The Drifter

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.

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This book is outstanding!5 star

I read mysteries constantly. This is the best one I’ve read in years. It is outstanding. The characters are captivating and the writing is excellent. It is a great story. I highly recommend it. Once you start, you cannot put it down. 55


Good4 star

Thrilling novel for a starter. 45


Excellent, Well Written, Action Packed!5 star

I purchased this book given I am a Jack Reacher fan, and I am glad I did. Peter is just an outstanding main character akin to Jack Reacher and some. The writing flows as well as the storyline, and the emotional and psyche narratives lends themselves well for getting into the heads of the characters. I will not give a synopsis of the book so as not to ruin a reading for you all. I purchased the physical copy also to add to my bookshelf as it is a worthy written work. Kudos for the author for an outstanding reading experience! 55


The Drifter5 star

I really really enjoyed, and I don't usually write reviews. I saw this was your first published novel and I want to say good job and I'll be waiting for your next book!!! Ronda 55


The Drifter5 star

Excellent book. Thoughtful & provoking. Characters (two legged and four legged) took on a life of their own. 55


Entertaining4 star

Slightly predictable and the ending I thought would be a little more climatic. However I enjoyed it and it kept my attention. 45


The Drifter5 star

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was heartwarming and action filled. The way the veterans' story was interwoven was well told and I know was truly real. 55


The Drifter5 star

A very good read! Couldn't put down until I finished it! We put on an event for former Prisoners of War and the stories they share are heart rendering. They will tell you they still have nightmares every night no matter what war they served in. We welcome them home every year. 55


If you like Lee Childs... Recommend5 star

Well written. Reminds me of Lee Childs and the Jack Reacher series. Crisp dialogue, lots of action, well plotted... 55


Riveting and restrained5 star

An impeccable minimal style that keeps the pressure up with small touches. In the vein of Jack Reacher , a real compliment. Anxiously waiting for the next one. 55

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