Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Memes: Runner by Patrick Lee

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Runner by Patrick Lee. I have an eARC of this thriller for review. It will be released on Feb. 18. Here is the description:
Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn’t know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life—and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge.

Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he’s a man with the extraordinary skills and experience—as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel’s own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?
Just after three in the morning, Sam Dryden surrendered the night to insomnia and went running on the boardwalk.
Friday 56:
"The chill comes from me," she said. "Whatever it is my brain does, that's what it feels like to the other person." The way she said it -- quiet and vulnerable, apologetic -- Dryden could almost read her thoughts. Don't think I'm a freak. Don't abandon me. Please. 


  1. The beginning would definitely make me read farther, and your Friday 56 choice is intriguing too. Sounds like a book that would be hard to put down!
    Here's the link to my Friday post: STRONGER THAN THE REST.

  2. The cover looks like a movie poster :)

    Ruty@THE FRIDAY 56

  3. Oh! That sounds exciting. I know the feeling of 3:o'clock and insomnia, been there many times. Sounds like a real thriller.

  4. That 56 is what allured me.

    Happy weekend & happy Valentines day!

  5. Sounds like a real rip roarer!

    Thanks for sharing your book beginning on BBOF!

  6. Fantastic beginning, and I'd keep reading after the Friday 56!

    Linking from Friday 56,
    Ricki Jill


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