The Breach (Travis Chase #1)
Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door.
It is the world's best-kept secret—and its most terrifying.
Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of...more
Then I gave up trying to understand because the plot required so much suspension of disbelief that I might as well have been walking on air.
Let's go back to the fun part! Travis Chase goes on what he thought would be a peaceful hike in the Alaskan wilderness. One day he finds an airplane that had crashed in the woods. He goes to ...more
It has a main character who is a nobody with a troubled past, thrust into a huge government cover-up when he finds the President's wif ...more
He's spent the last years in prison and is looking at re-starting his life at 40.
Then fate intervenes.... Or is it fate? Humm....
The way the story unfolds, the ...more
My Story outline: The Breach starts out like a thriller - the main character, Travis Chase, just released from prison, stumbles upon the wreck of a 747 that contains, among other things, the dead body of the First Lady and a cryptic note alluding to "Tangent." There is no sign of a rescue operation - in fact, there is no sign that anyone else heard the crash.
From there, things start to get weird, and slowly but ...more
But, I almost wanted to give this three stars instead of four because there's a long scene in the middle that goes way over the top. The body count is ridiculous and unnecessary, and my already maxed out suspension of disbelief began ...more
Travis Chase comes across a downed 747 that leads him into a worldwind of intrigue and supernatural suspense. And it's all centered on a mysterious alien device called the Whisper.
I usually only read about 50 pages at a sitting before I get antsy. I devoured about 200+ pages of The Breach in one sitting, pausing only to pee a few times.
Exciting, pulse-pounding, intriguing . . . kind of like t ...more
No, really. It's brutal. While the descriptions are never over the top - for the scenarios involved, the prose is remarkably restrained and lets the reader's imagination fill in the horrifying details - the situations themselves are horrific and the physical violence done is immense. If you have a weak stomach and/or a strong imagination, you may not want to read this book.
Then again, you may want to, because for all its brutality, it's inventive, engaging, and ...more
The book did NOT disappoint -- it read quite a bit like a Dan Brown novel, minus any of the Biblical/Kn ...more
A unique plot and plenty of action as well as plot twists keeps you turning the pages will into the night.
Looking forward to the following book 'Ghost Country' now.
Travis Chase is out one year from spending a long time in prison, we found out why in bits throughout the story, to find himself backpacking in Alaska and discover a plane wreck. From there he discovers one strange thing after another, meets his soon to be girl and within 3 days finds himself tangled up in the most bizaare storyline I've read in a long, ...more
"Die Pforte" von Patrick Lee ist ein actionlastiger Science-Fiction-Thriller, der mir insgesamt recht gut gefallen hat.
Zum Inhalt: Der Ex-Polizist Travis Chase wurde nach 15 Jahren aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Anstatt mit Hilfe seines Bruders einen Neuanfang zu wagen, reiste er in die Einöde Alaskas, wo er bei einer längeren Wanderung weitab jeder Zivilisation ein Flugzeugwrack findet. Die Insassen starben aber nicht durch den Absturz allein, sondern wurden erschossen und unter den Opfern befin ...more
Travis Chase has just been released from prison and he is trying to restart his life back on the right side of the law. He decides to get back to nature and take a backpacking trip across the Alaskan wilds, but this trip will change his life forever. Travis stumbles upon a crashed 747 passenger plane that is filled with people m ...more
Heavyweights David S. Goyer (Dark Knight) and di Bonaventure (Transformers) are potentially involved in the making of 'The Breach'. Great news, indeed. A mega-budget and a top billing crew are exactly what Patrick Lee's source material needs.
It is not easy to get into the story without giving away something. But, I can tell you t ...more
The story is centered around our present-day world with a catch -- due to a catastrophe at a super-collider station, the United States has a secret facility with an ongoing phenomenon known as 'The Breach'. The Breach is a port hole torn in the fabric of existence that is acting as an exchange tube. And some unknown entity has been sending 'gifts' to mankind via this tube for three decades. Th ...more
Alas, The Breach fell flat for me. The plot has some decent moments, with a high concept idea that Warren Ellis might have come up with—a Breach into another universe that needs to be protected from the enemies of the United States. (I cou ...more
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 characte ...more
1. I will perpetually be an idiot in retrospect.
2. The hardest type of review to write is one about which you do not care.
The Breach, by Patrick Lee, is a completely workmanlike novel. A solid lunk of book, wallowing in cliché and gender trope without anything to distinguish itself from the endless shelves of airport fiction other than a lack of racism, smooth, inoffe ...more
Harper, January 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Travis Chase has a past, a prison sentence served for deeds that deserved the conviction, although some might say he had justification for his behavior at the end. Whatever the case, he has come to the Alaskan wilderness for the solitude that may help him make some decisions about the direction the rest of his life should take. He’s not alone in the backcountry, though, and the sounds he wasn’t sure he heard three ni ...more
|Action/Adventure ...: November 2016 Random Read Group Read The Breach by Patrick Lee *Spoilers*||6||12||Dec 19, 2016 07:44AM|
|Action-packed Sci-fi set mostly in Alaska.||1||2||Aug 23, 2016 11:46AM|
|Exciting! Possible movie||6||21||Jan 27, 2016 06:22PM|
|What is the better book, The Breach or The Carpet Makers?||1||17||Jan 19, 2015 12:39AM|
|Who would you recommend this to?||9||34||Sep 20, 2013 10:50AM|
Patrick Lee was born in west Michigan in 1976.He started writing by working on screenplays but eventually moved to novel writing.