Nick Petrie's thrilling followup to The Drifter.

In Nick Petrie’s second novel, Burning Bright, Peter Ash, the PTSD-wracked hero of Petrie’s first novel, The Drifter, has left Beer Town for the tall trees of Northern California, where he meets a feisty young woman being pursued by some seriously bad guys. Petrie, a Milwaukee home inspector, has crafted a page-turner even more gripping than his first, though without the Cream City landmarks.

‘Second City’ appears in the February 2017 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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