Signal by Patrick Lee is the 2nd fast-paced thriller in the Sam Dryden series that features high-concept technology able to peek ten hours into the future (available July 7, 2015).
If Energizer is ever considering a rebrand, they should set their sights on Sam Dryden. An ex-Special Forces agent, Dryden never slows down, and repeatedly puts his life on the line to help those who need it. Signal, by Patrick Lee, is the second book in the Sam Dryden series (after last year’s Runner), and it blends action, science, and conspiracy together in masterful strokes.
When Signal opens, Dryden is attempting to enjoy retirement by purchasing old houses, fixing them up, and then flipping them for profit. It’s honest work, and it has the added bonus of keeping him in shape, which comes in handy in the events that transpire after he receives a frantic phone call from a former colleague, Claire Dunham, who needs his immediate help on a secret mission. Dryden knows that Dunham wouldn’t hyperbolize her situation, and he immediately jumps in the car to meet her. Fast forward a few hours: Dryden and Dunham have successfully saved four kidnapped girls from imminent death, and he's killed the assailant. There’s only one caveat – in the very first chapter of Signal, we see this same scene play out very differently, with all four girls perishing in a fire. So how then, is it possible, that Dryden and Dunham could have saved these girls when we've already seen them die? Did they travel back in time?
Not quite…but sort of.