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When a mutilated body is discovered in a remote Utah lake, it ignites a chain of events that forces Nathan McBride to face a dark chapter from a past he’s worked hard to forget. Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to the former Marine sniper. He’s never backed away from danger and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago. Could his Nicaraguan enemy be active again? On American soil?

The evidence is clear, but the stakes are higher than Nathan can know. Some Capitol Hill secrets are best left buried, especially when powerful people are involved. In a showdown that will test Nathan’s understanding of justice and mercy, he’ll have to make a life or death decision that has the potential to expose and destroy people at the highest levels government.


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


Andrew Peterson is a former ITW debut author. FIRST TO KILL, recently optioned for a major motion picture, is the first in a series featuring Nathan McBride, a former marine sniper and CIA operations officer. The second McBride novel, FORCED TO KILL, will be available May 3rd as an exclusive audiobook from Andrew holds the classification of Master in the NRA’s High Power Rifle ranking system and has won numerous competitions throughout the Southwestern United States. When he’s not writing, Andrew enjoys scuba diving, target shooting, flying helicopters, hiking and camping, and an occasional sad round of golf.

For more information, please visit Andrew’s website.