The Breach by Patrick Lee
Genre: Adult fiction
Lee's debut thriller pits ex-con ex-cop Travis Chase against increasingly dire odds as the action ratchets up like levels in a complex video game. Fresh out of prison, Travis sets out on a solo Alaskan trek, wanting nothing more than quiet time for introspection. Then he encounters a downed plane containing the dead bodies of the United States's first lady and several others, plus hints about a mysterious missing item. Armed with superior firepower and the instincts and savvy of a good cop, Travis tracks down the murderers, who are torturing hostage Paige Campbell to get her father, Peter, to reveal another clue. Travis manages to rescue Paige just as Peter confesses the information and is killed. His last words send Paige and Travis into a dangerous world of secrets and conspiracies, where they slowly learn about the eponymous Breach and meet progressively more menacing foes. It's all here: brilliantly devious enemies; nifty, innovative gadgets and weaponry; hang-on-to-your-hat action; and razor-sharp plot twists aplenty.
This was a new author to me and boy am I glad I was introduced to him. This is a page turner of a novel with doomsday devices and twists and turns that you don’t see coming.
Travis is part of this game that he doesn’t realize he’s been playing a part in for twenty years. He just wants to start his life over away from Minnesota and the reason for being in prison for 15 years.
When he rescues a young woman from being tortured he begins a journey that will take him from rugged Alaska, to Zurich, to Wyoming. He is a pawn in a deadly game that plays with your mind and makes you question if such a thing is possible.
I highly recommend this book if you love stories of the underdog winning and the bad guys losing.
I purchased this book from my local used bookstore.