Ghost Country [NOOK Book]

Overview

For decades, inexplicable technology has passed into our world through the top secret anomaly called the Breach.

The latest device can punch a hole into the future . . .

What Paige Campbell saw when she opened a door into seventy years from now scared the hell out of her. She and her Tangent colleagues brought their terrible discovery to the President—and were met with a hail of automatic gunfire after ...

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Overview

For decades, inexplicable technology has passed into our world through the top secret anomaly called the Breach.

The latest device can punch a hole into the future . . .

What Paige Campbell saw when she opened a door into seventy years from now scared the hell out of her. She and her Tangent colleagues brought their terrible discovery to the President—and were met with a hail of automatic gunfire after leaving the White House. Only Paige survived.

Fearing a terrifying personal destiny revealed to him from the other side of the Breach, Travis Chase abandoned Tangent . . . and Paige Campbell. Now he must rescue her—because Paige knows tomorrow’s world is desolate and dead, a ghost country scattered with the bones of billions. And Doomsday will dawn in just four short months . . . unless they can find the answers buried in the ruins to come.

But once they cross the nightmare border into Ghost Country, they might never find their way back . . .

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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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062036605
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 5,951
  • File size: 2 MB

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    Paper: $7.61, Nook: $9.99. Is the publisher INSANE?

    HarperCollins is obviously run by people who believe that "nobody buys eBooks." So they price the eBook almost twenty percent higher than the paper edition. All that does is guarantee that I won't buy the eBook. And since I haven't bought a paper book in over ten years, it means I won't be buying the book at all, despite the fact that the previous book, "Breach," was a do-not-put-down thriller from start to finish. Quit trying to force your customers to buy what YOU want them to buy and provide what THEY want to buy. The art of marketing is getting people to give you money for things. Supreme excellence in the art of marketing is making them GLAD to do it.

    8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

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    This book starts slow and then takes off until the conclusion

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    Ctoos

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2012

    Fair to middling

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

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    Very+good+sequal%21%21%21%21

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    NOOK $9.99 ? Paperback 7.91?

    The paperback is cheaper than a digital edition ?

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    Great series - Patrick Lee is my new favorite author.

    Great series - read all three in this series. Imaginative, inventive, creative, non-stop action. Could not get enough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

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    This is a great action-packed science fiction tale

    In Washington D.C. Paige Campbell leaves a meeting with POTUS. Her motorcade drives away when a precise unit attacks them. Everyone accompanying Paige is killed. Before she is taken prisoner she manages to contact her partner at Tangent Bethany Stewart.

    Stewart asks Travis Chase, who was involved in a Tangent operation (see Breach), to assist her in rescuing Campbell. She also informs him of a top secret essence that looks like a dark metallic cylindrical gizmo that opens a window into time. What has been seen is a forbidden future. Chase and Stewart believe POTUS or advisors close to the President were behind the assault as the timing was impeccable and though they want to save Campbell, the first priority is to save mankind.

    This is a great action-packed science fiction tale that grips the audience from the opening cell phone call Campbell makes to her partner and never slows down as Tangent works a dangerous scenario in which the duet switches from mission recue Paige to save the world. Fast-paced at an incredible rate of speed, fans will not stop to ponder plausibility or a deep breath as Patrick Lee hooks the reader with his superb Ghost Country thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2014

    I recommend

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Crypt

    "Probably faster."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Ghost

    Ok, good. And how large could i get? O.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    I would recommend this book.

    Exciting and fun to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Were at

    Res four.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

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    Another Thriller in this 3 part series

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Great

    Excellent, very intense, story

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

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    Paige Campbell has just left the White House when she and her T


    Paige Campbell has just left the White House when she and her Tangent colleagues are attacked and everyone is killed, everyone except Paige. She has been kidnapped but, before being taken, she manages to make a desperate call to Bethany Stewart, another colleague, for help. Paige directs Bethany where to find the “entity”, a duplicate of the one which has now been stolen, and tells her to seek out Travis Chase for help. Bethany and Travis will need to use the device, the entity, and will then see the horrible future awaiting mankind in just four short months. They must go public with the facts but they can’t go to the authorities…not even the president.

    Travis is from Paige’s past, a past that included the Breach and its fabulous scientific secrets and the dire things the wrong people will do to control such secrets. It also included a destiny for Travis revealed to him through the Breach, a destiny that forced him to leave Paige behind despite the great love they had for each other. Since then, he has lived under a false identity and has had no contact with anyone from his past. Now, a strange girl has come to his door and spoken his name, Travis, the first time he’d heard it in more than two years. She tells him that her name is Bethany and they must race to find Paige and to somehow stop Doomsday.

    Patrick Lee established himself, to my way of thinking, as a premier thriller writer with his first novel, The Breach, one of my favorite reads of 2010.

    Lee meets my demands for a very good writer, technically speaking, meaning his prose is to the point yet leaves no doubt as to intent and his work is generally free of spelling and grammatical errors. That in itself is an accomplishment these days when so many books are riddled with mistakes and appear to have skipped the copyediting process. He also has a masterful way of blending suspense and science fiction so that readers of both genres can enjoy his novels and they are thrillers in the best sense of the word. You know a book is good, really good, when you simply must keep reading through mealtimes and into the night to find out what is going to happen next.

    The Breach was on my list of best books of 2010 and I had to add Ghost Country to that same list. I think this is the first time I’ve ever had two books by the same author on an annual tallying up and, well, that tells me this author is a keeper. I suspect he’s going to become like Lee Child—titles don’t matter so much, you just say “Last night, I finished the latest Lee Child” or “I can’t wait for the next Lee Child” and every discerning reader knows what you mean. I just hated that I had to wait a year for the next Patrick Lee.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

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    I've heard many people use the expression, "I couldn't put

    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.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    Couldn't Put It Down

    Definitely read the 3 part Breach series.
    Fast paced and very entertaining.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    Kind of a silly story in some ways, but Lee does an excellent jo

    Kind of a silly story in some ways, but Lee does an excellent job nonetheless of keeping the tension high so you are forced to keep reading.

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