Peter Ash

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395 ratings

The Drifter Publisher's Summary

An explosive thriller debut introducing Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren't easily left behind....

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.

Suspenseful and thrilling, and featuring a compelling new hero, The Drifter is an exciting debut from a fresh voice in crime fiction.

©2016 Nicholas Petrie (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Drifter

    • A Peter Ash Novel
    • By: Nick Petrie
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 833
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great lead in for a series until...

    • By Kim Hamblin, PhD on 01-27-16

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Nick Petrie
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of Northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he'd hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a grizzly long thought to have vanished from this part of the country. In a fight of man against bear, Peter doesn't favor his odds, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearby sapling. There he finds something strange: a climbing rope affixed to a distant branch above.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting initially, but then the let down

    • By C. Vincent on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 3

    • Light It Up

    • By: Nick Petrie
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    In the newest action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Peter Ash!!

    • By Silverhamr on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $31.50