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Ghost Country (Travis Chase #2)

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4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  3,960 Ratings  ·  319 Reviews
For decades, inexplicable technology has passed into our world through the top secret anomaly called the Breach. The latest device can punch a hole into the future ..."

What Paige Campbell saw when she opened a door into seventy years from now scared the hell out of her. She and her Tangent colleagues brought their terrible discovery to the President - and were met with a h
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Harper
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Diane
May 01, 2015 Diane rated it liked it
This is another totally fun thriller that has an unbelievably loopy plot.

In Ghost Country, the characters are caught up in a government conspiracy that involves the end of the world. A unique device opens a window into the future, and shows that America has become a barren wasteland. What happened? Where did everyone go? And can this doomsday be prevented?

The story jumps around in time and our heroes are often just [this] close to being caught and killed. It's a nail-biter!

This is the third Pat
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Mike (the Paladin)
Well....I'd written a lot on this review. And then it vanished.

sigh.

Lets start over. As I said in the review that vanished, I like this book. This one picks up some time after the end of the last book. As we open... as you might expect, another catastrophic event is in the offing, the Breach and the things from it(of course) touch on it.

The book (or the idea behind it) is, while not totally original (what is) very original in the way it's used and presented. Among the things in the novel(s) the
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Gregory
Feb 09, 2011 Gregory rated it it was amazing
I really thought that there was no way that Lee could follow up his first book with anything remotely as interesting or well-written, and yet there's another five orange stars plastered next to his name.

Again, this is another nod to action sci-fi shows like Fringe and X-Files, but Lee writes with such perfect pacing, and in such a breezy, fluid, and enthralling way that he pulled me in better than any television show, or even any other sci-fi book, ever managed. The characters are great (though
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Theresa
Aug 01, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it
Even though I named my blog "Fantasy & SciFi Lovin'" I love thrillers as well. Combine the two, and it's like the perfect peanut-butter/chocolate combination. So "The Breach," the first book in Patrick Lee's new series, was a real treat for me. I couldn't wait to get my hands on "Ghost Country" and, just like the first book, it didn't take me long to tear my way through Lee's latest offering.

The Good: There's a lot to like about "Ghost Country." Patrick Lee is a writer that knows how to wri
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Alex
GHOST COUNTRY (Pub. 2011) by Patrick Lee is the second book in a 3-book series, and I liked this one even more than the first one, which was great. I could not stop reading!

Inexplicable advanced technology has passed into our world through a super-secrete anomaly known as The Breach. In Book #1 of the series, we saw Travis Davis and Paige Campbell fighting for control of a gadget known as Whisper.

Book #2 has our hero and heroine fighting against the clock and wrong-headed politicians to save t
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Katy
Jun 06, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vine-book
Please Note: I read and reviewed this book Feb. 2011 from a copy I received from the Amazon Vine program.

My Synopsis: This book is the sequel to The Breach. After the events in that book, Travis Chase has left Tangent in order to try to prevent future events that were predicted in The Breach. However, when events collude to cause Bethany Stewart - a member of Tangent - to call Chase back to help, he comes. She shows him a new Entity that recently came through the Breach - this one punches a hole
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Donna
Jun 30, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, suspense
This book was better than the first one in this series by Patrick Lee. I was completely hooked from the beginning on this one. It pulled me along ... all the way to the end. I mentioned in my review of the first book of this series that there were sci-fi elements that were so completely far-fetched that it felt beyond my grasp. This one still has far-fetched elements as well, but for some reason it totally worked for me in this one. I loved the whole sci-fi premise of this one. I understood this ...more
Stephan
Mar 09, 2017 Stephan rated it liked it
I was surprised at the different angle this book took, somehow I was expecting a somewhat straighter storyline - not that that's something bad. I didn't like the choice the main character made at the very beginning and wanted to shout at him that it is wrong and doesn't make sense. Turns out, he sees for himself at the end. The obviousness looses a star for me. There are two other occasions in this book where I wanted to scream out loud, because the characters were just not understanding either ...more
TheBookSmugglers
Jan 07, 2012 TheBookSmugglers rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers

It has been two years since ex-cop and ex-con Travis Chase has stumbled across the shadow government agency known as Tangent, purportedly by accident in the wilds of Alaska. Two years since he has discovered the mysterious entity known as “the Breach”, a result of the VLIC particle collider that has opened a portal to a different reality. Two years since he has walked away from the woman he loves and a job at which he is perfectly matched – all because he
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Rizwan
The one thing that came to my mind after finishing the book and even while reading, was: UNEXPECTEDNESS. Now, I'm not saying it was unexpectedly good, because after the awesome The Breach, I was expecting a good yarn, and it turned out to be GREAT. And if Breach gave me any indication, I was also expecting all kinds of unpredictable twist and turns of the story, so that was not much unexpected at all. No, the real unexpectedness would come from the buildup of the story itself.

I wrote in my Brea
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
Apr 25, 2013 ᴥ Irena ᴥ rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Apart from being a great fast-paced thriller, it has a touch of romance too.
From the first book: some thirty years ago something like a portal opened and the scientists gave it a name - the Breach. Every now and then various objects come through it. Some of them are bad and some are good. Tangent, a secret organization, was created to collect and analyse those objects. This book deals with an object which shows a future (deliberate use of a). Paige went to show the object to t
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Krisnow18
An interesting book. Paige works for a group called Tangent. Items come through from an area called the Breach. Finally a pair come through which allows a glimpse into the future - the very NEAR future. Most of the humans on Earth have perished. But how, why? Paige is captured and others in her group killed after a visit to the President. She manages to contact another of her group, Bethany, who escapes with one of the pair of Entities. The President has the second. Bethany locates Travis, who l ...more
Gary Wallis
Aug 07, 2013 Gary Wallis rated it liked it
An interesting story with a different take on the future. I haven`t read the first book but I will read the next installment to see what happens. What are the items that are coming from the future and who sends them ? HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ????? One wonders ! ...more
C. Conner
Dec 22, 2014 C. Conner rated it it was ok
*** Spoilers In this review ***

Irrational supposition piled on top of unlikely scenario layered with mundane description.

The characters in this book make a lot of suppositions. The story begins with a motorcade that has just left the White House being attacked. The main character has time to jump to the conclusion that "it must be the president." Why is this the automatic conclusion since there are many power players in Washington and most are spying on one another and often have opposing goals.
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Reed
Apr 18, 2011 Reed rated it it was ok
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Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
Usually with every trilogies or sagas there is also the possibility that the second book will drag on and give nothing and you will feel empty and without patience to start the third book. That's the evil in the second book - or to be more precise the Middle book Syndrome. It's a real thing... read this article "http://www.bookbrats.com/middle-book-..."

But this particular book that doesn't happen. I will not dwelt on the synopsis (read the review of the first book). This book starts two yea
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Rose
I normally don't normally give these kind of "beach reads" 5-stars, but this little series by Patrick Lee is really good fun. It's got a little bit of everything thrown in, intrigue, politics, sci-fi, time-travel, romance, action/adventure and characters you tend to care about. I think the first book, The Breach, went at such a fast pace, it was difficult getting to care about your characters. I found that I liked them more in this one, even though, as it is with such books as these, there is ve ...more
Dixie A.
Oct 31, 2014 Dixie A. rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
It's better than the first one, I think. Everything doesn't come around in an elegant spiral, so the sense of mystery is greater. And the threats are greater, as well. In the first book, the villain is mostly toying with them (for plot reasons, but it still makes for dull reading). In this one, the villains are hardcore, ready to kill, and the fate of the world is at stake.

The story is about the discovery of a device that can show the future. Only one future, the exact future that was extant whe
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Steven Mclain
Apr 04, 2011 Steven Mclain rated it really liked it
Sometimes I think these stars don't quite do book reviews credit. For instance, I rated "Ghost Country" by Patrick Lee the same as I rated something like "Hunchback of Notre Dame." Are the two books comparable? Not really. One is about 19th century France, inequality, religion, secularity, burgeoning revolution and the eponymous hunchback. The other is about time-travel, shadowy quasi-government cabals of murderous (but very humanely murderous) aid workers. Yep, Doctors Without Borders goes psyc ...more
Joe
Apr 27, 2011 Joe rated it it was amazing
I first read this book based on a quote from James Rollins on the front cover of the book. Being that Rollins is one of my all time favorite writers, I had to pick it up. And I have to agree with Rollins..."Brilliant". The nervous energy was flowing through with every page I turned. The idea for this book obviously stems from Lee's first book, Breach (which I have yet to read - picking it up ASAP), but was easy to follow as a story all it's own. If you like action and adventure mixed in with sci ...more
Jason
Jan 14, 2011 Jason rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, read-2011
Not quite as good as the first book the Breach. This is a book that is plot driven, where as the first was character driven. Yes, it is a fast paced thriller that will keep you interested through out. Unfortunately, this one did not offer up anything to make it special, or unique. I liked it, probably a 2.5 star rating not much more.
Angela
Mar 21, 2016 Angela rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this, the third book I've read by Patrick Lee. Unfortunately I'm going through a bit of a reading slump at the moment, so took a couple of weeks over reading this-my doing and no reflection on the Ghost Country.

I definitely recommend this author to those who enjoy this genre. His writing is detailed and gripping while taking you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.
Jeremy
Apr 24, 2012 Jeremy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of the same great pacing and out-there sci-fi that made The Breach such a good read.
Irek
Jun 23, 2015 Irek rated it really liked it
Can't wait for listening to the third book. If you are a fan of thoug guys and gals saving the world or at least the USA, this is a must raed novel. Enjoy!
Jason
Jan 13, 2011 Jason rated it it was ok
If I ever design a timehole, it will have more expansive user options.

Pamela
Admittedly, I'd forgotten a lot of what happened in The Breach, so the whole runaway-hero thing in the beginning puzzled me, but I figured Lee would come back to it in the end, which he did (thank you!). Two years after a series of very unfortunate events led him to a deep black organization called Tangent, Travis Chase is living the life of a nobody, but he doesn't mind. He doesn't have to worry about alien tech coming through an inexplicable breach in spacetime, and he doesn't have to worry ab ...more
Sarah
Feb 26, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dystopia", die Fortsetzung zu Patrick Lees Science-Fiction-Thriller "Die Pforte" und mindestens ebenso spannend und actionreich. Trotz in sich angeschlossener Handlungen beider Teile empfiehlt es sich "Dystopia" erst nach dem ersten Teil zu lesen, denn es gibt einige übergeordnete Zusammenhänge.

Zum Inhalt: Weit unter der Wüste Wyomings liegt Border Town, eine unterirdische Anlage der internationalen Geheimorganisation Tangent, die das Portal bewacht, das Wissenschaftler in den 70iger Jahren öff
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J.R. McLemore
Mar 11, 2017 J.R. McLemore rated it liked it
What kept me interested in this story was the intrigue behind the cylinders that came out of the Breach. I thought they were fascinating and wanted to know why they were developed. What I disliked about this book was the acute awareness I had toward the end whenever the author would break down each action scene into how many seconds elapsed as it played out or when characters planned how to get out of a jam and, in their thoughts, considered every move in terms of how many seconds it would take. ...more
Chompa
Mar 06, 2017 Chompa rated it really liked it
This was a really interesting book/trilogy. It is not often I find a action/thriller that holds my attention so well.

I read this trilogy straight through and will be using this post for all three.

The Breach: Great plot and introduction to the setting. Lots of action and intrigue. 4 stars

Ghost Country: A strange start, but another solid entry to the trilogy. Chase returns to the group and faces off against an apocalypse. 4 stars

Deep Sky: We finally find out what the Breach is about. The ending
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Filo
Apr 04, 2013 Filo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paige ist mit ihren Kollegen in einer Wagenkollone auf dem Weg zum Flughafen. Sie kommen direkt vom Präsidenten der USA, dem sie ihre neuste Entdeckung vorgestellt haben. Eine Entität aus dem Portal. Das Gerät wirkt auf den ersten Blick zwar unscheinbar, aber es steckt sehr viel mehr dahinter. Doch dann wird die Wagenkollone überfallen und die Insassen der Wagen getötet.
Währenddessen beendet Travis seine Nachtschicht als Lagerarbeiter und kann sich zu Hause endlich Schlafen legen. Doch dann tauc
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Patrick Lee was born in west Michigan in 1976.He started writing by working on screenplays but eventually moved to novel writing.
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“Travis considered the larger one below it. A file drawer. Was it even worth bothering with? What could have been in it but paper? What could be in it now but an inch-deep layer of mold dust?

He opened it.

It contained an inch-deep layer of mold dust.”
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