Nick Petrie & The Runaway

Nick Petrie recently appeared at The Poisoned Pen for his seventh Peter Ash thriller, The Runaway. He’s appeared at the bookstore since his first book, The Drifter. You can still order The Drifter through the Web Store, along with signed copies of The Runaway.

Here’s the summary of The Runaway.

“Petrie has a preternatural talent for ratcheting up suspense.”–New York Times Book Review
When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds shes in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series.

War veteran Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he encounters a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car dead. Peter offers her a lift, but what begins as an act of kindness soon turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across the lonely highways with the woman’s vicious ex-cop husband hot on their trail. The pregnant woman has seen something she was never meant to see . . . but protecting her might prove to be more than Peter can handle.

In order to save the woman and himself, Peter must use everything he has learned during his time as a Marine, including his knowledge of human nature, in order to escape a ruthless killer with instincts and skills that match—and perhaps exceed—Peter’s own.

Nick Petrie is the author of six novels in the Peter Ash series, most recently The Breaker. His debut, The Drifter, won both the ITW Thriller award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and was a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett Awards. A husband and father, he lives in the Milwaukee area.

If you’re a fan of this series, you’ll really enjoy the story of Peter Ash’s changes through the series. If you haven’t yet read the books, enjoy the conversation with Nick Petrie and Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore.