With all the accolades given to this book I was expecting a lot more. It took more than 75 pages to get into the story but then it got good up to the end. Travis Chase is again asked to attempt an impossible rescue of Page. This time by Bethany, an employee of Tangent, a secret government agency whose main function is to guard and study The Breach. The Breach is a gate to another dimension, from which mysterious devices keep passing through. Page is captured by gunmen and held by government agents working for the President. Page had shown the President a device from The Breach that show a future Earth that was devastated by some calamity that is supposed to happen in a few months. Page tells the President, if he knows about something that can cause this, he should think about stopping the action. Apparently, this bothered the President and Page is taken soon after. Page had sent a message to Bethany and she understood enough of the message to use a twin device to the one Page had to also look into the future to see what Page saw. She then goes looking for Chase, who is now living a quiet life under an assumed name. Chase has to go back and save Page one more time and then, along with Bethany, need to go against a vast government network and try to avert the disaster that is impending. From there the book moves rather quickly, with the trio constantly having to escape "sure death" situations. Most of the book kept my attention but I am very hesitant to give it better than three stars for several reason. The slow beginning is one reason. Secondly, some of the rescues are similar to the first book. Thirdly, when all is finally revealed, there are a lot of similarities to a recent book I read called The Ark. Lastly, having read The Breach about a year ago and it was difficult to follow some of the plot without going back to read the first book again. Therefore, I suggest you read The Breach first.
I enjoyed this novel so much that I've ordered a copy of The Breach, Patrick Lee's first novel set in the same world as Ghost Country. A high-tech sci-fi thriller, Ghost Country starts off with the motorcade of scientists from a secretive organization being mowed down on the order of the president and doesn't let up from there. One woman (Paige Campbell) survives, and with the aid of two others (Travis Chase and Bethany) set out to stop the events that could lead to then end of life … more
From my SF Signal review: REVIEW SUMMARY: Ghost Country is 24 for science fiction fans. Y'know, when 24 was good. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Travis Chase must rescue Paige Campbell who was kidnapped when she learned via alien technology that the world will be a vast wasteland in seventy years. MY REVIEW: PROS: Relentless action; engaging plot-driven story; good use of alien technology; perfectly paced. CONS: Author's tendency to specify … more
Ghost Country is the second novel in a series about a phenomenon called The Breach, which seems to be a passage or worm hole between dimensions. On one side of The Breach is Earth in the present time. What's on the other side is not clear, at least in this second book, but one thing is evident, which is that an advanced civilization of some sort lies on the other side. How do we know? Because artifacts of an advanced technology keep coming through The Breach. Scientists on the Earth side are … more
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