Revierw: The Breach - Patrick Leee


Title  The Breach
Author Patrick Lee
Year 2009
Stand Alone or Series Travis Chase I
Pages 384
Reading Time 14 days

Synopsis

Travis Chase, a man putting his life back together after fifteen years in prison, takes a solo hike into the Alaskan Rockies. He's just looking for a quiet place to think about his future, but what he finds is trouble: a 747, downed in remote wilderness, the wreck impossibly undiscovered by authorities. Those aboard are dead, though not because of the crash. They've been shot.

This aircraft, along with the terrifying object it was transporting, is only the beginning for Travis. Within hours he finds himself at the center of a violent conflict that spans the globe, and a secret war that dates back three decades. A war for possession of radically advanced technology—that wasn't created by human hands.

Review

This is the first book of a trilogy and it starts beautifully. I really want to read the rest and being mere 350 pages I will read them shortly. Unfortunally I am changing home so my reading time as being spent elsewhere. This book starts in action and end in action. In between we learn what is the Breach and how all things are connected.
We follow throughout the book Travis Chase and he is an interesting character, ex-cop and ex-com, and inbetween we have a couple of chapters with other characters. We also are presented with flashbacks that share a bit more about the character and plot. The other main character is Paige Campbell, a strong female with some degree of vulnerability. This is a thriller so expect short chapters and all going action (with small information about the Breach every couple of chapters). One thing that made me read this novel was the likeness (or something that remind me of X-Files) and I am all for it. Increase action, terrorism a bit of romance and you've got a decent quick read.
The plot itself is full of "What if's" and "What?". We never get the full grasp of everything is happening until the last chapter which made me read even faster.

To resume a bit...

There is a Breach where everyday several objects arrive. Mostly are useless (or they thing) and others are quite dangerous. The Breach have been sending things for several decades and one of the main scientists has gone rogue and formed a agency that is trying to overthrown the agency that leads the exploration of the Breach.
For the first page on Travis gets involved and helps the agency even not knowing what it is against the mad scientist with a entity that knows everything. But what is Tangent (the rogue agency) goal?
As the pages turn we learn of the Breach, the persons that know of it and defend it and the main antagonists. As I said the ending is not at all predictable and quite good which leaves wanting for more.

Thumbs up for this author.
8.5/10
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