Light It Up
“Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie’s Peter Ash is the real deal.”—Lee Child
In this 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.
Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry’s son-in-law and the company’s operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry’s daughter and her company vulnerable.
When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he’s guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash?
After finding himself on the defensive for too long, Peter marshals his resources and begins to dig for the truth in a scheme that is bigger—and far more lucrative—than he’d ever anticipated. With so much on the line, his enemy will not give up quietly...and now he has Peter directly in his sights.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With its crackling dialogue and jaw-dropping twists, Nick Petrie's third book about combat veteran Peter Ash—an exceptionally franchise-worthy hero—is a gripping, action-packed thriller. Here, the well-traveled Ash is on the job in Colorado, where he's guarding cash for the state’s booming cannabis industry. It's a high-stakes gig, as evidenced by an expertly planned hijacking that only Ash survives. Petrie's obvious affection for Ash is evident throughout Light It Up; his battleground savvy, moral complexity, and romantic streak are lovingly drawn, making us root for him harder with every fight he faces.
Thriller Award winner Petrie's propulsive third Peter Ash novel (after 2017's Burning Bright) finds the hyperresourceful Marine veteran in Colorado, helping old friend Henry Nygaard's Heavy Metal Protection team deliver a truckload of medical marijuana to Denver-area shops. Later, on a mountain road, hijackers ambush the truck and seize the money collected in Denver. Peter, the only team member to survive the violent encounter, manages to kill several hijackers and elude the rest. Eager to avenge his friends, Peter sets out to recover the stolen money and uncover the conspiracy behind the theft. With the help of Lewis, his faithful ex-Marine sidekick, and girlfriend June Cassidy both as fearless as Peter himself many bones are broken and gallons of blood are spilled in seeing justice done. The final hand-to-hand battle between Peter and the psychotic villain, involving a variety of guns, axes, and even a hammer, is a violent pi ce de r sistance. Petrie is a master of orchestrating convincing mayhem. Author tour.)
Great book, terrific brutal story
Again, another excellent Peter Ash, America’s hero, story. The bad guys are still out there, but so is Peter and June and, thankfully, Lewis. Again, Peter is another Jack Reacher, but a Marine, not Army, and younger, but just as smart and tough as Reacher. A very, very, good story.
A complicated, endearing man takes you on a roller coaster ride...just you, his friends, and the bad guys in the last car. Whee
Light It Up
Hey Lee, remember when Reacher was younger...and you were just beginning. Petrie the man now...Ash the new star and well deserved!