Next January, Peter Ash is heading to Memphis, Tennessee to help out a friend of his girlfriend, June Cassidy, where he’ll quickly find himself pulled into a plot involving local gangbangers in Nick Petrie’s highly-anticipated fourth novel, Tear It Down.
In the new edge-of-your-seat adventure from national bestselling author Nick Petrie, Peter Ash pursues one case–and stumbles into another–in the City of the Blues.
Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June knows Peter needs to be on the move, so she sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who’s been receiving peculiar threats. When Peter arrives in Memphis, however, he finds the situation has gone downhill fast–someone has just driven a dump truck into Wanda’s living room. But neither Wanda nor Peter can figure out why.
At the same time, a young homeless street musician finds himself roped into a plan to rob a jewelry store. The heist doesn’t go as planned, and the young man finds himself holding a sack full of Rolexes and running for his life. When his getaway car breaks down, he steals a new one at gunpoint–Peter’s 1968 green Chevrolet pickup truck.
Peter likes the skinny kid’s smarts and attitude, but he soon discovers that the desperate musician is in far worse trouble than he knows. And Wanda’s troubles are only beginning. Peter finds himself stuck between Memphis gangsters–looking for Rolexes and revenge–and a Mississippi ex-con and his hog-butcher brother looking for a valuable piece of family history that goes all the way back to the Civil War.
Nick Petrie burst onto the thriller scene back in 2016 with his hit debut novel, The Drifter, which won the ITW Thriller Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel, and introduced readers to Peter Ash, an Iraqi war veteran who struggles with extreme claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress, thus preferring to live his life on the move. Last year, Petrie’s publisher (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) reissued the paperback version of The Drifter, selling over 45,000 copies.
Over the course of three books, Petrie’s character has drawn comparisons to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, quickly becoming a fan-favorite among thriller and crime fans. Tear It Down follows Light It Up (2018) and is currently scheduled to hit bookstores on January 15, 2019. . . fans can pre-order the next Ash novel here, or anywhere else books are sold.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.