Ghost Country

Ghost Country

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by Patrick Lee
     
 

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“In a word: Brilliant….It left me breathless and awed….Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of Eden

“WOW! Double Wow!...Ghost Country by Patrick Lee will make Asimov and Heinlein cheer with the angels. The techno-thriller meets

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“In a word: Brilliant….It left me breathless and awed….Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of Eden

“WOW! Double Wow!...Ghost Country by Patrick Lee will make Asimov and Heinlein cheer with the angels. The techno-thriller meets Sci-Fi, and the result is mind-blowing.”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Disciple

Patrick Lee reinvented and revitalized the contemporary thriller with his extraordinary debut The Breach (“Audacious and terrifying” —Lee Child). Now his conflicted ex-cop/ex-con hero Travis Chase is back in the breathtaking follow-up Ghost Country. Both Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz fans, X-Files aficionados and devotees of FOX TV’s Fringe, will be blown away by Lee’s Ghost Country—a nightmarish tale of a nefarious plot unleashed at the highest levels of government that will bring about the end of everything in a matter of a few short months.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
At the start of Lee's dramatic sequel to Breach, gun men hit the motorcade in which Paige Campbell, who has just met with the U.S. president, is riding through Washington, D.C., and kill everyone but her. Before she's captured, Campbell uses her cellphone to get off a call for help to Bethany Stewart, her colleague in the shadowy outfit known as Tangent. Stewart, in turn, recruits Travis Chase, who was once briefly involved in a Tangent operation, and reveals to him the existence of an "entity" resembling a dark metal cylinder that opens a hole in time. Since the entity has shown a horrific future for humanity, Chase and Stewart, who suspects the president was behind the motorcade attack, must scramble to save their friend and forestall devastation in the years to come. Lee imaginatively blends a Baldacci-like political tale of betrayals and assassination with time travel in a thoughtful science-fictional thriller. (Jan.)
James Rollins
“Patrick Lee’s Ghost Country is in a word: Brilliant. Less a novel, than an adventure, it left me breathless and awed. It’s explosive, innovative and ultimately mind-blowing. Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last.”
Steve Berry
“Settle back and savor this one. Patrick Lee has an intense brand of storytelling. He’s a most welcome addition to the genre. The real deal. I look forward to reading more from him.”
Stephen Coonts
“WOW! Double Wow! Starkly original, Ghost Country by Patrick Lee will make Asimov and Heinlein cheer with the angels. The techno-thriller meets Sci-Fi, and the result is mind-blowing. Makes Tom Clancy look like the slowest child in the class.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061584442
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
109,126
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

James Rollins
“Patrick Lee’s Ghost Country is in a word: Brilliant. Less a novel, than an adventure, it left me breathless and awed. It’s explosive, innovative and ultimately mind-blowing. Pure exhilaration from the first page to the last.”
Stephen Coonts
“WOW! Double Wow! Starkly original, Ghost Country by Patrick Lee will make Asimov and Heinlein cheer with the angels. The techno-thriller meets Sci-Fi, and the result is mind-blowing. Makes Tom Clancy look like the slowest child in the class.”
Steve Berry
“Settle back and savor this one. Patrick Lee has an intense brand of storytelling. He’s a most welcome addition to the genre. The real deal. I look forward to reading more from him.”

Meet the Author

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

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Ghost Country 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read The Breach first for continuity,,,,,then strap yourself in for an exciting ride! I heard birds this morning before realizing I was up all night reading!
Doc_Redbat More than 1 year ago
It has been a while since I read the first book so it took me a bit to get up to speed. This is a nice thriller, but you can pretty much see all the twists coming. Need to kill time on the beach or at the airport, this is your book.
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
With all the accolades given to this book I was expecting a lot more. It took more than 75 pages to get into the story but then it got good up to the end. Adam Chase is again asked to attempt an impossible rescue of Page. This time by Bethany, an employee of Tangent, a secret government agency whose main function is to guard and study The Breach. The Breach is a gate to another dimension, from which mysterious devices keep passing through. Page is captured by gunmen and held by government agents working for the President. Page had shown the President a device from The Breach that show a future Earth that was devastated by some calamity that is supposed to happen in a few months. Page tells the President, if he knows about something that can cause this, he should think about stopping the action. Apparently, this bothered the President and Page is taken soon after. Page had sent a message to Bethany and she understood enough of the message to use a twin device to the one Page had to also look into the future to see what Page saw. She then goes looking for Chase, who is now living a quiet life under an assumed name. Chase has to go back and save Page one more time and then, along with Bethany, need to go against a vast government network and try to avert the disaster that is impending. From there the book moves rather quickly, with the trio constantly having to escape "sure death" situations. Most of the book kept my attention but I am very hesitant to give it better than three stars for several reason. The slow beginning is one reason. Secondly, some of the rescues are similar to the first book. Thirdly, when all is finally revealed, there are a lot of similarities to a recent book I read called The Ark. Lastly, having read The Breach about a year ago and it was difficult to follow some of the plot without going back to read the first book again. Therefore, I suggest you read The Breach first.
garneke More than 1 year ago
Great series - read all three in this series. Imaginative, inventive, creative, non-stop action. Could not get enough.
D-V More than 1 year ago
In+my+opinion+this+one+was+better+than+the+first.+This+definitely+a+page+turner+and+all+the+suprises+and+tension+kept+me+on+the+edge+of+my+seat.+Very+well+written.+The+author+gets+better+with+each+book.
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Leaves u
areadergh More than 1 year ago
This book is a continuation of The Breachso I would recommend that you read that first. While it is not necessary it help wioth the understanding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Probably faster."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, good. And how large could i get? O.o
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Exciting and fun to read.
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rmd270 More than 1 year ago
A great second chapter of this 3 book series. Really kicked up the action and provide a great blend of scifi. This time our hero Travis is brought back from a life of remote destitution to help save Paige. The subject of this book which is about 2 years after the previous book is a device that allows you to step through an iris into the future 74 years. The problem is all the people are gone and Travis, Paige and newcomer Bethany, a real techno wizard, must find out what happened and try and stop it from happening. It is discovered the event happens 3 months from the present day. A lot of action and cat and mouse as the trio moves back and forth in time to evade their pursuers and find out what happened. Highly recommend and am starting the final book in this series right away
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Excellent, very intense, story
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bobshow66 More than 1 year ago
I've heard many people use the expression, "I couldn't put this book down." I can honestly say that holds true for this book. I found myself grabbing it every time I had a few spare minutes. You can't help wanting to get to the bottom of this mystery and Lee gives you just enough crumbs of information to keep you turning pages. I liked it better than The Breach, and I liked that one a lot. Kudos to Patrick Lee for writing a great sci-fi-ish page turning thriller. Can't wait to read the next book.