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Head of Zeus
The Drifter
The Drifter by Nick Petrie
 Ash, 1

Eight years a soldier, Peter Ash came home from Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls 'white static', a buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming the Pacific coast's mountains and forests, sleeping under the stars.

But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man's widow and two young children. While repairing her dilapidated porch, he makes two unwelcome discoveries: The first is a dog, the meanest, ugliest dog he's ever laid eyes on, guarding a suitcase; the second unwelcome surprise is the suitcase's contents – $400,000 in cash and four slabs of plastic explosive.

Just what was his friend caught up in during his final days? Ash will find that the demons of war aren't easy to leave behind...

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
12 Oct 2017 * 384pp * £2.99 * 9781788542425
REVIEWS
'Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie's Peter ash is the real deal'
Lee Child
'A gripping, beautifully written novel'
Huffington Post
'A stunning debut novel ... The pace is like a sniper round, extraordinarily fast and precisely calibrated'
David Baldacci
'Keep an eye out in 2018 for a new American hero, Peter Ash, in an excellent series of thrillers from Head of Zeus'
ShotsMag
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Author
Nick Petrie
Nick Petrie
Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington, won a Hopwood Award for short fiction, and his story 'At the Laundromat' won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the Seattle Review. His debut novel featuring ex-soldier Peter Ash, The Drifter, won numerous awards including the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2017.
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