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The Breach, by Patrick Lee
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: 2010
Review Posted: 10/13/2013
Reviewer Rating:
Reader Rating: Not Rated

The Breach, by Patrick Lee

Book Review by Jaqhama

Have you read this book?

I've been reading a number of thrillers with a science fiction element of late. Some of them have been awful. Others have been very good indeed. The Breach by Patrick Lee was one of the latter.

Mixing the elements of a thriller novel with an added dash of science fiction The Breach tells the story of ex-cop and also ex-con Travis Chase.

Newly released from prison he heads into the Alaskan wilderness to find himself. Instead he finds a crashed 747 with the recently deceased body of the President's wife on board. Her last written message warns of a terrible danger, on a worldwide scale.

Travis is the man on the spot. Miles from nowhere, in the desolate snow country of Alaska he is thrust headlong into a terrifying odyssey to discover what strange and significant cargo was aboard the crashed 747, a cargo that is now missing.

His search will take him from the snow to the desert, and a secret facility, miles below ground, wherein the Breach lies waiting.

The Breach; A hole in the matter of our world, from which strange and potentially lethal objects are arriving at regular intervals. One of those objects has fallen into the hands of a man who does not have the world's best interests at heart.

It would be a shame to divulge anything more of the plot. Much better if readers go along on the fast paced, thrill a chapter, for themselves.

I found the story so fast paced and intriguing that I read the entire novel in one day. And I haven't done that for a while.

Plenty of cliff hanger moments and a plot that keeps the reader interested enough to keep turning the pages.
There's not a great deal of character depth and the science is pure SF pulp, but this book is written to entertain and thrill and keep you on the edge of your seat and it does that in a most admirable manner. And unlike many new releases in this genre market that I've read recently, the editing and proof reading was of a very high standard.

I was hooked from the opening chapters and The Breach held my interest all the way until the final page.
I don't think you can ask for much more than that.

In fact I enjoyed The Breach so much that as soon as I finished it I logged onto the Book Depository and ordered the second Travis Chase novel; Ghost Country.

Perhaps that's the best recommendation I can give, both to The Breach and to new author Patrick Lee.
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