Burning Bright

Burning Bright

Book - 2017
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In the new novel featuring war veteran Peter Ash, "an action hero of the likes of Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne" ( Lincoln Journal-Star ), Ash has a woman's life in his hands--and her mystery is stranger than he could ever imagine.

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. It leads to another, and another, up through the giant tree canopy, and ending at a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run. From below them come the sounds of men and gunshots.

Just days ago, investigative journalist June Cassidy escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail. She suspects they're after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out what's going on, and help from someone with Peter's particular set of skills.

Only one step ahead of their pursuers, Peter and June must race to unravel this peculiar mystery. What they find leads them to an eccentric recluse, a shadowy pseudo-military organization, and an extraordinary tool that may change the modern world forever.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399174575
Branch Call Number: F PETRIE
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 24 cm.


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Oct 26, 2019

attempted to read because the first in the series was horrible. but no can do. too much description of the main character. the author really tried to be Reacher but it is a big fail

Dec 13, 2018

I'm an avid suspense novel reader, and I am always looking to find new authors. Nick Petrie was recommended recently on reputable book list, so I gave him a try. Petrie's main character, Peter Ash, is a younger version of Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Peter Ash, a military hero, is tall, strong, and skilled, but he is not brash or intimidating. He's a more modern hero, with personal demons that keep him from leading a normal life. As he roams the US with a backpack and a tent, he find plenty of challenges and people who need his help.

Dec 13, 2017

I think Peter Ash is a wonderful character. I liked the first book better though. The first half of this story is great but then the core of the plot weighs it down in the second. It was worth the read, but I'm looking forward to the next book with a higher expectation.

Nov 17, 2017

I picked this up in an airport (thinking I was going to need an extra read due to delay) and then set it aside for quite awhile - what was I thinking? This is an awesome book. Nick Petrie's BURNING BRIGHT is a great story with a super plot and really, really, really interesting characters. I didn't read his first book introducing Peter Ash, and won't now (because I got the gist of it from BURNING BRIGHT). But, I am really looking forward to his next book, LIGHT IT UP, when it comes out. If you want a new author and a great thriller to read, I highly recommend Nick Petrie's books.

KHaney Aug 14, 2017

2nd book in what promises to be a terrific new series. I really enjoyed Burning Bright, great thriller. Just wish I'd started with book one, The Drifter :)


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