"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