Patriarch Run: A Novel
" A breathless thriller...a literary meditation clutching a straight razor behind its back. Bold, beautifully written, and surprising. " —Marcus Sakey, bestselling author of The Brilliance Trilogy
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.
"Patriarch Run accomplishes something few thrillers have achieved: it gets the guns right, and it gets the psychology of the gunfight right. Benjamin Dancer writes the gunfight scenes with a realism seldom seen in fiction."
—Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, author, On Killing
—A. J. Banner, author, The Good Neighbor
—Scott Pratt, author, An Innocent Client
—Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security, author, Blackout Wars
—Gregory Hill, author, East of Denver
—Paul R. Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies Emeritus, President, Center for Conservation Biology
—Alan Weisman, author,The World Without Us
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Benjamin Dancer is the author of the literary thriller PATRIARCH RUN, the first book in a series that will include FIDELITY and THE STORY OF THE BOY. He also writes about parenting and education. You can learn more at BenjaminDancer.com.