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Ghost Country (Travis Chase #2)

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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  1,993 ratings  ·  225 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 hai...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books
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Theresa
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...more
Gregory
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...more
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...more
Steven Mclain
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
Katy
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...more
TheBookSmugglers
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...more
Irena
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...more
Reed
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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...more
John Onoda
While I don't think this book quite reaches the levels of brilliance and audaciousness trumpeted by the review quotes from famous authors you'll find on the cover, this is a lean, smart and imaginative story with a strong science-fiction element sitting at the center of a conspiracy thriller. The main characters are standard but serviceable protagonists for this sort of book. What's compelling is the way the characters (both bad and good) intelligently use the sci-fi device to try to out-think a...more
D
This is the second book in the Travis Chase series. It's not quite as good as the first book in the series, "The Breach," but it's still a 5 star action packed page turner. There's one cliff hanger after another that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

It's as action packed as a Jack Reacher or James Bond story, but with a supernatural twist and a great on-again, off-again relationship tension between the two protagonists.

This book takes place mostly in the DC area, but with trips to other plac...more
Tom
Not sure where the "Travis Chase" novels are going in terms of series length. This could be the second book of three? Or second of thirty? The "breach" provides opportunity for saving the world over and over, so who knows how many novels we might see?

I really like the premise - lots of time travel and multi-universe conundrums that provide surprises but manage to avoid getting convoluted.

I did have a hard time swallowing the bad-guys' motivation in this story and an even harder time swallowing...more
Jeremy
More of the same great pacing and out-there sci-fi that made The Breach such a good read.
Mike
If I ever design a timehole, it will have more expansive user options.

Josh
I was pleasantly surprised by the first book in this series (The Breach) and Patrick Lee hit his stride in the follow up. The blend of action, sci-fi, mystery, and race against time plays out well. Lee isn't a master of literary prose, but he knows how to keep a reader engaged. He does a great job of giving the reader just enough plot development, suspense, and ratchets up the action at just the right times. Some authors keep the reader guessing throughout the whole novel, but Lee lets the reade...more
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 years af...more
Patrick Gibson
This is the second in what will hopefully be a very long series of "Breach" novels by Lee. If you haven't read "The Breach", then this book won't make a lot of sense, so be sure to read that book first.

Travis Chase and Paige Campbell return from where they left off in "The Breach", with Travis working an obscure third-shift job and Paige still at Tangent. An artifact opens a portal into the future, and that future isn’t the best one could imagine. In fact, there doesn't seem to be anybody left....more
Janeen
High 4 stars. I liked the first book, but I wasn't sure about the way it ended, and I thought I could see the arc that was being set up for this second novel. And I wasn't sure I liked where things seemed to be going. Well, I was completely wrong about where this book would head, and I ended up loving it more than the first! The story is so exciting, and I was just dying to learn more and find out the cause of the insanity that is the plot. I hate to talk it up too much because my experience of...more
Denise
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun sequel - sci-fi thriller..., December 6, 2010

This review is from: Ghost Country (Mass Market Paperback)

This exciting follow up to The Breach reads like a movie script and I could see the action sequences and the main characters on the big screen as I turned the pages. A worthy sequel, Mr. Lee takes the characters on an incredible adventure following their discovery of a dead city filled with dusty bones.

Travis, Paige and Bethany used the cylinder to time travel to Yuma, Ar...more
Trunatrschild
I hate books that you can't put down. I didn't read the first one, but it's pretty stand alone. There's been a site hidden from the public since the 70's, called Tangent that produces alien artifacts and one of them shows the future 70 years from December and there's no one alive. Paige shows it to the president and then her whole group, except her, is assassinated and the rush is on to stay alive and publicize that the world is ending.
Not a book that will be a keeper, but definitely a fun and...more
Dianne
“Ghost Country” by Patrick Lee
I believe that it is in the readers’ best interest to read “The Breach” before this novel, as you might find yourself questioning quite a bit or even confused, without the background the first novel gives you. This book is a mixture of several styles – sci-fi/mystery/action adventure/thriller that is all rolled up into one neat and tasty package.
Ghost country starts about two years after the ending of “The Breach”. Travis Chase had just received a message from the...more
Armand
Sep 23, 2011 Armand rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: techno-thriller fans, alien story fans
Another smart alien technology thriller by Patrick Lee. It's a fun ride with furious pacing and nice (but overwhelming) technical edge to it. It can be read as a stand alone novel, but works better if you read the first book in the series (The Breach). Lee is at his best when puzzling over how crazy alien technologies might be used in our present time.

I really like it, but I have a few quibbles. 1. There is a lack of minorities in the book which is funny charge to level at a thriller, but it's t...more
John
Nice sequel to "The Breach" -- introduced some cool new artifacts, and the flash-forward future storyline was engaging and intriguing. Some very interesting sociological aspects as well, and the "bad deeds perpetrated in the name of better outcomes" was thought-provoking.

I enjoyed being treated to Lee's desolate, post-apocalyptic, could-be future world view, complete with "zombies" (of sorts, yet not really). Definitely some good stuff going on from a story idea perspective, executed with some f...more
Tim Busbey
Last year, I reviewed “The Breach,” the first book in Patrick Lee’s series of sci-fi thrillers. Earlier this year, I finally got around to reading the second book, “Ghost Country” and it was well worth the wait.

“Ghost Country” picks up the story of the shadow agency known as Tangent and the mysterious objects that pass through the anomaly known as The Breach. The book opens as Tangent member Paige Campbell and other members of her team leave the White House after presenting the president with i...more
Steve
Since the 1970's, a space-time anomaly known as The Breach has been emitting pieces of advanced technology. Now it has provided a device that allows the user to travel seventy years into the future, and what the Breach scientists find there is a destroyed world. Paige Campbell and her team give this information to the President, and are ambushed after leaving the White House. Paige has time to get out a message to a colleague, who contacts Travis Chase, a former member of the Breach team. Travis...more
Sarah
"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...more
Themistokeles
Mit diesem Roman schafft Patrick Lee einen extrem spannenden und interessanten Endzeitroman, der vor allen Dingen durch seine technischen und leicht sience-fiction-lastigen Elemente überzeugt.
Allein die Idee mit dem Portal und den Entitäten ist extrem interessant, auch wenn meine erste Assoziation bei dem Portal das Stargate war. Jedoch agiert und reagiert dieses Portal hier vollkommen anders.
Durch den Angriff auf die Leute von Tangent, die direkt am Portal arbeiten und unter denen sich die Prot...more
Luke Draeger
Called it quits on this one 150 pages in. I gave it a long rope because I more or less enjoyed the first book of this series, "The Breach". The author no doubt has a flare for the sci-fi, thriller genre - he's an expert at creating the hook at the end of chapters, pushing you to continue. I think those looking for a fast-paced, no frills good time will get into this one easily. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure in that way, sort of the book equivalent to a Duane Johnson film.
For me, this one just...more
Alan
So far so good...good action and storyline development, and clearly a plot-driven rather than character-driven story. And, that's not a bad thing for an action-adventure. Updates to follow.

A fun, escapist, plot-driven, dystopian, sci-fi action-adventure

The BREACH is an opening through which a diversity of alien technologies appear in our world. These technologies are managed by a neutral non-governmental organization respected by all nations (think Swiss banking as an example). Anyway, a hand-he...more
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The blurb intrigued me so much I had to buy this book. I love ‘end of the world’ novels which is why I grabbed this up even though I never heard about this author before. Ghost Country is about Paige opening a ‘door’ into the future which is desolate and void of life. Now she and her former team member Travis must find out how it happened. With the government after them will they stop it in time.

It started with well written action that really keeps the pages turning then it sla...more
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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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