Posted by Susan C.
Signal: A Sam Dryden Novel by Patrick Lee
Expected Publication: July 7, 2015
In this sequel to Runner, ex-Special Forces operative Sam Dryden receives a desperate phone call from Claire Dunham, an old friend working as an internal security chief at Bayliss Labs. A spin-off from a big defense contractor, Bayliss works on bleeding-edge technology. But what researchers have stumbled upon goes beyond the edge of technology, and into the future, literally. Working with neutrino particles that not only move faster than light but also move against the direction of time, scientists have built a machine that uses radio waves to transmit events that happen ten and a half hours into the future. After the lab is destroyed in a suspicious chemical fire, Claire and Sam race to prevent further disasters predicted by another (hidden) machine. It looks like another country may have discovered the same technology and has begun to use it against the United States.
Verdict: Patrick Lee's thriller featuring a loner hero compares to Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" series but with the added kick of technology. Readers will wait with bated breath for the next Dryden Adventure.