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Andrew Peterson is the internationally bestselling author of the Nathan McBride series.  Born and raised in San Diego, California, he attended La Jolla High School before enrolling at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture.

An excellent marksman, he holds the classification of Master in the NRA’s High Power Rifle ranking system.  His familiarity with weapons and dedication to research has resulted in many speaking engagements ranging from craft workshops to ATF canine demonstrations.

Andrew began writing fiction in 1990 and sold a short story, Mr. Haggarty’s Stop, to San Diego Writers Monthly in October, 1992.  After attending his first writer’s conference in 2005, where he met Ridley Pearson, he became serious about writing the Nathan McBride stories.

FIRST TO KILL (FTK) is Andrew’s debut thriller which features Nathan McBride, the brutally effective, trained Marine scout sniper and former CIA operations officer.  FTK was originally published in 2008 by Dorchester Publishing as a mass market paperback. Early in January 2011, Andrew signed with Thomas and Mercer.  Then in 2012, FTK was re-released in trade paperback, eBook, and audiobook editions.  FTK has been translated into seven languages.

Andrew had the privilege of attending Operation Thriller II, a 2011 USO tour to Afghanistan where he personally thanked our troops for their service.  He traveled with fellow authors Sandra Brown, Kathy Reichs, Clive Cussler and Mark Bowden.  He considers the USO tour one of the highlights of his life. To date, Andrew has donated over 3,000 books to our troops serving overseas and to our wounded warriors recovering in Naval and Army hospitals worldwide.

When he’s not writing the popular Nathan McBride series, Andrew enjoys scuba diving, target shooting, flying helicopters, hiking and camping, and an occasional (and questionable) round of golf. Andrew and his wife, Carla, live in Monterey County, California with their dogs.



Here are the Nathan McBride books in the order they were written:

FIRST TO KILL (originally published September 2008)


OPTION TO KILL (September 2012)

READY TO KILL (April 2014)

CONTRACT TO KILL (August 2015)

RIGHT TO KILL (November 2016)

HIRED TO KILL (July, 2018)

Currently available as Kindle ebooks, Audible.com audiobooks or trade paperbacks on Amazon’s website.

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What people are saying about Andrew Peterson's books

An absolutely bone-chilling thriller. Equal parts Stephen Hunter and Thomas Harris. Imagine Bob Lee Swagger going after Hannibal Lecter and you will have only scratched the surface of this intensely exciting novel. Forced To Kill will haunt you long after you read its last brilliantly plotted page.

Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Foreign Influence

Part Jack Reacher, part Jason Bourne, Nathan McBride is a compelling, conflicted hero. Option to Kill is a masterful thrill ride. Definitely one for your keeper shelf. I couldn’t put it down.

Steve Berry – New York Times bestselling author of The Columbus Affair

Andrew Peterson has created the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years.

Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend

A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer.

David Dun, Author of The Black Silent

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