The anomaly called the Breach is the government’s most carefully guarded secret.
But there is another secret even less known... and far more terrifying.
As the U.S. President addresses the nation fromthe Oval Office, a missile screams toward the White House. In a lightning flash, the Chief Executive is dead, his mansion in ruins, and two cryptic words are the only clue to the assassins’ motives: “See Scalar.”
Now Travis Chase of the covert agency Tangent - caretakers of the Breach and all its grim wonders - along with partner and lover Paige Campbell and technology expert Bethany Stewart, have only twenty-four hours to unearth a decades-old mystery once spoken of in terrified whispers by the long since silenced. But their breakneck race cross-country - and back through time and malleable memory - is calling the total destructive might of a shadow government down upon them. For Travis Chase has a dark destiny he cannot be allowed to fulfill....
©2012 Patrick Lee (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
I've enjoyed this trilogy very much. The first two books are so different and unique - even from each other. The only reason I didn't give the book a 5 star rating for the story is that I was expecting something "more" from the ending. Even though I read other reviews that mentioned that the ending seemed somewhat rushed, it didn't keep me from reading the book. I just wish there had been a few more chapters.
It's still one of my favorite series and in about a year I will listen to all three books in a row and it might give me a different outlook on the ending.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
This story is a bit more sci-fi (or speculative) than the 2nd book, but it is still, essentially, a thriller book with a hint of sci-fi in how the technical/tools enable the events to occur. So, the world is not sci-fi, nor are people's behaviors, or the society, but there are a slew of alien tools that make the story just brush into the sci-fi realm.
Great little twist in here too - I didn't see it coming, but, in hindsight, it was not all that unexpected after all... the author lead us so - oh-so-subtly - down a road that it isn't until we are at the end of that road that we realize how well-crafted it was.
I really wish there were more books in this series. It is a perfect blend of my two favorite genres (thriller/mystery and sci-fi) and it is very well written. Audible doesn't have them listed as a series, but you really should read them in order: The Breach, Ghost Country, then Deep Sky. I think the stories do stand alone, but the character development and source of the alien artifacts will make more sense if the books are read in order.
The narrator is decent... occasionally you can hear him inhale, but the story takes you away from 'hearing' that most of the time. There is nothing gory, graphic or sexual here. I don't think there was any swearing either...
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Deep Sky" is the final novel in the series. It does a good job of winding up all the dangling strings left in 'Ghost Country" and even some left over from 'The Breach"
As a whole, I very much enjoyed the series and recommend it for a sic-fi/future history reader. Some romance but not too overdone, interesting tech thoughts kept me involved, the male and female protagonists were both well written as was the plot as a whole.
Well worth the credit.
I thought the ending was fitting and wrapped up the series very well. I hope Patrick Lee isn't done with Science Fiction. He has a lot of great ideas and this series proves it.
The lead of course.
As if written by Phillip K. Dick but directed by John McTiernan.
It's a shame that it's the end of the series. I would have carried on reading a few more of these storylines.
You will want to listen to/read the first two books in this series before starting Deep Sky.
Deep Sky was a satisfying conclusion to the "Breach" series. Lee does a great job tying up several plot lines and filling in the blanks. I'm assuming this is the last book although there is potentially room for more. Lee's creativity is amazing and I'm sure he is a very intelligent individual. My one issue with his writing is his greatest strength, the ability to create tension and drama is sometimes his greatest weakness. There was a scene where Paige was approaching "someone" and had to be very quiet. Lee went on and on with "another step and another and another" ad nauseam. It took me out of the scene and made me think of "Happy Gilmore" when Chubbs was saying "Just tap it in. Just tap it in." "Tappy Tappy!!!"
Other than that issue (which exists in every book in the series), Lee is an incredible author and I'm hoping in future books he learns to be less liberal with his brush strokes when creating his art.
As always, Jeff Gurner did a great job narrating the book.
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This is my first time reading Patrick Lee. Deep Sky was an Audible Sale Pick, based on previous books I have read. And I was super surprised. Could not put it down. One of those gets you right from the beginning books. Which are my favorite. If you like Sci-Fi, intrigue, secrets from the past and the future, this one is for you. [Smile]
Sorry its over - really liked this series. If you liked the other two, you won't be disappointed by this one.
I enjoyed this book. The twists in the plot kept me guessing and made the listen enjoyable. I am ready for the next book from Mr. Lee.
I loved the first two books and while I enjoyed this book it wasn't as good as the first two in many ways.
First off this book is SHORT. Perhaps it didn't need to be as long as the previous two but it felt a little rushed and less detailed than the other two books. That's not necessarily a bad thing but I think it took a little bit away from this book.
Second, the ending was pretty awesome in some ways but I felt a little dissatisfied. I mean they didn't explicitly say "and then X happened" because it should be really obvious; I just felt a little empty like the story was missing a chapter at the end. Perhaps the writer was best stopping the book where he did...
It would be interesting to see if we could explore more stories in this universe but...well I don't want to spoil the ending here but I'm guessing the stories would have to be quite different. Still, I would love to see it.
"Nicely wrapped up"
Was a bit unsure about this series initially but really enjoyed it and the end was good as well but sort of leaves it open for another book as well
Full of twists and turns. Keeps the listener gripped to the end. The range of voices helps the story flow.
"Fantastic! Brilliant! Astounding!"
If you haven't read The Breach, the first novel in this trilogy, it's definitely not worth reading this first…
This third novel neatly ties up the overarching story from its predecessors, whilst astounding you because you didn't grasp that there was an overarching story in the first place!
These 3 stories can stand alone in their narrative, pace and ingenuity, but are far better as a whole! Patrick Lee is an ingenious author and someone whom I will follow eagerly!
Once again, you won't see this ending coming, but when you get there, it'll all make perfect sense!
"Patrick's done it again..."
I loved this book, it was so exciting, so well read, and fast paced. Now, everything is compared to it and nothing has come close
"Third and last part of the trilogy"
Thriller, sci fi, romantic
The imagination of the author and the surprises (the listener cannot guess what he will meet round the corner
The end, totally unexpected.
The Breach Part III
"Great ending to the series"
Sad to get to the end and hope there might be another in the series but as it finished so neatly probably won't be. It certainly is a thrill a minute like the other 2. Very Lee Child 😊👍
"This plot just gets BIGGER and MORE intense..."
The perfect finish to the whole storyline.
The questions left behind by "the Breach" and "Ghost Country" are all tied together into a coherent story that make sense on a bigger scale than I imagined before I read the book.
If you have read the first 2 books then you still have no idea what's coming or just how big the picture is really going to get...!
Get it you'll love it.
Patrick Lee has really brought it all together here. If you think about reading these books, please read from first to last so that you get the full impact of the various decisions - it's well worth it!!!
"Another great listen"
Have loved all three of these books. I hope there will be more. That's what they are like. You just can't get enough.
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