Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal. His first novel, The Drifter, was nominated for 2016 Edgar, International Thriller Writer (ITW) and Barry awards for Best First Novel, and the 2016 Hammett Prize for Best Novel. He was also named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017. His previous novels in the Peter Ash series are The Drifter, Burning Bright and the forthcoming Light It Up. A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor, and building inspector. He lives in Milwaukee.