Runner is an outstanding high-concept thriller that grips and entertains like your favourite Hollywood action movie - fans of Lee Child, Simon Toyne and Dan Brown, will love this rollercoaster of a thriller.

'Patrick Lee is a huge talent and Runner is his best book yet - breathless, involving, smart, and completely convincing' LEE CHILD

Sam Dryden was done being a hero. But when, acting on instinct, he hides a terrified young girl from a group of well-armed pursuers, his fate is sealed.

Eleven-year-old Rachel can't remember much, but she knows she was imprisoned by men trying to kill her. And that she is important to them.

In Dryden, though, Rachel has found the perfect protector - an ex-soldier, well versed in secrets and driven to do what's right.

But hunted and on the run, it's only as Rachel's memory returns that he begins to realise the scale of the dangers they face.

And then only one thing matters:
Don't. Get. Caught.

'Pure adrenaline rush . . . an action-packed novel brimming with complex characters as well as genuine heart. Not to be missed' Lisa Gardner

'An amazing, high speed, hi-octane novel than moves faster than most people can read. Rarely is a story both plot driven and character driven, but Runner does this and more'
Nelson DeMille

'I'm going to sue Patrick Lee for giving me whiplash: that's how furiously paced this book is. A terrific cast of characters, unrelenting action - strap in and enjoy the ride' Jesse Kellerman



  • Patrick Lee is a huge talent and Runner is his best book yet - breathless, involving, smart, and completely convincing
    Lee Child

About the author

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee lives in Hudsonville, Michigan. He is the author of three previous novels: The Breach (a New York Times Bestseller), Ghost Country, and Deep Sky. Runner was the first novel in his Sam Dryden series, Only to Die Again is the second.
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