The Drifter (Peter Ash Novel #1) (Paperback)

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Looking for a new thriller series? The Drifter is the first in Petrie's series about a veteran home from Afghanistan suffering from PTSD in the form of claustrophobia. When a Marine friend commits suicide he goes to help the widow and find out happened. He comes across a suitcase full of cash and explosives. Why did his friend have it? What does it have to do with his death? I'm a big fan of Petrie's Peter Ash. His story just gets better and better. For fans of Lee Child! - Sally

— From Advent 2017


The first explosive thriller featuring Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren't easily left behind...

"Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie's Peter Ash is the real deal."--Lee Child

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his "white static," the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars.

But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow with some home repairs. Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he's ever encountered...and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.

As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined...and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he'd left for good.

About the Author

Nicholas Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, and his story "At the Laundromat" won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. A husband and father, he runs a home-inspection business in Milwaukee. The Drifter is his first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425283257
ISBN-10: 0425283259
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Peter Ash Novel