By Patrick Lee
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If you knew that you were destined to kill 20 million people, what would you do? In the third and final chapter in Patrick Lee’s The Breach trilogy, that is the dilemma facing covert agent Travis Chase. In the first book of the trilogy, The Breach, a future version of Travis sent a message back through time to himself, warning the present day Travis that he was going to be responsible for the deaths of millions. Now, Travis comes face to face with that destiny in Deep Sky.
If you haven’t already read the first two books in the series (The Breach and Ghost Country), you really should before starting Deep Sky. Otherwise, you might be able to still enjoy the story, but you might feel a little lost at times, and you certainly won’t be able to understand all the references to past events.
The book opens with a bang as a missile strikes the White House, killing the President during a televised speech. That bold move is just the opening salvo, as the headquarters of covert agency Tangent comes under attack by the same forces. The only clue Travis and his girlfriend and fellow Tangent agent Paige Campbell have is two words: “See Scalar.”
The clue leads Paige and Travis to a secret in Tangent’s past that will ultimately uncover the secret of the Breach and the entities that pass through it. I can’t say too much more without spoiling the story, and the multitude of twists and turns Lee takes his reader through are way too enjoyable for me to ruin it for you.
While the first two books were more thrillers with a touch of sci-fi in the form of the entities, Deep Sky puts the sci-fi front and center. I loved the sci-fi ending, as Lee finally explains the origin of “The Breach” and the artifacts that passed through it. I have to admit I never saw that twist coming, but it makes perfect sense in the context of the whole story.
Just like the first two books, Deep Sky is an intense, fast-paced story with lots of twists and turns and surprises you will never see coming.
I am very sad to see the trilogy come to an end. I read all three of the books in the past year and they are three of my favorite books I have read in that time. I loved the plot twists and the creative imagination Lee let blossom as he created this story for us. I can not wait to see what stories Lee has to tell next. I’m sure I will readily devour them all.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give Deep Sky a 4.5.
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