Nicholas Petrie's The Drifter has one of the most thrilling openings I've ever read, involving a dank crawlspace, the nastiest, smelliest dog in creation, and a former Marine lieutenant still suffering from the trauma of his war.  It can't get better than this, I figured, but it does.  Petrie's novel keeps accelerating even as it burrows ever deeper into the dark heart of the new American dream.  It is a sterling debut.  And yes, the dog is a star.”

—William Lashner, New York Times-bestselling author of The Barkeep

“A timely, intelligent thriller, as much an indictment as a gripping page-turner. Nicholas Petrie’s debut simmers and seethes until it finally boils over in a masterfully-drawn final showdown. Teeming with grit and desperation and told in spare, vivid prose, this is not a debut you’ll want to miss.”

—Owen Laukkanen, author of The Stolen Ones

 "The Drifter is a stunning debut. Peter Ash is one of the most complex characters I've come across in a long time. The pace is like a sniper round, extraordinarily fast and precisely calibrated. The prose is fluid, original and frequently brilliant, the story heart-wrenching and uplifting at the same time. There is grit in this tale that will stay with you for a long time. Perhaps forever. I eagerly await Nicholas Petrie's next creation."
—David Baldacci, New York Times -bestselling author of The Guilty

"With The Drifter, Nicholas Petrie has written just about the perfect thriller.  I haven't read such a well-crafted and gripping story in a month of Sundays.  If this is Petrie's first novel, watch out for the second one.  But why wait?  This one's here now, and it's a home run."

—John Lescroart, New York Times-bestselling author of The Fall

"A tangled tale of intrigue, action, and adventure with a battle-scarred hero who definitely rises to the challenge.  The clever plot is firmly conceived and crisp writing makes this a terrific story, told terrifically."

—Steve Berry, New York Times-bestselling author of The Patriot Threat