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Ghost Country (Travis Chase #2)

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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
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ebook, 384 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books
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Frances
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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For the past 2 years, Travis Chase lived a quiet life by staying under the radar as Rob Pullman. After eating a late dinner Travis retired to the bedroom waiting for sleep to takeover when his buzzer rang echoing around the rooms of his apartment. Looking out the window to the entrance below, he saw a girl somewhere in her twenties, looking back at him. She called up to him shouting his name Travis. Only one person knew he was in hiding as Rob Pullman and he realized this stranger must have bee
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Diane
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Stephan
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
Katy
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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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
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
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
*** 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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Jim Lay
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lee's follow up to The Breach gives us a story of an apocalyptic future that Travis and Paige must enter to save this world. With a new device/entity from The Breach that allows them to view and enter a fixed point and time in a possible future, they have to fight for their lives and save the world we know.
Syd (deertales)
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Reed
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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
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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
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Dixie A.
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Marla
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't realize there was one before so I will need to backtrack. But it is an interesting concept. It wouldn't surprise me if someone was crazy enough to come up with a plan to destroy the world. The time travel is also something I'm interested in. Are there really ways to go into the future and see what is happening. And if you do go into the future, if you change things in the present to try to change what you saw, will it really change the future? A fast paced bo ...more
Jason
Jan 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it
More of the same great pacing and out-there sci-fi that made The Breach such a good read.
Irek
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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