The Running Game by L.E. Fitzpatrick



This book is set in a futuristic London, governments have failed across Europe then further.  What is left is corruption, poverty and crime.

S’aven.  Originally called Safe Haven.  Pinky Morris is one of the crime bosses. He has his eyes set on Rachel Aaron, she is a Reacher.  They are sought out for their super abilities.  She has been able to hide from authorities and from those who hunt them for the bounty paid.  But suddenly finds she is being stalked, she has a feeling, it has been happening for a couple of weeks now.

Charlie and John Smith have been hired by Pinky to find and follow Rachel.  John is the dark and broody killing machine, his brother Charlie is the brains with past demons that haunt him.

The book is the start of a series, this is an introduction to the futuristic world, where some humans have special abilities such as telepathy and telekinesis.  The police force are open to bribes and are corrupt.  Churches have gone underground.

This is fast paced, with a mix of mob style crime, greed and corruption.  A good cast of memorable characters, with a solid plot line, and sub-plots that have mingled and twisted into a good addictive read.

I would recommend this book for people who like gritty thriller and crime.  Even if you are not a fan of dystopian genres this is a great book, and well worth reading.


Her father called it the running game. Count the exits, calculate the routes. Always be ready to run because they’ll always be coming for you. Whatever happens, they’ll always be coming for you.

Rachel had let her guard down and they had found her. She could run now, leave the city and try her luck beyond the borders, but with no money and a dark secret to hide her chances of survival are slim.

But then she meets two brothers with a dangerous past and secrets of their own. Can they help her turn the game around?

This is the first installment of the Reacher series. Set in a grim and not too distant future, this urban thriller will keep you hooked until the last page.


ebook, 1, 228 pages
Published 2013 by Smashwords
ISBN13 9781311313867
Edition Language English