The Breach [NOOK Book]

Overview

Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door.

It is the world's best-kept secret—and its most terrifying.

Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of the President of the United States. Though a nightmare of monumental ...

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The Breach

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Overview

Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door.

It is the world's best-kept secret—and its most terrifying.

Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of the President of the United States. Though a nightmare of monumental proportions, it pales before the terror to come, as Chase is dragged into a battle for the future that revolves around an amazing artifact.

Allied with a beautiful covert operative whose life he saved, Chase must now play the role he's been destined for—a pawn of incomprehensible forces or humankind's final hope—as the race toward Apocalypse begins in earnest.

Because something is loose in the world.

And doomsday is not only possible . . . it is inevitable.

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Editorial Reviews

Lee Child
“Audacious and terrifying-- and uncannily believable.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061962059
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/29/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 4,198
  • File size: 956 KB

Meet the Author

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

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Great

    Reads like a Dan Brown novel. Non stop action, great character development, clever storyline.

    ( P.s., try not to read previous rambling reviews by idiots that for some reason feel compelled to reveal plot details. I'm sure you would probably like to read the book yourself.)

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

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    Like a Kurt Vonnegut Action Novel

    I really enjoyed this tale with a new action hero Travis Chase who is a mix of John McClane meeting Harry Bosch. Chase is someone who did something wrong and ended up spending twelve years in prison. When he gets out he is offered a position in his brother's computer company but instead decides to go someplace where nobody knows him so he can be alone and find himself. He ends up in Alaska hiking through sections of Alaskan wilderness. While on one of these hikes a 747 jet crashes close to him. Travis goes to investigate.

    He finds everyone aboard dead but notices that among them is the first lady, who has scrawled a note. The note tells him to kill the people that did this as a matter of natural security and to call a phone number and let "Tangent" know what happened.

    The bad guys that did this have apparently taken a father and daughter prisoner and are torturing the daughter in front of the father to get him to tell them something. His willpower is slowly fading and Travis decides to take aciton to start killing the bad guys and try to rescue the two people. This leads to battles with numerous bad guys like a Die Hard movie.

    We find out that everything is related to an underground desert base controlled by Tangent, a covert government group. In that base an experiment with ion colliders has created a "breach" in maybe the fabric of time and space. Through the breach come different "entities" which are objects with different types of powers. The most powerful object is the object known as Whisper. I kind of likened the objects to the various mutants of the X-Men and The Whisper as being like Magneto.

    The book moves as breakneck speed and little by little we learn what Travis had done to land him in prison We also learn that Whisper seems to know all that will happen regardless of whether the predictable or unpredictable is done. Everything that happens seems to center around Travis and it is up to him to defeat the bad guys and Whisper or the world could face dire consequences. Virtually impossible to put this book down! Highly recommended.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2010

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    Great book!

    I started reading and could not put this book down. The author did a great job of keeping the plot moving in directions that were surprising and unexpected. Great read! I give this book a high read recommendation!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended - Check it out.

    The Breach was exceptional, well written and can't wait for the next ones!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2010

    fantastic debut

    I read this book non stop till the ending. What a great debut!! I'm always looking for new authors and this guy has the potential to be right at the top of the best selling authors of today. I look forward the next book in the series. Keep up the good work!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Great Book

    Great book! Hooked me right at the beginning and right up to the end. Will definitely buy this author/series in the future.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Into "The Breach"

    This was the first book by Patrick Lee I've read and I will definately look for others books by Lee. Lots of plot twists including the ending. Like most thrillers, there are some very dificult situations from which there seems to be no escape. Most are plausible. Characters and scenes are developed well. Not easy to stop reading at any time.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    The Breach

    Had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen!!! I wasn't disappointed!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    this is a terrific action-packed thriller with a science fiction time paradox twist

    A former Minnesota cop who became a convict due to a crime of passion, Travis Chase served his time and left the Lower Forty-eight to start over in the Yukon though he is unsure what he will do. Hiking along in the remote wilderness, Travis comes across a wrecked jet that for the most part stayed intact. Shockingly, the crew and passengers did not die in the crash, but from assassinations; the dead died from bullet wounds to the head.

    He finds a secret compartment containing one passenger who died from the loss of blood, but left a note explaining what happened. Travis cannot fathom why the First Lady was in an unmarked plane flying over the Alaskan wilderness. In her note she gives gruesome instructions to kill all involved even those on our side. However, he disobeys her orders to kill all when he sees the torture of two elderly people even if worldwide destruction may be caused by them. Travis assumes there is another way to save the world from the maniac using a gizmo that grants wishes. If he had the otherworldly artifact he might choose the daughter of a scientist Paige Campbell as his though he admits to himself she can probably take him; but first Tangent top secret department has enlisted Travis to help guard the portal that enables these odd gadgets to come to earth from a technology light-years beyond ours.

    Over the top of the North Pole, this is a terrific action-packed thriller with a science fiction time paradox twist. Fans need set aside as the story line is faster than a speeding bullet, light and Indiana Jones. Readers who appreciate action to the nth degree with a body count that is beyond the troposphere will want to go "North to Alaska, north the rush is on".

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Overall good fun read

    I liked the descriptive action scenes, strong female character and ovverall plot with its twists and scifi angles. I definitely recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2012

    Kataman, are you a writer or a reader? Stop rewriting other peop

    Kataman, are you a writer or a reader? Stop rewriting other peoples books. Write your own. When people see you're giving the whole story away we just don't read what you're writing. So knock it off, Goofy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Exciting

    Patrick Lee has written a good trilogy with this book. Read all three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Excited to find a great new author****** pjb

    I read his bk Runner and I was impressed, then I read this and I am again------ impressed YEA

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Patrick Lee maybe my new favorite author. Caution: if you read this book you may get hooked.

    I read this book just by chance. I loved it and order the remained two immediately. I have subsequently read all three books in this series and also his most recent book "Runner". This series was imaginative, inventive, interesting, and somehow with all of the fictional and far fetched events that he creates in his stories he seems to keep it all related, well connected, and you get the feeling that each story is well thought out. I wish he has written more books - I am fresh out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    Great read

    This grabbed me from the start and did not let go until I finished it. I will definitely read the subsequent books in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Awesome!

    I just finished his last book and am sad there are no more to read (yet). Killer scifi meets kick ass action. Very intellegent writing. I hunger for more like this.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

    Great sci/fi mystery

    I do have some quibbles with this book, so my 5-star rating isn’t “solid”. But, I have to say this was one of the best sci-fi books I’ve ever read and I don't award 5-stars lightly. It may not be for everyone, though. I like it because I believe the best mysteries are the ones that are unexplained and that’s basically the kind of mystery in this book. The main story arc does get explained, but everything that happens does so under the shadow of the mysterious breach. The introductory few chapters were some of the most compelling I’ve ever read. It just had this aura of otherworldliness to it, yet it was clearly happening in present-day earth. It reminded me of how I felt watching the classic movie Dark City. Like I said, though, the best part is that some mysteries are unexplained. For the most part, the omnipotent Spock-like character, that is often used as a plot device to explain things or get characters out of jams, is missing (for the most part) thus making for a story that is refreshingly free of technobabble and leaves some things for us to ponder. But, it does this apparently without falling into the trap where there is no underlying purpose to anything. I get the sense that there is an ever larger picture of the breach. I just started the 3rd book of the trilogy, so I guess I’ll be finding out for sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Pretty good

    No where near as well written as his other series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Highly recommend this book

    Exciting and fun to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Really excellent

    Excellent book as are the 2 following this one. I never give 5 stars and these should get more.

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