A Sam Dryden Novel
From the author of Runner, Sam Dryden comes under attack from unknown forces as an unremembered episode from his past threatens more than just his life in Dark Site.
“Thriller writing of the highest order.”—Providence Journal
On an otherwise normal morning, former Special Forces operative Sam Dryden is the target of an unsuccessful attempted abduction. Using his attacker's cellphone, he learns that another person, a woman named Danica Ellis, is also being targeted. Dryden arrives just in time to save Danica from the assault team sent after her. But neither of them recognize the other—or have any idea why they are being targeted. The only clue is a heavily redacted, official-looking document given to Danica by her stepfather before he was killed.
“Just when it seems clear what’s truly going on, another surprise appears...”—Associated Press
Dryden immediately recognizes it as a “scrub file,” a record of what a subject knew before their memories were chemically destroyed. The redacted document refers to witnesses to a secret military site in Ashland, Iowa in 1989. Both Dryden and Danica lived in Ashland in 1989, when they were both twelve years old, though neither of them has any memory of the other. Now it’s up to Dryden and Danica to piece together the details of their past—and elude the forces that are after them in the present-day—before more lives are lost…including their own.
“Patrick Lee manages to build character and create an audacious premise without ever taking his foot off the throttle.” —Booklist (starred review)
Minotaur Books, 9781250030801, 528pp.
Publication Date: July 28, 2020