The Runaway By Nick Petrie
Book/Novel Author: Nick Petrie
Book/Novel Title: The Runaway
“Petrie has a preternatural talent for ratcheting up suspense.”–New York Times Book Review When Peter Ash rescues a stranded woman, he finds she’s in far deeper trouble than he could ever imagine in the powerful new thriller in this bestselling and award-winning series.War veteran Peter Ash is driving through northern Nebraska when he encounters a young pregnant woman alone on a gravel road, her car dead. Peter offers her a lift, but what begins as an act of kindness soon turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across the lonely highways with the woman’s vicious ex-cop husband hot on their trail. The pregnant woman has seen something she was never meant to see . . . but protecting her might prove to be more than Peter can handle. In order to save the woman and himself, Peter must use everything he has learned during his time as a Marine, including his knowledge of human nature, in order to escape a ruthless killer with instincts and skills that match—and perhaps exceed—Peter’s own.
The plot has predictable twists. The characters are a microcosm of the evil that people harbor and are capable of doing under the right circumstances.
He’s ex military and has a buddy from the streets who helps out. They run into people/situations that they handle rather than the cops. His gf a reporter .
Just finished The series great reads all 7 Keep ‘em coming , ca ‘t wait for the next adventure Thanks
Another great read by Nick Petrie. Hard to put down and looking forward to next book. Thanks for the action packed read.
I have read all of Petrie’s novels to date, and this one was my least favorite. For my taste, this novel was too violent and the main protagonist, just too sadistic. The violence and sadism far outweighed the strategy and tenacity Peter exhibited in the prior novels. And despite all the action, I found the story overly drawn out and repetitive in many places.