The Drifter - Nick Petrie

The Drifter

By Nick Petrie

  • Release Date: 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,162 Ratings


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.


  • Ugh

    By bu stu
  • Read-it-in-a-day kind of book

    By chollers
    Good, easy read. Good characters, plausible plot.
  • Finally a relatable superhero

    By Bellas daddy
    Nick does a great job of making a war veteran superhero, who is still very human and struggles with real weaknesses
  • Implausible by any definition

    By prisoner 48
    Interesting story for a few pages. A damaged vet, living with PTSD. The break down for me occurs during a shoot out. Mr. Ash drills an ambusher in the middle of the forehead, at 50 feet with a 1911 Colt .45, while under 7.62 x39 auto fire, at night no less. Been a Colt fanatic for 50 years and this is next to impossible, Bob Lee would have a tough time pulling this off. The rest of the book may be excellent, however I won’t read any more about Peter Ash. I like my fiction to be accurate, at least when it comes to firearms.
  • fast and fun read!

    By poopy111111
    I loved this book! Fast-paced, interesting and exciting! I didn’t want it to end
  • Excellent!

    By ReinWilliam
    Easy flow and great story. Looking forward to the series!
  • The Drifter

    By Thatnine
    Story reads well. I really enjoyed it.
  • This book is outstanding!

    By Jhaughom
    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.
  • Good

    By YankiJ
    Thrilling novel for a starter.
  • Excellent, Well Written, Action Packed!

    By MathOsGuru
    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!