Peter Ash

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466 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 945
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 862

    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 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    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 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    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
    • Another winner in a great series

    • By glogirl on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 4

    • Tear It Down

    • A Peter Ash Novel, Book 4
    • By: Nick Petrie
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mendel
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June knows Peter needs to be on the move, so she sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who's been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds the situation has gone downhill fast - someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda's living room. But neither Wanda nor Peter can figure out why. 

    Regular price: $31.50