Runner (Sam Dryden Novel)

      Patrick Lee
Runner (Sam Dryden Novel)

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 eleven 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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    Canyon Secret

      Patrick Lee
Canyon Secret

A dying man prepares to confess to a serious crime he committed 55 years earlier. While he waits for the police to arrive at the Montana Veterans' Home, he flashes back to 1952 in Butte, Montana, and the Canyon towns near Hungry Horse , Montana. The fierce labor strike of 1952 in Butte and the polio complication to Mik Anzich's granddaughter come back to life.

Anzich and his son reluctantly leave the picket lines and their home in the McQueen Addition in Butte to work the final months of the construction of the Hungry Horse Dam where he lives a double life of a father/husband/shift boss and a carousing/gambling/alcoholic con man.

The son-in-law's connection with a ruthless criminal endangers his own life, as well as the life of his family members. As he unwittingly races toward the inevitable confrontation with this criminal and the FBI, a cast of unforgettable characters find themselves drawn into the unfolding drama. The construction history of Hungry Horse Dam and the Canyon towns emerge as this confrontation heads towards the mystery's exciting climax.


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