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Head of Zeus
The Drifter
12 Oct 2017 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781788542425

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: the buzzing claustrophobia due to PTSD. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash helps the man's widow with some home repairs. But he makes an unexpected discovery: a suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 384 pages
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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...

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.

Nominated for Edgar and Anthony best first novel.

Winner of the 2017 ITW Thriller Best First Novel.

One of Apple's 10 Writers to Read in 2017.

MARKET: Lee Child; David Baldacci.


'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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