Light It Up
Peter Ash is back!
“With its crackling dialogue and jaw-dropping twists, Nick Petrie’s third book about combat veteran Peter Ash—an exceptionally franchise-worthy hero—is a gripping, action-packed thriller. Here, the well-traveled Ash is on the job in Colorado, where he’s guarding cash for the state’s booming cannabis industry. It’s a high-stakes gig, as evidenced by an expertly planned hijacking that only Ash survives. Petrie’s obvious affection for Ash is evident throughout Light It Up; his battleground savvy, moral complexity, and romantic streak are lovingly drawn, making us root for him harder with every fight he faces.” —iBooks
“Like Robert Parker’s Spenser, Ash is a self-contained, unstoppable force with very useful friends. Vividly troubled yet likable, he intrigues the reader even while managing to save a little part of his world—again. The action in this third outing is nonstop; the drug scene is timely; the characters, including the villains, are deftly drawn, and the tension keeps rising.”—Library Journal
“Propulsive . . . Petrie is a master of orchestrating convincing mayhem.”—Publishers Weekly
“A conflict is only as a strong as its villain; Petrie layers in three, including a warrior every bit Ash’s counterpart in fighting prowess but far superior in depravity, and a troubled figure from Ash’s military past. While weed is at the core of the crimes here, the novel makes plain that the most addictive green thing is money.”—Jim Higgins, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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?