Patriarch Run

by Benjamin Dancer

The Book

Nine years ago, Jack Erikson was deployed to China to protect the United States from a cyberattack. Now, suffering from a drug-induced amnesia, he is unable to recognize his own son. What Jack knows for sure is that an elite group of operators is determined to kill him. What he does not yet remember is that he controls a cyber weapon powerful enough to return human civilization to the Stone Age. If Jack lives long enough to piece together his mission and his identity, he will be forced to choose between the fate of humankind and that of his own family.

Readers of Cormac McCarthy and Peter Heller will appreciate both the suspense and the Western setting. In his thrilling literary debut, Benjamin Dancer also explores the timeless themes of fatherhood and the fraying fabric of global stability.

A Reader's Opinion 

Benjamin Dancer has written a thriller with depth. It not only has shoot outs and other high risk situations, but it explores the complexities of relationships the characters have with others and themselves. I felt like I was in a high speed car chase, only slowing down long enough to witness a crash on the side of the road. Though the story is fast-paced, I slowly gathered the pieces to the puzzle until my brain exploded at the end from the craziness. I recommend reading the interviews at the end to get the complete scope of the story. I was fully invested in each of the characters' stories. Obviously, each character made different choices, but they all had a strength that was admirable. After reading this book, it will make you more aware of your daily choices and how they not only affect you but humanity, too. Read this book if you want a country western version of Bourne Identity, or, read it because you want a great thriller!

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Format Read: E-Book

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Reviewed By: Rose Milligan

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