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N Henry's son in law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerableThen when Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run th The first book in this new exciting and fresh series – The Drifter – introduced Peter Ash an ex military man who suffers greatly from post traumatic claustrophobia from tours in Ira and Afghanistan A promotional blurb on the cover from Lee Child certainly didn’t hurt either The second book – Burning Bright – continued Peter’s attempt at re integrating himself into society provided a tighter and intricate plot line and introduced June Cassidy a strong potential love interest Like those outings the third book Light It Up kicks off with serious action and pulls you into plot immediately Peter is helping his good friend Henry Nygaard and his daughter who runs a security company providing protection to legalized cannabis companies in Denver Colorado A week previous Henry’s son in law and the operations manager vanished while transporting a large cash collection When the story begins a week later Peter Henry and two other employees are performing another cash run when they are ambushed by a professional team Peter narrowly escapes with Henry during an exciting downhill stretcher chase after the other two are viciously killed only to have Henry pass away when he gets to the hospitalPeter is interrogated by the police who sense he is holding back on the full story he is and after leaving the hospital he is chased down and shot at Someone involved in the crime does not want Peter to live It doesn’t take long for him to call for help and before you know it Miranda Howe a sexy and forceful lawyer shows up to defend him; followed shortly by Lewis his old mobster gone good compadre and June Cassidy his personal research and growing love interest As the plot deepens the police use Peter as bait for the professional crime team while he has his plan to get them first as revenge for Henry and his daughter Peter shifts from defense to offense and uses his own team to investigate how and why the robberies are taking place The action then uickly builds into a boiling pot of shoot outs chases and fight scenes spanning the last 100 pagesPetrie does a superb job with revealing the mystery and characters in strong fashion like peeling an onion one layer at a time His fast paced fluid prose pulls you in and makes you actively involved in the story You care about solving the mystery; you care about the characters; you care about the relationships; and you certainly care about the outcomes There was a lot of good things in this book One of the most surprising and well delivered was how June’s training and determination played a key role in the outcome of the book It was refreshing to see her personal strength match those of the testosterone driven men and raise the bar higher There was a moment when I started to worry she might be a goner but her last conversation with Ashe in the cabin left an indelible impression and emotional climax to the storyIn addition Petrie delved a little into Ashe’s background and character formation In this one we learn about how far Ashe will go to seek justice regardless of the ramifications We also learn about Lewis and the influences during his early years that led into his outlaw lifestyle I enjoy hearing about their history and character defining moments because it provides depth to their authenticityLet’s also address the other reason as to why this series is so good only three books in At first look Ash is a copy of Jack Reacher the main character in Lee Child’s very popular action series There are definite similarities between the two characters Let’s not downplay that And there’s Lee Child is providing a promotional blurb on the book cover promising “Peter Ash is the real deal” Having read all the Reacher books and being a fan of course I will be interested in looking at another version of Reacher At least a small look However because Ash suffers from such a serious post war syndrome he causes you to look at him in a different light After only three books I see how he is developing into his own character with his own defined strengths and weaknesses He is not Reacher incarnate; Nick Petrie has created his own antihero that stands on his own Maybe that is why both Lee Child and David Baldacci wrote uplifting blurbs for the covers of the books which is a pretty cool thing to have happen That is respect But it truly works because Nick Petrie has done his homework and delivered He has taken the foundation that prior great mystery and adventure writers have established and is moving the work another step forward Although it is early in his career he is making a significant impact in this genre by taking that foundation and laying a second floor that is beautiful and a joy to read I promise that I am not related to him nor do I know him personally But I have become an avid fan who has no problem recommending him to others with a confident smile Bruder Kemal up to defend him; followed shortly by Lewis his old mobster gone good compadre and June Cassidy his personal research and growing love interest As the plot deepens the police Řídících Márinka (Řídících Márinka, use Peter as bait for the professional crime team while he has his plan to get them first as revenge for Henry and his daughter Peter shifts from defense to offense and あばれんぼハニー (Abarenbo Honey) Vol.02 uses his own team to investigate how and why the robberies are taking place The action then Labors Giant Step uickly builds into a boiling pot of shoot outs chases and fight scenes spanning the last 100 pagesPetrie does a superb job with revealing the mystery and characters in strong fashion like peeling an onion one layer at a time His fast paced fluid prose pulls you in and makes you actively involved in the story You care about solving the mystery; you care about the characters; you care about the relationships; and you certainly care about the outcomes There was a lot of good things in this book One of the most surprising and well delivered was how June’s training and determination played a key role in the outcome of the book It was refreshing to see her personal strength match those of the testosterone driven men and raise the bar higher There was a moment when I started to worry she might be a goner but her last conversation with Ashe in the cabin left an indelible impression and emotional climax to the storyIn addition Petrie delved a little into Ashe’s background and character formation In this one we learn about how far Ashe will go to seek justice regardless of the ramifications We also learn about Lewis and the influences during his early years that led into his outlaw lifestyle I enjoy hearing about their history and character defining moments because it provides depth to their authenticityLet’s also address the other reason as to why this series is so good only three books in At first look Ash is a copy of Jack Reacher the main character in Lee Child’s very popular action series There are definite similarities between the two characters Let’s not downplay that And there’s Lee Child is providing a promotional blurb on the book cover promising “Peter Ash is the real deal” Having read all the Reacher books and being a fan of course I will be interested in looking at another version of Reacher At least a small look However because Ash suffers from such a serious post war syndrome he causes you to look at him in a different light After only three books I see how he is developing into his own character with his own defined strengths and weaknesses He is not Reacher incarnate; Nick Petrie has created his own antihero that stands on his own Maybe that is why both Lee Child and David Baldacci wrote Labor's Giant Step: The First Twenty Years of the Cio: 1936-55 uplifting blurbs for the covers of the books which is a pretty cool thing to have happen That is respect But it truly works because Nick Petrie has done his homework and delivered He has taken the foundation that prior great mystery and adventure writers have established and is moving the work another step forward Although it is early in his career he is making a significant impact in this genre by taking that foundation and laying a second floor that is beautiful and a joy to read I promise that I am not related to him nor do I know him personally But I have become an avid fan who has no problem recommending him to others with a confident smile

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E cargo he's guarding comes under attack from hijackers and he narrowly escapes with his life As the incidents mount he has to wonder for criminals as sophisticated as these is this money really worth the risk And if not what about his cargo is worth Peter Ash is helping transport cash from the legal marijuana industry when a gang of professional robbers hits the ard truck Remember how legalizing it was supposed to cut crime Peter manages to survive but most of his colleagues are killed He starts tracking down the robbersSome excitement An Amish Family Christmas under attack from hijackers and he narrowly escapes with his life As the incidents mount he has to wonder for criminals as sophisticated as these is this money really worth the risk And if not what about his cargo is worth Peter Ash is helping transport cash from the legal marijuana industry when a gang of professional robbers hits the ard truck Remember how legalizing it was supposed to cut crime Peter manages to survive but most of his colleagues are killed He starts tracking down the robbersSome excitement

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10 hrs 44 minsCombat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern day highwayme This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksI enjoyed this book This book reads like an action movie in a lot of ways It was exciting and there are so many adrenaline filled scenes that keep the excitement level high This is the third book in the Peter Ash series but I do think that it could be read as a stand alone since it tells its own story I had such a good time reading this book and found it to be uite the page turnerPeter is such a great character I almost think that he can do anything after reading this book He is smart resourceful and incredibly tough I am not sure that a real man could do all the things that Peter was able to accomplish in this book but I don't care since it was such a fun read Peter must deal PTSD as a result of some of the things he has seen and done as a Marine For Peter this manifests as claustrophobia and he cannot stand to be inside for long which adds an interesting twist to things Most of this book happens outside so it didn't come up uite as much in this installment but there were a few scenes where it did come upThe mystery in this book was interesting and fairly complex I can tell you that I had no idea how things would work out There were some people that I didn't trust as much as others but I had no idea how they might be involved This was a multiple layered mystery and as soon as one puzzle was closer to being solved another would begin The legal cannabis industry was a big part of the story which thought provoking It was really nice to read such an original and uniue storyI enjoyed seeing a couple of characters from previous books play a role in this story Lewis has been around since the first book and he is back for some action again in this story I really enjoy seeing Lewis and Peter work together and think that they make a really great team June played a big role in the last book and plays a key role once again I really liked seeing the development in their relationship in this installment There were some new characters in this book as well The chapters that were from told from the point of view of the culprits were my least favorite parts of the book simply because I didn't enjoy spending time in their headsI would recommend this book to others This is a great installment to an exciting and action packed series Once I got started reading I didn't want to set the book aside because I had to know how Peter would save the day I can't wait to read from Nick Petrie I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Group Putnam GP Putnam's Sons via NetGalleyInitial ThoughtsThis was a pretty exciting read Lots of action and great characters Peter proves himself to be very resourceful and tough in this story The mystery was pretty complex and kept me guessing The fact that the mystery is connected to the business of selling cannabis legally made everything a little interesting since it is a topic that I have really given no thought to before あばれんぼハニー (Abarenbo Honey) Vol.02 uite the page turnerPeter is such a great character I almost think that he can do anything after reading this book He is smart resourceful and incredibly tough I am not sure that a real man could do all the things that Peter was able to accomplish in this book but I don't care since it was such a fun read Peter must deal PTSD as a result of some of the things he has seen and done as a Marine For Peter this manifests as claustrophobia and he cannot stand to be inside for long which adds an interesting twist to things Most of this book happens outside so it didn't come Labors Giant Step up Labor's Giant Step: The First Twenty Years of the Cio: 1936-55 uite as much in this installment but there were a few scenes where it did come Confessions of a Slacker Wife upThe mystery in this book was interesting and fairly complex I can tell you that I had no idea how things would work out There were some people that I didn't trust as much as others but I had no idea how they might be involved This was a multiple layered mystery and as soon as one puzzle was closer to being solved another would begin The legal cannabis industry was a big part of the story which thought provoking It was really nice to read such an original and Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice uniue storyI enjoyed seeing a couple of characters from previous books play a role in this story Lewis has been around since the first book and he is back for some action again in this story I really enjoy seeing Lewis and Peter work together and think that they make a really great team June played a big role in the last book and plays a key role once again I really liked seeing the development in their relationship in this installment There were some new characters in this book as well The chapters that were from told from the point of view of the culprits were my least favorite parts of the book simply because I didn't enjoy spending time in their headsI would recommend this book to others This is a great installment to an exciting and action packed series Once I got started reading I didn't want to set the book aside because I had to know how Peter would save the day I can't wait to read from Nick Petrie I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Group Putnam GP Putnam's Sons via NetGalleyInitial ThoughtsThis was a pretty exciting read Lots of action and great characters Peter proves himself to be very resourceful and tough in this story The mystery was pretty complex and kept me guessing The fact that the mystery is connected to the business of selling cannabis legally made everything a little interesting since it is a topic that I have really given no thought to before


10 thoughts on “Light It Up Peter Ash #3

  1. says:

    45 stars rounded upThere's this feeling I get when I'm reading a series of books I like It's like hanging out with old friends—it feels good to see them again and spend some time with them and while the circumstances are always a little bit different I know what to expect of them and I like that Although Light it Up is only Nick Petrie's third book featuring awesomely badass drifter Peter Ash I got that feeling when reading it Peter is one cool complicated character that I find totally fascinating—a veteran of Ira and Afghanistan whose PTSD manifests itself as claustrophobia that makes it difficult for him to be indoors or closed in spaces for long periods of time Peter is fiercely loyal and that loyalty can demonstrate itself in dangerous ways for those who choose to test it as well as for himselfWhen Peter meets Henry Nygaard despite the significant difference in their ages there is an immediate kinship built on their shared veteran status although vastly different wars their strong work ethic and their mutual belief that both may still be capable of redemption and happiness despite all they've done in their past When their work rebuilding trails in the Pacific Northwest ends at the conclusion of a summer they're ready to part ways until Henry asks Peter for help a clarion call Peter is unable to resistHenry's adult daughter runs a security company in Denver a company he helped her set up partially as a way of making amends for not knowing she existed until not too long ago She told Henry that her husband a former veteran himself and his crew disappeared one day while making a run for one of the rapidly growing entrepreneurs in Colorado's cannabis businessThe money the vehicle the men—all have gone without a trace and the police have no clue of their whereabouts Henry's daughter needs a new crew to handle a money run for another businessman and she needs this to succeed or all she has put together will collapseHenry recruits Peter and a few other vets to help with this run When everything goes spectacularly wrong Peter barely escapes with his life and he realizes that they're up against a far formidable foe than simple highway robbers But what is there to be gained if the actual financial payoff isn't that high? How lucrative can the cannabis business really be when so many in the state are growing and selling it these days?In trying to figure out who is behind the attacks Peter stumbles into a much deeper plot being organized by those who will stop at nothing to get what they want As he enlists some friends including investigative reporter June Cassidy with whom Peter dares to perhaps hope for a future he realizes there is danger hidden within this seemingly mellow business danger which could affect them allPetrie hits another home run with Light it Up This is such a terrific series and Peter is an immensely fascinating character someone far complex than the troubled musclebound Marine you think he is at first glance This book gives you of a glimpse into his mind and his heart while not letting up for one second on the action There are truly some scenes in this book that are tailor made for the big screen chases and fights and encounters that leave your heart racingI believe I've said in my reviews of Petrie's earlier books The Drifter and Burning Bright that I don't know why he isn't a star and why Peter Ash isn't as well known as Jack Reacher Lee Child even blurbs Petrie's books Read this one or any of these books in the series and maybe you'll agree with me—and then tell as many people as you can about themNetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Putnam provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at


  2. says:

    This ARC was accepted complements of NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review Gratitude sent to GP Putnam's Sons for allowing this pre release made availableIn his third installment of the Peter Ash series Nick Petrie failed to keep me waiting long for the adrenaline packed action to unleash Just the way a ha a ha I like it I wasn't left out in the cold for not having read the first two books in the series A natural born standalone The characters arrived well developed I was never left behind The story line danced to the sound of rolling thunder It was all I could do to keep from falling off the edge of my chair In the end the rush of brutality hit with the power of a tsunami Some needed RR would be in order Since its legalization the cannabis industry is booming especially in the mile high city of Denver Growing in leaps and bounds the industry's found itself in the crosshairs of many unsavory characters An all cash business What could you ask for? Most attractive to the criminal elements of society Until federal laws change banks will refuse to deal with this budding industry The risks of prosecution are all too great Though legal in Colorado it's still a punishable offense to sell or use marijuana There lies the conundrum As a result the successful dispensaries are laden with cashFormer platoon leader Marine lieutenant Peter Ash found himself the lone survivor of an orchestrated hit made on security company Heavy Metal Protection The company vehicle had been hijacked on a desolate mountain road outside Denver A client's money stashed aboard The company's founder Henry Nygaard and two employees had been killed in the melee They were all Peter's friends Mostly Henry Four of the hijackers had been taken out The ringleader had gotten away A total of seven dead A bloody day Peter barely escaped with his life AgainThe security detail was transporting 300000 cash to a well hidden place for safekeeping The hijackers were pros They learned of the route the armed security guards would take It seemed strange they would risk life and limb for a relatively small payoff after being split several ways There had to be something else they desperately wanted Something of greater value than money alone Point was they were invested too deep and were not about to give up the ship until they had what they were after Whatever it was No matter how many paid the ultimate price Though one insurmountable obstacle stood in their way Peter Ash a battle hardened Marine He wasn't about to back down from any challenge Didn't know how Not so long as he still had a pulse Bring it on


  3. says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksI enjoyed this book This book reads like an action movie in a lot of ways It was exciting and there are so many adrenaline filled scenes that keep the excitement level high This is the third book in the Peter Ash series but I do think that it could be read as a stand alone since it tells its own story I had such a good time reading this book and found it to be uite the page turnerPeter is such a great character I almost think that he can do anything after reading this book He is smart resourceful and incredibly tough I am not sure that a real man could do all the things that Peter was able to accomplish in this book but I don't care since it was such a fun read Peter must deal PTSD as a result of some of the things he has seen and done as a Marine For Peter this manifests as claustrophobia and he cannot stand to be inside for long which adds an interesting twist to things Most of this book happens outside so it didn't come up uite as much in this installment but there were a few scenes where it did come upThe mystery in this book was interesting and fairly complex I can tell you that I had no idea how things would work out There were some people that I didn't trust as much as others but I had no idea how they might be involved This was a multiple layered mystery and as soon as one puzzle was closer to being solved another would begin The legal cannabis industry was a big part of the story which thought provoking It was really nice to read such an original and uniue storyI enjoyed seeing a couple of characters from previous books play a role in this story Lewis has been around since the first book and he is back for some action again in this story I really enjoy seeing Lewis and Peter work together and think that they make a really great team June played a big role in the last book and plays a key role once again I really liked seeing the development in their relationship in this installment There were some new characters in this book as well The chapters that were from told from the point of view of the culprits were my least favorite parts of the book simply because I didn't enjoy spending time in their headsI would recommend this book to others This is a great installment to an exciting and action packed series Once I got started reading I didn't want to set the book aside because I had to know how Peter would save the day I can't wait to read from Nick Petrie I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Group Putnam GP Putnam's Sons via NetGalleyInitial ThoughtsThis was a pretty exciting read Lots of action and great characters Peter proves himself to be very resourceful and tough in this story The mystery was pretty complex and kept me guessing The fact that the mystery is connected to the business of selling cannabis legally made everything a little interesting since it is a topic that I have really given no thought to before


  4. says:

    Peter Ash in this third book of the series once again seems to have gotten himself mixed up with some bad hombres while trying to help a friend The story was clever and original but there was just a little too much violence for my taste This is an action packed story with Peter fighting for his and his friends lives every moment While I enjoyed the second book this book left me cold The story was good and well plotted and will have an appeal to many readers This review was originally posted on The Pfaeffle Journal


  5. says:

    Well this one was exhaustingThank you Netgalley Penguin GroupPutnam and Nick Petrie for the ARCDo not ask me why I adore Nick Petrie's Peter Ash and Lee Child's Jack Reacher as much as I do I am a 60 plus year old female sedentary semi retired accountant who spends time reading instead of doing houseworkand have the dirt dog hair and dust all over the house to prove it My main problems for the past 30 something years have been lack of time and lack of closet space I've learned to live with both Maybe that's what I find so appealing about Peter Ash Jack Reacher neither has a closetI have adored Peter since The Drifter Gotta love a guy that runs a stinking dog through a carwash What a creative solution Light It Up was a real roller coaster for me It was a very fast read for me Also I felt cold and wet through most of it Glad to see of Lewis in this book and June as well Tough an resourceful the both of themand well matched with Peter


  6. says:

    The first book in this new exciting and fresh series – The Drifter – introduced Peter Ash an ex military man who suffers greatly from post traumatic claustrophobia from tours in Ira and Afghanistan A promotional blurb on the cover from Lee Child certainly didn’t hurt either The second book – Burning Bright – continued Peter’s attempt at re integrating himself into society provided a tighter and intricate plot line and introduced June Cassidy a strong potential love interest Like those outings the third book Light It Up kicks off with serious action and pulls you into plot immediately Peter is helping his good friend Henry Nygaard and his daughter who runs a security company providing protection to legalized cannabis companies in Denver Colorado A week previous Henry’s son in law and the operations manager vanished while transporting a large cash collection When the story begins a week later Peter Henry and two other employees are performing another cash run when they are ambushed by a professional team Peter narrowly escapes with Henry during an exciting downhill stretcher chase after the other two are viciously killed only to have Henry pass away when he gets to the hospitalPeter is interrogated by the police who sense he is holding back on the full story he is and after leaving the hospital he is chased down and shot at Someone involved in the crime does not want Peter to live It doesn’t take long for him to call for help and before you know it Miranda Howe a sexy and forceful lawyer shows up to defend him; followed shortly by Lewis his old mobster gone good compadre and June Cassidy his personal research and growing love interest As the plot deepens the police use Peter as bait for the professional crime team while he has his plan to get them first as revenge for Henry and his daughter Peter shifts from defense to offense and uses his own team to investigate how and why the robberies are taking place The action then uickly builds into a boiling pot of shoot outs chases and fight scenes spanning the last 100 pagesPetrie does a superb job with revealing the mystery and characters in strong fashion like peeling an onion one layer at a time His fast paced fluid prose pulls you in and makes you actively involved in the story You care about solving the mystery; you care about the characters; you care about the relationships; and you certainly care about the outcomes There was a lot of good things in this book One of the most surprising and well delivered was how June’s training and determination played a key role in the outcome of the book It was refreshing to see her personal strength match those of the testosterone driven men and raise the bar higher There was a moment when I started to worry she might be a goner but her last conversation with Ashe in the cabin left an indelible impression and emotional climax to the storyIn addition Petrie delved a little into Ashe’s background and character formation In this one we learn about how far Ashe will go to seek justice regardless of the ramifications We also learn about Lewis and the influences during his early years that led into his outlaw lifestyle I enjoy hearing about their history and character defining moments because it provides depth to their authenticityLet’s also address the other reason as to why this series is so good only three books in At first look Ash is a copy of Jack Reacher the main character in Lee Child’s very popular action series There are definite similarities between the two characters Let’s not downplay that And there’s Lee Child is providing a promotional blurb on the book cover promising “Peter Ash is the real deal” Having read all the Reacher books and being a fan of course I will be interested in looking at another version of Reacher At least a small look However because Ash suffers from such a serious post war syndrome he causes you to look at him in a different light After only three books I see how he is developing into his own character with his own defined strengths and weaknesses He is not Reacher incarnate; Nick Petrie has created his own antihero that stands on his own Maybe that is why both Lee Child and David Baldacci wrote uplifting blurbs for the covers of the books which is a pretty cool thing to have happen That is respect But it truly works because Nick Petrie has done his homework and delivered He has taken the foundation that prior great mystery and adventure writers have established and is moving the work another step forward Although it is early in his career he is making a significant impact in this genre by taking that foundation and laying a second floor that is beautiful and a joy to read I promise that I am not related to him nor do I know him personally But I have become an avid fan who has no problem recommending him to others with a confident smile


  7. says:

    Action Packed Thrills GaloreLight It Up is a page churning monster of a men's adventure thriller third in Petrie's Peter Ash series and filled with action suspense and even a knockout romance The lead in the story Ash is an Ira War veteran still dealing with his memories and experiences Still battle hardened tough but back in the States it may be that he feels at times like he's still at war with the bad guys This chapter in his story takes place in the Mile High City Denver and the city and its environs are in a bit of cultural shock with the legalization of cannabis and the truckloads of legal cash being hauled around With that kind of cash battle tough veterans are needed to protect the stagecoaches from robbers That's where Ash comes in like the Sheriff wandering into Tombstone Just great fun from beginning to end


  8. says:

    Peter Ash former recon Marine is helping to rebuild hiking trails in Oregon He makes friends with Henry a tough Vietnam VetHenry asks Peter for help at his daughter's security company A company that provides security for the cannabis industry It is like the wild west in that the cannabis entrepreneurs have no safe place to keep all their cash banks are not allowed to give them accountsModern Highwaymen are happy to steal as much as they canHowever in the case that Henry needs help with two employees their vehicle and all the cash have completely disappeared Which points towards a sophisticated group of thievesPeter is helping to guard the next load of money and they come under attackThis looks like a bigger scheme is playing outthe attacks are usually just a uick smash and grab but these are too well organized to be just about the moneyPeter calls in Lewis his business partner Lewis is a very tough guy Lots of actionThe discussion of the cannabis industry shows that it's a bit of a dirty game as far as I can tell no matter how lucrative Imagine that is the case in real lifeBut in any case the story was interesting still


  9. says:

    Peter Ash is helping transport cash from the legal marijuana industry when a gang of professional robbers hits the ard truck Remember how legalizing it was supposed to cut crime? Peter manages to survive but most of his colleagues are killed He starts tracking down the robbersSome excitement


  10. says:

    I should have loved this book The content ticked all the right boxes for me I wanted to love it But I was left feeling kind of meh First a strong positive The action scenes are great Nick Petrie gives a cinematic feel to the fight and chase scenes so I could see this stuff playing out as I was reading Now my thoughts on the other stuffThe plot feels largely formulaic For me it was like watching a train race down a straight track from a mile away I knew what was going to happen every step of the way and there were no surprises at all After a while the action became repetitive; a kind of rinse and repeat of scenes By midway through I found myself skimming over paragraphs at a timeAnd finally the ending pushed plausibility too far for me Everything wrapped up in a giant explosion of action as thrillers usually do but it all made me roll my eyes than it made me breathlessI have not read the first two books in this series While there are references to things that happened in the prior books I had no issues understanding the characters their relationships and their background This one reads fine as a stand aloneI received an advance copy from the publisher via Vine in exchange for my honest review