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Blind Run Hardcover – April 1, 2003

4.6 out of 5 stars 60 customer reviews

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Lewin makes a shaky debut with this suspense novel that combines romance, rogue assassins and children in jeopardy with a dash of futuristic science. It's been three years since ex-CIA covert operative Ethan Decker's five-year-old son was murdered by a mysterious assassin. Decker has abandoned his wife, Sydney, and his job to hole up in a trailer in the New Mexico desert. He takes refuge in booze and self-pity until two children are unexpectedly dumped in his lap by Anna Kelsey, a former member of his elite investigative team. Danny and Callie are preteen siblings on the run from the Keepers, a secretive scientific institution specializing in genetic experimentation. After Kelsey is murdered by Marco Ramirez, the same man Decker believes is responsible for his son's death, he reluctantly goes on the road with the two children forced to solve the mystery behind Anna's murder, investigate the suspicious doings of the Keepers and protect Sydney, who seems to be the assassin's next target. Despite the fast pace, abundant action and ambitious premise, there are few surprises here. The plot turns feel like a composite of television action dramas and suspense novels of yore. The characters are thin, and the dialogue could use some vitamin supplements as well ("Opportunity knocked, I acted"). The implausible feel-good ending, involving 25 children on a boat bound for Canada, adds little to this uneven effort.
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Ethan Decker is living in an old trailer in the New Mexico desert, wallowing in self-pity and pain. His job as an operative for a very secret government agency is directly to blame for the death of his young son and his abandoning of his ex-wife. A member of the old team visits him with two young children in tow, and shortly thereafter she is killed in a murder that has all the markings of the assassin who killed his son. Now Ethan is desperate to protect his ex-wife, Sydney, and to find out who these children are, and why someone would be killed because of them. After Ethan rescues Sydney, they all embark on a cross-country odyssey that leads them from Champaign, Illinois, to Seattle, Washington, and finally to the island the children call home, all the while relentlessly pursued by men most likely from Ethan's old agency. Lewin's taut thriller is filled with hair-raising car chases and complex double crosses. Patty Engelmann
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345443225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345443229
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,028,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I was intrigued with Blind Run from the moment I saw the cover! Two figures running along a boardwalk, by the ocean, in the light of a full moon, invited my fingers to open the book and to discover why they were pictured in such distress.
The cover and then the characters kept my attention as I read on. Lewin has a way of describing the scenes vividly and her characters are mulitfacited.
Ethan Decker is the kind of man that heroes are made of. He's bound to do the right thing to accomplish his goal and keep those entrusted to his care safe during dangerous times. His complex character struggles with life issues that are common to all, yet he perseveres, without compromise, to protect the innocent when danger is at the doorstep.
Lewin is to be congratulated in her attempt to have good win over evil! She takes the reader down the twisted path of intrigue and keeps the reader guessing as to the ulterior motives of each character. She has a good balance between love and hate, deception and exposure, trust and doubt.
Two members of our family were rushing to finish the book at the same time so that the rest of us could share in the suspense. The read was captivating from the first page to the last, with your mind wishing there could be more!
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A wonderful suspense story! In the first chapter, we meet an agent who retired from life five years ago when his son was killed. A former co-agent drops two children at his trailer, and he finds her down the road, killed. The rest of the book he's running with the children from the killers, and his own past, trying to piece together what's happening. You will not want to put down this book!!
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I don’t usually read books about children in danger, but the first chapter of Blind Run grabbed me so I bought it, and I’m glad I did, although the number of children in danger finally reaches twenty-five. Former CIA officer Ethan Hunter is doing penance in the New Mexican desert for an operation that went south and ultimately resulted in the death of his son. When the last living member of his team finds him and leaves two children with him and goes away without explanation, Hunter follows her and finds her dead. He knows who killed her, the assassin Marco Ramirez who has promised to kill Hunter’s ex-wife, Sydney. Hunter takes the children and races to protect Sydney. He gets there in time to save her, but in the process two police officers are killed, which leaves him a wanted cop-killer. He takes Sydney and the children and races to Seattle to discover what’s wrong at an island research facility in Puget Sound. He has to use all his tradecraft to get on to the island, find Sydney and the children, and get them off alive.

Patricia Lewin knows how to wring all the suspense possible out of their cross country dash, upping the ante each time you pause to draw a breath. I recommend Blind Run - if you have time to read it in one go.
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I read Blind Run before its reissue, and always meant to leave a review but life and procrastination got in the way. So when I heard Ms. Lewin had reissued the book it was a perfect reminder to take care of unfinished business. One of the trademarks of a great read is that you remember the plot and characters for years after. And that is the case of Blind Run. I recently left another review of Lawrence Sanders, First Deadly Sin even though it had been years. But if a story stays with you readers need to know it's that good.

Blind Run has all the elements of a page turner as tragic protagonist Ethan Decker comes out of seclusion, join forces with a woman he still loves but has sent away to protect, and join forces again an unlikely hero, and one I didn't see coming. I love that she takes the reader from New Mexico into the Pacific Northwest with apt descriptions and well-researched data. I felt like I'd been traveling after I read Blind run. Moreover I'd participated in an adventure.
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I really liked this book. I am impressed how well written it is and what a good plot. I had hoped it wouldn't become a series... however the author hints maybe in her post story blurb. Strong believable characters and a frightening antagonist(s). I love special ops stories and this one kept me reading, and reading, and ......
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Secret Operations within the CIA - hired killers sent out on missions. But who is selecting the targets, and what is their motivation. Ethan Decker has abandoned the Agency and gone into hiding after his son was killed. Now he is drawn back into action, and past events were not all as they seemed. He is drawn into a deadly game, along with his ex-wife and two stray children. Events take him from New Mexico to Texas, to Illinois, to Washington State, and then to a mysterious compound on a private island in the San Juans (that group of islands accessed from Anacortes).

This is non-stop action with bodies piling up. Decker is never really sure about who is pulling the strings. There is a secret operation, very black, that is being covered up. Decker has his own hidden assets - one acquires those things just in case, and he gets some help from unexpected sources.

The only fault that I find with the book is that the author, like many authors, uses setting that she has not visited. The San Juan Islands are in a geographic pocket with a sunny, moderate climate - they are not rainy and dreary as described by the author, and are not bounded by the ocean. Also, there is no commercial ferry service to private islands in the group - the owners of such islands using private boats.
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