Patriarch Run: A Novel by Benjamin DancerPatriarch Run: A Novel by Benjamin Dancer

Patriarch Run: A Novel

byBenjamin Dancer

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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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 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.
Benjamin’s work has been featured in BITCH MAGAZINE, THE HUMANIST, TRUTHOUT, THE COPPERFIELD REVIEW, THE DENVER POST, MANIFEST WEST, and other magazines and journals. PATRIARCH RUN is his first novel. You can learn more at
Title:Patriarch Run: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Conundrum PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194228022X

ISBN - 13:9781942280224


Editorial Reviews

“Overpopulation isn't just one more environmental problem: if there weren't so many of us, there wouldn't even be environmental problems. Fortunately, this one is solvable, humanely and surprisingly cheaply. I hope that once the blood from this dark spy saga dries, Dancer's readers are inspired to inquire how. They just might find their hopes rekindled."  —Alan Weisman, author, The World Without Us