Burning Bright

Burning Bright Review

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 is 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.

Title:Burning Bright
Edition Language:English

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    Burning Bright Reviews

  • Larry H

    Hell, yes! Once again, Nick Petrie proves he knows how to write a thriller that kicks ass and takes names.Petrie's debut novel, The Drifter (see my review), was absolutely fantastic, a thriller wi...

  • Frances

    June Cassidy is pushing 30 working as a freelancer writing mostly on issues of privacy in the electronic age for Public Investigations. Having recently lost her mother who had been a brilliant scienti...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.This book really grabbed my attention from the start with almost non-stop excitement. It almost felt like I had been thrown into an action movie a...

  • The Pfaeffle Journal (Diane)

    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 ...

  • Andrew Smith

    I’d really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Drifter, which introduced war veteran Peter Ash. The distinguishing feature about Ash is the extreme claustrophobia he suffers as a result of hi...

  • Vikki

    Conspiracy-theory, fugitive from the law, car chase books aren't my usual choice of reading material but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot pulls you in immediately with June getting kidnapped a...

  • Jacqueline J

    Long review just got eaten by internet failure. Can't force myself to retype.I enjoyed it for the most part although there was quite a bit of willing suspension of disbelief needed. Didn't like the en...

  • Dave

    Burning BrightBurning Bright, the second novel in the Peter Ash series, is a fast-moving, action-packed Adventure featuring a claustrophobic Iraq War veteran and the damsel in distress he stumbled upo...

  • Laura Rash

    Loving this series! Peter Ash is such a complicated but simple character that you just gotta love! Combining a story of a vet dealing with PTSD, righting wrongs in the world & future technological adv...

  • Dana Stabenow

    The second book in Petrie's Peter Ash series, about a vet returned from the Sandbox on the run from PTSD-induced claustrophobia, which is why he's out hiking in northern California, which is where he ...