.Action parts, chase scenes and pace were good. sometimes.Over developed and over the top story, with too many characters that it becomes confusing.I did like the main character in Sam Dryden, and believe this character will grow with the author.But this books falls way behind on a collection of great action thrillers I have read lately.Not sure if I would recommend this book, maybe adding the far fetched plot in this book put me off.So only 3 stars from me


  8. Paul Paul says:

    3.25 stars this is indeed a fast paced thriller my main problem with it is a real need to suspend disbelief throughout this novel would almost be better served as a screenplay as it has cinematic prose filled with lots of action the problem was in believiabilitythan anything and if you can overcome that and enjoy unadulterated occasionally absurd escapism this could be a title for you


  9. Rosie Rosie says:

    Sam Dryden, a former soldier, is out running one evening when he meets Rachel, an 11 year old girl who is being hunted by a Government agency All she can remember about herself is what has happened to her in the last 2 months Sam helps Rachel escape from her hunters and find out who she really is He discovers that Rachel is a very dangerous little girl The story is fast paced and action packed right from the start and doesn t slow down at all I was never bored with it, though at times I had Sam Dryden, a former soldier, is out running one evening when he meets Rachel, an 11 year old girl who is being hunted by a Government agency All she can remember about herself is what has happened to her in the last 2 months Sam helps Rachel escape from her hunters and find out who she really is He discovers that Rachel is a very dangerous little girl The story is fast paced and action packed right from the start and doesn t slow down at all I was never bored with it, though at times I had difficulty keeping up with the pace This was probably due to not having much time to read I really liked Sam He was loveable and such a hero The storyline was clever and surprising and I will definitely be reading the next one in the series I recommend giving this one a go, particularly if you are a fan of Lee Child I noticed some similarities in the way they write, though I much prefer Sam Dryden to Jack Reacher


  10. Rizwan Rizwan says:

    Another surefire winner from the new master of high concept suspense thrillers Patrick Lee I picked up this book to immerse myself in a quick read action thriller for a few days, and Lee didn t disappoint I guess that s an understatement, not only did Lee didn t disappoint, he crossed my expectations in leaps and bounds The initial plot sounded simple enough Sam Dryden was an ex soldier and some ex deep black if I tell you I have to kill you stuff who lost his wife and daughter in an accide Another surefire winner from the new master of high concept suspense thrillers Patrick Lee I picked up this book to immerse myself in a quick read action thriller for a few days, and Lee didn t disappoint I guess that s an understatement, not only did Lee didn t disappoint, he crossed my expectations in leaps and bounds The initial plot sounded simple enough Sam Dryden was an ex soldier and some ex deep black if I tell you I have to kill you stuff who lost his wife and daughter in an accident and since then was almost a living dead person One night in an insomniac feat, he went on a midnight run on boardwalk beside the beach, and suddenly got himself collided with a twelve year old little girl who was running for her life Some bad people were after her and wanted to kill her They kept her locked inside a facility She didn t know why, her memory was lost She couldn t remember any thing beside her name Rachel In that instant, for the first time in so many years, Sam got someone to care for, to help Of course he s going to help her And so began a breathless, edge of seat, thrill a minute nonstop chase novel that would keep the reader glued to the words and the pages would almost go flyby themselves But that s only half the story I know what many readers should be thinking right now even while I was enjoying it greatly, I admit I was thinking the same thing , sure it is suspenseful, but still its nothing new A dark, brooding lone hero who just happened to be in the right place at the right time to save an innocent kid from some despicable psycho killers Its predictable, it happened many times before in various novels and movies Yeah, not so much One thing Patrick Lee s novels are NOT, that is being predictable He has an amazing knack for starting a novel with a seemingly ordinary plot and then completely turn it s head on itself to make it anything but ordinary or normal This one is no exception For about the first half of the book, the story is essentially one chase sequence after another where the bad guys kept tracking the duo with ultra modern satellite techs and Dryden kept invading them with increasingly ingenious ways Run, run, runWhile on the run, both of them tried to delve deeper into the forgotten realms of Rachel s memories to make a sense of everything, and this is where the plot took some wild turns to set itself apart from other conventional chase thriller to become something truly unique and extraordinary And you do have to go Holy shit in some revelations, which in less capable hands could have easily beenHoly shit, its awful , but from Lee it s perfectly becameHoly shit, its awesomeAll that awesomeness not only lies with great storytelling, but also and muchimportantly with some great characterizations to make the main characters seem real with flesh blood and thoughts and happiness and sadness and everything that make them human, where Patrick Lee excelled in spectacular style as well Because even though the book started as an action thriller, make no mistake this is a 100% character driven thoughtful thriller where the main action is going in one s head inways than one The linchpin of the whole story is the relationship between Sam and Rachel Both of these characters were painted with so much care and perfect detailing that you can almost touch the sorrow and pain behind Sam s hard exterior for the loss of his family and the love and fatherly affection he felt for Rachel And in case of Rachel, the hardship and constant fear that went through her for her life, for her forgotten memories and for losing the only kind loving caring feeling from Sam that made her warm instead of the ever present cold, really makes the reader s heart ache for this little kid The relation and the emotions of both of these two characters were so well drawn and realistic that you completely believe the decisions they made later on which were key to the storyline In case of bad guys, its not as black and white as one would think Evenso that after a certain time the reader would totally not sure who was the actual good guy here and who s bad That s another win for Lee, because he made the whole plot took place so completely in morally gray area that reader has to pause and think about the implications, about the ethics and what s right wrong, and the basic human rights that should not, under any circumstances, be violated The science stuff and all the military experiments are truly scary and not as science fictiony as one would think The nonfiction book The Men Who Stare at Goats came to my mind while reading, for example After 9 11, we are living in a new, unfamiliar dark world where the human moral values and what should or should not be done regularly get bulldozed by what needs to be done by any means necessary I for one won t be much surprised if some of these stuffs really do come to fruition in the near future, or even already has become some form of reality in some dark corners of the world When you set aside puny things like human rights or ethical dilemma in the name of greater good , any thing is possible.All in all, I couldn t have ask for a better breakneck speeding shot like a bullet and never let up mindblowing thrillride from Patrick Lee I loved his earlier Breach Trilogy, and since then to me he was one of the new thriller authors to look out for, and after Runner, he certainly became one of my new favorite thriller authors The innovative plot, The smooth writing, the brisk pacing, the no nonsense attitude in storytelling is so refreshing and addictive that each of he novels as of now I read all of them The Breach Ghost Country Deep Sky Runner grabbed me from the very first page and never let go until the very end And speaking of end, I did have some major dissatisfaction with the ending of his last novel Deep Sky , but here the finishing was immensely satisfying, with some touches of heartfelt sadness Although I think there are some minor loose ends, as I found out another Sam Dryden novel is due out this year, I m guessing they will be addressed and resolved in the upcoming sequel or sequels From today, I m impatiently waiting for the next Sam Dryden thriller Signal


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