Looking through the optic, you see everything.

Imagination ends.

The convergence of the crosshairs is absolute truth, life and death on your fingertip.

You see some gray in the man’s eyebrows and his eyes are blue with a trace of hazel at the edges. Does he have a wife? Children? Your mind screams with doubt, but you flip a mental switch, severing the indecision.

After inhaling a deep breath, you blow half of it out, and gradually increase the pull on the trigger.

Time expands. Then freezes.

The rifle bucks.

All of your senses are hammered, worst of all your ears. It’s much worse for the man on the other end.

The report crackles off the surrounding buildings, then goes quiet. You don’t want to look, but you must.

As if merely passed out from a drunken stupor, the man is slumped in the chair. His arms are limp, but his lips are still moving.

Is he praying or cursing?

It doesn’t matter.

The job is done.

It’s time to go. . .


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The Nathan McBride Series Book 6

When a team of commandos—highly skilled and armed to the teeth—tries to kidnap retired CIA station chief Linda Genneken from her home, trained Marine Nathan McBride and his partner, Harvey Fontana, arrive just in time to join the fight. But their well-honed CIA instincts tell them this is only the beginning.

McBride and Fontana set out to learn who ordered the midnight raid, and why. Is it connected to a rescue mission they conducted with Genneken in South America—a mission that nearly killed McBride? Is it related to the string of assassinations happening simultaneously in that area of the world? Or both?

With the help of their CIA contacts and aided by Genneken, the two men unravel a criminal plot with global implications. And as their race to find answers unspools in six supercharged hours, McBride and his team will be tested like never before.

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  • Andrew Peterson Talks: Nathan McBride’s Character Arc



    With a number of books out now, Nathan McBride has a well established back story.  We’ve watched him grow and react to several different situations and we’ve grown to depend him.  This is an inside look at the overall character arc of Nathan McBride. I hope you’ll enjoy the video.

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    Talking about the relationships of Nathan McBride; an inside and in-depth look at an interesting protagonist.  Who does Nathan allow in his inner-circle? Who’s important to him?  I hope you’ll enjoy this video that gives you some insight to Nathan.

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  • Why the Christmas Season is Important to Me

    If you know me, you know I believe in God and my faith is important. As a young child, Christmas was mostly about getting presents. Now in adulthood, Christmas is not about getting presents, it’s about reinforcing and confirming my belief in something much bigger than myself. Funny how things change. I still love the Christmas season with its special music on the radio, our home filled with decorations, and the seasonal fragrances that perfume the air. Oh, and let’s not forget the roast beast!

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    It’s easy to forget how blessed I am. I have a loving wife and family, a beautiful home, a writing career, and a wonderful pooch – a giant schnauzer named Lilli.

    Christmas is that time of year when I’m fortunate to spend time with family and friends. We share memories, joy, and happiness – which are far more precious than wrapped gifts under a decorated tree. Because of my faith, Christmas is the ultimate reminder of the most priceless gift I’ve been given.

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    Thank you President Ulysses S. Grant for making Christmas a national holiday in 1870!

    During this Christmas season, it’s my sincere hope everyone will remain safe and well, be with the ones they love, and have a very Merry Christmas!


    Now as we start 2017, we look back and say, “We made it another year!”



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