Runner

Runner

Large Print - 2014
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Sam Dryden was done being a hero. But when, acting on instinct, he hides a terrified young girl from a group of well-armed pursuers, his fate is sealed. Eleven-year-old Rachel can't remember much, but she knows she was imprisoned by the men trying to kill her. And that she is important to them. In Dryden, though, Rachel has found the perfect protector. An ex-soldier with the kind of elite military career he's not at liberty to talk about, Dryden's a man well versed in secrets, and driven to do what's right. But hunted and on the run, it's only as Rachel's memory returns that Dryden begins to fully appreciate the scale of the dangers they face. And then only one thing matters: Don't. Get. Caught.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2014
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781628990744
1628990740
Branch Call Number: LP LEE-P
Characteristics: 415 pages (large print) ; 22 cm

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annod
Nov 25, 2015

This book is a total page turner. Couldn't put it down from start to finish. All Patrick Lee's books are really good, really imaginative.

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StarGladiator
Sep 08, 2015

Good action sequences, clever use of the most modern science to explain underlying plot, but I didn't care for this novel. The author writes a bit cartoonish, having some bad buys go from jail to living large, entire 83rd floor of major skyscraper with super-expensive weaponry, so how did they come by this?????
Too moral relativistic for me - - if no one is morally or ethically distinguishable from anyone else, story loses all interest? Supposed to be adult fiction, too too cartoonish, far better quality of novels at the YA level!

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CateK
Jun 11, 2015

A real page turner. Hated to put it down when real life intervened. An action thriller with heart.

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Reads_A_Lot
May 25, 2015

Enjoyed this page turner. Looking forward to the sequel.

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ndexter
Jan 05, 2015

Disappointed in the premise of book. Having supernatural powers is one thing, but the ability to have individuals control others via being hooked-up to a source was a stretch. This along with repeatedly juxta-posing antagonist became boring. Got the impression it was written for a younger reader of Marvel Comics.

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AlmadenAFS
Dec 28, 2014

WOW! Have ever had multiple coincidences and.....no, they wouldn't let this happen. Unexpected ending. Can't put down book.

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jimg2000
Dec 23, 2014

Sam's puzzling recent urge to run was finally explained at the end. A real page turner from start to finish. At some point, readers might have guessed what's to come, but not everything that is to unfold.

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nannerl
Jun 18, 2014

Enjoyed this one a lot, very interesting theme.

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gvlee
Jun 08, 2014

A page turner right from the get-go. The plot has so many twists and turns; it kept me guessing right up to the end. Reminds me of Jack Reacher books. Sam Dryden is a hero with a heart.

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candle
Mar 25, 2014

Very entertaining if scary to think the story might someday come to pass.

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jimg2000
Dec 23, 2014

you could only wake up in so many jail cells before you started to do some thinking.
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There are lots of ways I could end their careers. Make them buy drugs and get caught. Make them say the wrong word near an open microphone. Make them tear off their clothes on a street corner and scream at the traffic....
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She and I have toothbrushes at each other’s places. That’s all the further along we are.
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You had to do what you had to do, though. Whatever it took to bloom.

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jimg2000
Dec 23, 2014

It was just as well not to sleep. Sleep brought dreams of happier times, worse than nightmares in their own way.
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“It keeps them thinking surprise is on their side,” Dryden said. “Which means it’s really on ours."
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This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo, And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro. — GEOFFREY CHAUCER
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“Because DNA is a mess. People call it a blueprint, but it’s more like a recipe — one that nature’s been tinkering with for a few billion years. That’s how a professor of mine described it: an old recipe, where outdated instructions get lined out instead of erased...

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