Nick Petrie’s Next Peter Ash Novel Announced, Set for June 2023 Release


Drifter Peter Ash, star of Nick Petrie’s critically acclaimed series, is set to return to bookstores on June 27th, 2023 in The Heavy Lift.

Ash, who was first introduced in Petrie’s hit debut novel The Drifter back in 2016, has since gone on to star in seven books to date, including The Runaway, which was released earlier this year. That book took Peter to Nebraska where he inadvertently crossed paths with a stranded woman in need of help, only to wind up being sucked into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. This time around, with The Heavy Lift, book eight in the series, Peter will try and pay back a favor owed to a close friend, only to find himself sucked into a deadly criminal underworld—where chilling secrets threaten “everything they hold dear.”


Check out the official plot details below.


War veteran Peter Ash must follow his friend Lewis into a criminal underworld when secrets from the past threaten everything they hold dear in this propulsive new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series.

Peter Ash’s friend Lewis has helped him out of jam more times than he can count, and has saved his life more than once. So he doesn’t hesitate when Lewis asks a favor. Lewis has left his criminal past behind, but a former associate may be in trouble, and he and Peter must make a trip to check in on the man. But their visit immediately takes a dark turn when they arrive to find a smoldering cabin. They soon realize that someone has stolen a notebook full of incriminating secrets about Lewis’s long-ago crimes.
Lewis and Peter must find the notebooks: they are full of details that not only endanger the family and home that Lewis has built, but place his very life at risk. With June’s help, they begin to search. Soon they find themselves up against professional criminals, and the two men may have to tap into the dark sides that they have worked to keep hidden in order to take on particularly ruthless enemies.



Nick Petrie is the bestselling author of the award-winning Peter Ash series. A husband and father, he has worked as a roofer, carpenter, remodeling contractor, and freelance building inspector. He lives in Milwaukee. For more on Nick Petrie, including essays about writing, see his official website.

While fans will have to wait a little longer for the next Peter Ash adventure this time around, with a planned summer release instead of earlier in the year as Petrie’s fans have come to expect, The Heavy Lift (official cover art coming soon) is currently available for pre-order.



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