When Philadelphia narcotics detective Doyle Carrick loses his mother and step-father within weeks of each other, he gains a twenty-day suspension for unprofessional behavior and instructions to lay low at the unfamiliar house he’s inherited in rural Pennsylvania.
Feeling restless and out of place, Doyle is surprised to find himself falling for his new neighbor, Nola Watkins, who’s under pressure to sell her organic farm to a large and mysterious development company. He’s more surprised to see high-powered drug dealers driving the small-town roads—dealers his bosses don’t want to hear about.
But when the drug bust Doyle’s been pushing for goes bad and the threats against Nola turn violent, Doyle begins to discover that what’s growing in the farmland around Philadelphia is much deadlier than anything he could have imagined . . .
Quick, clever, and terrifying, Jon McGoran’s Drift is a commercial thriller in the tradition of Nelson DeMille’s Plum Island.
“Jon McGoran is a writer to watch. His effortless prose keeps his quirky
characters ripping through a tricky plot that's as unusual as it is
original. Drift is a winner.”—F. Paul Wilson, New York Times
bestselling author of Dark at the End
“Drift is a compelling and devious novel from a powerful new voice in thriller fiction. Jon McGoran has the chops to become one of the greats!”—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code
“A crisp organic thriller, freshly picked, and pickled with action…. You'll never look at an apple the same way again.”—William Lashner, New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Bone