Monday, July 20, 2015

Get the Signal

Signal (Sam Dryden, #2)Signal by Patrick  Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sam Dryden is back in another heart-pounding adventure. Patrick Lee has solidified his place on Miss Em's "Don't miss the next book" list with this second entry in what she hopes will be a long running series. So far, there's a near-future, sci-fi twist to these thrillers highlighting government or corporate secret research and nefarious wrongdoing that our hero tries to right. Sam is as compelling a character as Lee Child's Jack Reacher: appealing to both men and women, a talented everyman who saves the day while remaining true to his own code, a man of particular honor.

The book starts out with what you are sure is another ripped-from-the-headlines tragedy--but turns into something completely different. Can we know the future? Is it possible to change the future? Is it wise? Is it possible not to try? These are the big questions behind the racing plot. Sam is drawn in to the drama by an old friend who needs help. There's a conspiracy that goes back to Nazi days. There are murders and intrigue and danger abounding, twists and turns and impossible choices, everything that's good about the genre. Don't wait years for the movie, the book is always better!

I received an ARC from the publisher, Minotaur, for review., and I have one to give away. Comment to enter for a chance to win.


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