The Wild One (Peter Ash, #5)
War veteran Peter Ash tracks a murderer and his criminal family through the most forbidding and stark landscape he has ever encountered, in the latest thriller from the national bestselling author of The Drifter.Losing ground in his fight against post-traumatic claustrophobia, war veteran Peter Ash has no intention of getting on an airplane--until a grieving woman asks Peter to find her eight-year-old grandson. The woman's daughter has been murdered. Erik, the dead daughter's husband, is the sole suspect, and he has taken his young son and fled to Iceland for the protection of Erik's lawless family.Finding the boy becomes more complicated when Peter is met at the airport by a man from the United States Embassy. For reasons both unknown and unofficial, it seems that Peter's own government doesn't want him in Iceland. The police give Peter two days of sightseeing in Reykjavik before he must report back for the first available seat home. . . and when they realize Peter isn't going home until he accomplishes his mission, they start hunting him, too.From the northernmost European capital to a rustbound fishing vessel to a remote farm a stone's throw from the arctic, Peter must confront his growing PTSD and the most powerful Icelandic snowstorm in a generation to find a killer, save an eight-year-old boy, and keep himself out of an Icelandic prison--or a cold Icelandic grave.

The Wild One (Peter Ash, #5) Details

TitleThe Wild One (Peter Ash, #5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 14th, 2020
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Rating
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime

The Wild One (Peter Ash, #5) Review

  • Yigal Zur
    January 1, 1970
    it is a nice thriller but not great. it is enjoyable but have it flaws. i admit it took me around 60 pages to start to enjoy. l have read any of Patrie thrillers before. so to take for granted that the reader knows the history and the burden Ash is carry in his wounded soul takes time. the title is exactly what you meet first - a wild one. slowly we find out why he is so brutal and aggressive to humanity or to the worst part of it. Patrie have a great sense of landscape and his description of it is a nice thriller but not great. it is enjoyable but have it flaws. i admit it took me around 60 pages to start to enjoy. l have read any of Patrie thrillers before. so to take for granted that the reader knows the history and the burden Ash is carry in his wounded soul takes time. the title is exactly what you meet first - a wild one. slowly we find out why he is so brutal and aggressive to humanity or to the worst part of it. Patrie have a great sense of landscape and his description of the wild nature of Iceland is great. problem is that dialogues are minimal and used to move plot and not to enrich other characters which most of them stay in the shallow side. there is one intriguing irish killer which is built delicately even better than two main characters - the murdered parents of the boy who keep the secret of a an evil done by a civil servant close to the usa top. all this story of a plot is a bit weak. on the whole enjoyable and really good writing. there is a lot of soul of the writer which float out and this is nice when you can feel the person, the writer.
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  • Amanda G. Stevens
    January 1, 1970
    Another striking and lovely cover for this series, and the blurb sounds riveting, and I'm thrilled that Petrie is one author who's keeping his protagonist's journey as a human being in mind as he crafts these nonstop adventures to threaten Peter's life (again). Cannot wait for this book. Stalking Amazon Vine hoping I will get the privilege of an ARC.
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  • Suzanne
    January 1, 1970
    THE WILD ONE welcomes back Peter Ash, our troubled protagonist, with PTSD so severe that he is only ever somewhat relaxed when his life is threatened or he is in the middle of a blizzard. Luckily in this tale, Ash is able to suffer both blizzards and life threatening conditions multiple times and still pursue his mission. Author Nick Petrie has created a character that is engaging and compelling in multiple settings; readers can almost watch him slowly improve bit by bit, even as he doubts that THE WILD ONE welcomes back Peter Ash, our troubled protagonist, with PTSD so severe that he is only ever somewhat relaxed when his life is threatened or he is in the middle of a blizzard. Luckily in this tale, Ash is able to suffer both blizzards and life threatening conditions multiple times and still pursue his mission. Author Nick Petrie has created a character that is engaging and compelling in multiple settings; readers can almost watch him slowly improve bit by bit, even as he doubts that change is possible. Ash is hunting for a father and son in Iceland against great odds, both natural and human. The tale is fast, tense and very chilly. Persons unknown wish him out of the country immediately. A fact that does not line up with his plans in any way. This is a great story that ends too soon. I can’t wait for the next one. I received my copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    In all fairness I've only read one other book in this series besides this one so be gentle with this review.I have to be fair, reserved the others at my local library and plan to enjoy reading those few I missed as I think it's important if you write reviews on series that you read all in the series. So with this said, this review score may go up depending on those prior works that may shed new light here in understanding Peter Ash and his relationships with his characters and his settings.For In all fairness I've only read one other book in this series besides this one so be gentle with this review.I have to be fair, reserved the others at my local library and plan to enjoy reading those few I missed as I think it's important if you write reviews on series that you read all in the series. So with this said, this review score may go up depending on those prior works that may shed new light here in understanding Peter Ash and his relationships with his characters and his settings.For me it just seemed to be a chase of a parent and child that seemed to be descriptive yet lacked a real basis for thrills.Sure the setting was great, everything seemed to be heading in one direction, but I felt like a cat chasing her tail and it just kept spinning in that one direction.I love twists and turns and real drama and or thrills that keep me on my edge which shoot out from nowhere.So for me I lacked all that in this one and I'm not sure if it's because I don't have the proper background to have a complete understanding of the direction the author is choosing to go with Peter Ash and his relationships to others.I do know his suffering from PTSD may have quite a bit to do with this notion as well as the idea that time is critically important here.The evil by civil servant idea is ok but surely the missing grandson and the Icelandic setting was all magical to process and endure.Perhaps there's more to come here so stay tuned for updates on this review.Thank you to the author and publisher for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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  • Shannon Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a big fan of both the author and the character, and each new book in the series has become my favorite.The writing continues to get better, the stories are always engaging, and the flow of the plots are intriguing. Each book could function as a standalone, but you'd be better served to start at the beginning and rollercoaster your way all the way to the end of the current book, The Wild One. I'm not going to explain the plot, you can read the blurbs and excerpts for yourself - but if I'm a big fan of both the author and the character, and each new book in the series has become my favorite.The writing continues to get better, the stories are always engaging, and the flow of the plots are intriguing. Each book could function as a standalone, but you'd be better served to start at the beginning and rollercoaster your way all the way to the end of the current book, The Wild One. I'm not going to explain the plot, you can read the blurbs and excerpts for yourself - but if mystery/thriller/suspense type books are your deal, and if you're a fan of Lee Child's Jack Reacher (I KNOW, I hate comparisons too and these guys are very different but just go with me here), then you'll like Peter Ash. I highly recommend.**I was given an ARC with no promise or expectation of review, good bad or indifferent. As always, my strong opinions are all my own.Blog Review: http://brain-soup.blogspot.com/2019/1...
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  • Shana
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to #netgalley for the advanced read. I’ve really enjoyed this series, having just discovered it this year. When i found out this particular novel was set in iceland, and having just been in march, I couldn’t wait to see what the author had in store. Absolutely took me back to my trip, and the story was as gripping as the others. Petrie writes a good book.
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