Runner

  • by Patrick Lee
  • Narrated by Raul Esparza
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 11-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?

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Enjoyable

Great as long as you're not detail orientated. Maths is off.

That aside, the emotions came through, good and bad ones.
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- Kirsten

Excellent! Original and Exciting!

This novel has been commended by Lee Child - one of my favourite authors - and for good reason. This is pure original excellence! Genetic engineering at it's most intriguing. I would have gladly listened to this in one sitting, but I started it quite late at night. However, I was very keen to finish it the next day, and set aside the time needed to complete it!

No part of this novel disappointed. Neither was any of the plot predictable! I am totally converted to the writing style of Patrick Lee and will seek out anything else written by him. The narrator was very easy to listen to, I was never confused as to 'who' was talking. I highly recommend this book.

Enjoy!
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- Carôle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio