Sam Dryden lives quietly in a small coastal town in southern California, buying and fixing up old houses. It's good physical work that he's come to love. But his peaceful life is shattered when he gets a phone call from an old friend in trouble. A phone call that pulls Dryden into the middle of a situation that's as violent as it is baffling.Read more...
Sam Dryden lives quietly in a small coastal town in southern California, buying and fixing up old houses. It's good physical work that he's come to love. But his peaceful life is shattered when he gets a phone call from an old friend in trouble. A phone call that pulls Dryden into the middle of a situation that's as violent as it is baffling.
For FBI agent Marnie Calvert, it all begins at a secluded trailer in the Mojave Desert-the scene of a horrifying crime, but also of an impossible and mysterious act of heroism. At least, it should have been impossible. Determined to learn the truth, what Calvert discovers leads her to Sam Dryden-an ex-Special Forces operative whose ordinary life has suddenly become anything but.
Through their actions, Dryden and Calvert have unknowingly placed themselves in the cross-hairs of a frightening and dangerous enemy, the result of a generations-long conspiracy finally coming to fruition. What these people have is a technology that allows them to affect events before they even happen. How they are planning to use it, however, will result in the death of millions. To defeat them, Dryden will need to do more than think fast-he'll need to think around corners, and face down an enemy that can seize on his mistakes before he even makes them.
Following the national bestseller "Runner," Sam Dryden, Patrick Lee's most indelible creation, returns in one of the most compelling, breathless thrillers yet---"Signal."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-04
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Lee mixes high-concept technology and adventure in his exciting second novel featuring former Delta Ranger Sam Dryden (after 2014’s Runner). Sam’s off-the-grid life buying and selling houses he rehabs is interrupted when he receives a late-night call from former colleague Claire Dunham, who needs his immediate help on a secret mission. The two rescue four kidnapped girls held in a shack in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills; yet the police and FBI earlier found the girls and their abductor dead. Claire has been working security for a firm that has built a machine that tells the future, giving those who own it a chance to change events—a power too seductive to those who want world domination. Sam and Claire team with skeptical FBI agent Marine Calvert, but those behind the machine predict their every move. A trained assassin with a double life, a presidential candidate, and shadowy thugs up the ante. A credible hero and a plot filled with nonstop cinematic action will leave thriller fans eager for the next installment. Announced first printing of 100,000 copies. Agent: Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary Management. (July)