The Breach, by Patrick Lee, is a suspenseful and exciting thriller. The novel
centers around a troubled character, Travis Chase, tramping through the Alaskan wilderness.
Two thousand miles away from all that he knows and loves, Travis faces the dark reality of
his past: he is an ex-cop, and an ex-con. As he ponders his future, Travis is confronted by
a shocking scene: a 747 passenger jet filled with dead people has crashed in the wild. Among
the dead is the wife of the president of the United States.
Just one year out of prison, Travis presents an unusual character, a man who has lived on
both sides of the law. Upon his involvement in the mystery of the downed plane, Travis is
thrown into a complex conspiracy that will require all of his training to survive. The dangers
Travis will face involve mind-boggling technology and a deadly adversary.
Lee’s good use of plot twists and science fiction elements makes for a plausible read.
The subplots regarding Travis’ past and his growing romantic involvement with the plane crash
survivor he saves from the enemy are handled well. The author also introduces readers to great
The Breach is a great debut novel, well worth the read.