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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; 10th Impression edition (December 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061584452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061584459
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 4.1 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Starred Review. Lee's debut thriller pits ex-con ex-cop Travis Chase against increasingly dire odds as the action ratchets up like levels in a complex video game. Fresh out of prison, Travis sets out on a solo Alaskan trek, wanting nothing more than quiet time for introspection. Then he encounters a downed plane containing the dead bodies of the United States's first lady and several others, plus hints about a mysterious missing item. Armed with superior firepower and the instincts and savvy of a good cop, Travis tracks down the murderers, who are torturing hostage Paige Campbell to get her father, Peter, to reveal another clue. Travis manages to rescue Paige just as Peter confesses the information and is killed. His last words send Paige and Travis into a dangerous world of secrets and conspiracies, where they slowly learn about the eponymous Breach and meet progressively more menacing foes. It's all here: brilliantly devious enemies; nifty, innovative gadgets and weaponry; hang-on-to-your-hat action; and razor-sharp plot twists aplenty. (Jan.)
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“Audacious and terrifying-- and uncannily believable.” (Lee Child)

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Patrick Lee lives in Michigan. He is the author of three novels: The Breach, Ghost Country, and Deep Sky.

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171 of 181 people found the following review helpful By Dan Krokos on January 3, 2010
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I've tried reading thrillers before, but they never really thrilled me. Ticking clock, world's going to end, bulky hero with unlimited martial prowess. Boring.

Then I read The Breach and my concept of thriller was turned on its head. By page 8, Travis Chase stumbles across a downed plane with the First Lady on board. From then on the tension does not stop. There is no dreary exposition, drawn out descriptions, or useless subplots. Places to rest end up being the exact opposite.

At times, I put the book down to just think about how amazing it was. There are scenes I had to process bits at a time so that I was sure to savor every line.

And the action. Thrillers I've read before (and maybe I've just been unlucky, I've only read a few) have basic action. He shot the gun, he dove under the table, etc. The action is this book is so crisp, so visual, it's disturbing. Sometimes very disturbing.

All the high tension cards stack up until the end, when they're blown down in one big twist that will leave you shaking your head and smiling and wishing book 1 would morph into book 2 in your hands.
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78 of 85 people found the following review helpful By J. B Kraft VINE VOICE on January 3, 2010
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Patrick Lee's "The Breach" is delightful read, but a hard novel to characterize, combining elements of terrorism, special operations, and "X-Files" type mysteries. However one characterizes it, Lee keeps you on edge as it rips through an intricate plot peopled with characters of genuine complexity. Travis Chase is a former crooked-cop and ex-con. He has turned his back on his former life, and seeks a new one in Alaska, going off into the Alaskan Bush for a summer hike. While camping about 30 miles from the nearest settlement, he hears an unusual sound during a thunderstorm. Further on in his hike, he discovers a crashed unmarked 747. To his amazement, nobody is on the scene after 3 days, which he cannot fathom. Investigating the fuselage leads him to a murdered crew and dead passengers including the First Lady of the United States, who has left a note informing him that hostages have been taken and are being tortured nearby to secure a device of great national import which was on the plane. The note says for him to kill the hostiles and kill the survivors and call a number for help. Satellite phones have been destroyed, so Chase has to improvise, locating the people who caused the crash nearby. He observes a woman and a man being tortured. While the man is executed before he can intervene, Chase has contrived a plausible and clever plan to kill the hostiles, managing to save the woman, who has been severely injured. He knows the hostiles have other reinforcements and a helicopter nearby, but must strike out on a all-terrain vehicle for the nearest settlement with the injured girl. Eluding a helicopter, he manages to reach the village and call in assistance, but is unaware a deadly and literally invisible assassin has been launched to intercept and terminate him and the girl.Read more ›
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Kellie VINE VOICE on December 30, 2009
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This book is suspenseful and exciting, an action novel with a bit of mystery and science fiction thrown in.

Travis Chase finds a plane in pieces in a remote Alaskan countryside. I was immediately drawn into the story as Travis first tries to find out what happened and is then drawn into the situation, trying to discern who is good and bad and what is good and bad...not an easy task, a task that only gets more difficult as the story unfolds. Through many twists and surprises, the story unfolds, the excitement builds until the last surprise at the end.

This was a fun book to read, hard to put down, and impossible to predict. I was a little ambivalent about the ending, but I enjoyed it thoroughly anyway. I would recommend this book as a good read that is hard to put down.
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37 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Frank E. Trinkle VINE VOICE on February 17, 2010
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I read this novel while shipboard enroute from the Middle East back towards the Pacific. It was a good read and well written.. at least until the ending which is clearly setting up a series. I didn't appreciate that because it left me unfulfilled and feeling forced to buy his next in the series to get answers to questions left open in the book.

Nonetheless, it was a suspenseful and original thriller that was pretty good for killing transit time aboard ship. I'm not sure I would purchase it had I known that the ending would be a setup for at least one sequel.

Caveat emptor.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert Palmer on January 23, 2011
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The concept is actually quite an interesting twist on an old cliché: a secret facility deep underground run a pseudo government agency hiding something that could potentially destroy the Earth or save mankind. If it sounds a bit Stargate to you, you're not alone.

The Breach follows the meandering path of a fellow named Travis Chase. He's an ex-cop, ex-convict, and travelling through the Alaskan wilderness wondering what to do with his life when he comes across a downed 747 carrying the body of the first lady of the United States of America. That discovery leads him on a wild goose chase (which the character seems much too willing to go on) during which he rescues a femme fatale named Paige Campbell in an extremely gruesome and gory fashion.

The action has our heroes traipsing across the globe from Canada to Wyoming to Switzerland and back all before culminating in a bloody attempted coup at the secret base (known as Border Town).

Lee's characters (with the exception of Travis) feel like cardboard cutouts. None really approaches human in their level of detail or intensity. Indeed, the character that we're led to believe is the big baddy in this tale of sci-fi and watered-down physics doesn't even make an appearance until the end and then he's not even given a physical description.

Paige is another enigma. She's the leading heroine and can kick behind just as easily as Rambo or the Terminator but her origin makes those skill absurd. She's a college kid who is "drafted" into Tangent by her father--another character we meet once and then never see again, for good reason. There's a vague reference to her joining Spec Ops training but turning a cute coed into a killer warrants more than a paragraph.
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