At a Glance
Patrick Lee is the American author of the Sam Dryden and Travis Chase books. Patrick Lee’s work often falls into the science fiction and techno-thriller genres, featuring complex plots and fast-paced action.
Here are the Patrick Lee books in order for his two series and standalone works.
Latest Patrick Lee Books
Travis Chase Books in Publication Order
Sam Dryden Books in Publication Order
Standalone Novels in Publication Order
- Wild Night, 2022
Patrick Lee Biography – About the Author
Patrick Lee was born in West Michigan in 1976. As a major gamer, he spent a lot of his teen years playing Nintendo video games. He also loved creative writing assignments during classes in school.
Being a movie buff, in his early 20s he wrote two screenplays which he sold to Hollywood studies, however, none of them have been picked up or turned into movies.
When he reached his early 30s, he decided that writing novels is what he wants to do going forward, unless he wanted to spend the rest of his life on the couches of relatives.
So far Patrick Lee has written 5 novels, the Travis Chase trilogy and two novels in the Sam Dryden series, both in the techno-thriller genre.
The first book to appear in hardcover is Runner, the first novel in the Sam Dryder thriller series. Sam is on the run with a teenage girl who is fearing for her life, and with good reason.
The movie rights have been bought by Warner Brothers, and I’m looking forward to hearing that it will be actually made.
Patrick Lee’s debut novel, The Breach, is the first book in the Travis Chase trilogy, and it was picked up by Janet Reid at Fineprint literary agency, who sold it as well as the second one to HarperCollins, which became the author’s main publisher.
In writing his books, Patrick Lee doesn’t like to outline the story. Instead, he prefers to go where the flow takes him. Once he gets deep into the plot, he knows where the story will need to go to end on the right note. This way, he doesn’t have to strictly rely on an outline, especially since interesting ideas come to the author even very late in the process of fleshing out the plot.
Patrick Lee’s books are often characterized as science fiction techno-thrillers, as the author likes mixing technology with dangerous stories and plots. For his research for his books, Patrick often draws from his knowledge from books he has read over the years both in fiction and non-fiction.
From all the books I’ve read by Patrick Lee, I think The Breach is my all time favorite. Like the rest of the books, it focuses heavily on technology and the wonders – and dangers it can create. I just finished reading Daniel Suarez‘s Demon series and I was looking for something else in the same gritty techno-thriller genre. Once I’ve read Breach, I was hooked!
Who is Sam Dryden?
The second Patrick Lee series features Sam, an ex-Special Forces Delta Rangers guy who has been living in a small town on the coast of Southern California on autopilot ever since he experienced a major loss in his life.
All this changes when, in Runner, during one of his runs, he comes across a 12-year-old girl on the run, Rachel, who gets attached to the girl while trying to keep her safe from those who want to kill her. The more he learns about Rachel, the more he realizes that she has a strange power that should not be possible in real life. He knows that he will protect her with his own life if needed.
Sam is a guy who needs to help people, and helping Rachel fulfills this need in him.
Who is Travis Chase?
The series follows the adventures of the main character, Travis Chase. Travis is a former cop with a troubled past, known for his sharp instincts and relentless determination.
In the series, Travis Chase finds himself embroiled in a world of secrets, conspiracies, and advanced technology. He becomes entangled in a high-stakes battle against powerful forces that threaten the very fabric of reality.
He is portrayed as a complex and multifaceted character. Haunted by his past and driven by a strong sense of justice, he possesses a unique ability to navigate dangerous situations and unravel mysteries with his keen intellect and resourcefulness.
Throughout the series, Travis Chase faces numerous challenges and confronts personal demons while striving to uncover the truth and protect those he cares about. He once abandoned Paige Campbell and his Tangent colleagues. Now he has to make up for the loss. His character arc evolves as he delves deeper into the enigmatic world around him, uncovering shocking revelations and facing unimaginable dangers.