Burning Bright

Burning Bright

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War veteran Peter Ash sought peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of Northern California, but the trip isn't quite the balm he hoped for. The dense forest and close fog cause his claustrophobia to buzz and spark, and then he stumbles upon a hungry grizzly bear. Peter doesn't favor his odds in a fight of man against bear, so he makes a strategic retreat up a nearly 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, 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 theyre after something belonging to her mother, a prominent software designer who recently died in an accident. June needs time to figure out whats going on, and help from someone with Peters 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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399174575
0399174575
Branch Call Number: Fiction Pet
Characteristics: 421 pages ; 24 cm

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USAF1969
Nov 17, 2017

I picked this up in an airport (thinking I was going to need an extra read due to delay) and then set it aside for quite awhile - what was I thinking? This is an awesome book. Nick Petrie's BURNING BRIGHT is a great story with a super plot and really, really, really interesting characters. I didn't read his first book introducing Peter Ash, and won't now (because I got the gist of it from BURNING BRIGHT). But, I am really looking forward to his next book, LIGHT IT UP, when it comes out. If you want a new author and a great thriller to read, I highly recommend Nick Petrie's books.

KHaney Aug 14, 2017

2nd book in what promises to be a terrific new series. I really enjoyed Burning Bright, great thriller. Just wish I'd started with book one, The Drifter :)

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reader7176
Mar 16, 2017

Great Book!!! War vet Peter Ash, was well developed as the main character in this book.
Finished reading Burning Bright and The Drifter and look forward to new books by this author.

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