Light it Up

Light it UpLight It Up by Nick Petrie
Series: Peter Ash #3
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on January 16th 2018
Pages: 400
Format: arc_pdf
Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Mystery
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three-half-stars


Synopsis


In the newest 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.

Then, when Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack from hijackers and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the incidents mount, he has to wonder: for criminals as sophisticated as these, is this money really worth the risk? And if not, what about his cargo is worth more?

My thoughts on this book

Peter Ash in this third book of the series once again seems to have gotten himself mixed up with some bad hombres while trying to help a friend. The story was clever and original but there was just a little too much violence for my taste. This is an action packed story with Peter fighting for his and his friends lives every moment. While I enjoyed the second book, this book left me cold. The story was good and well plotted and will have an appeal to many readers.

Burning Bright

Burning BrightBurning Bright by Nicholas Petrie
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on January 10th 2017
Pages: 432
Format: arc_pdf
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three-half-stars


Synopsis


"Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie s Peter Ash is the real deal."--Lee Child 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."

My thoughts on this book

This is the second book in the Peter Ash series, it was a great read. Well plotted story, good character development, moves along at a good pace.

June’s mother, a brilliant programmer was a victim of a hit and run accident, now someone
Is trying to kidnap June in effort to get access to June’s mother’s program. Peter Ash a veteran with PTDS meets up with June, together they try to figure out who wanted June’s mother dead to get her last program.

Peter and June with a full cast of characters pursue and are pursued making for an action packed read. I received this book from Penguins First to Read, for an honest review.