Gray Matter [NOOK Book]

Overview

MEET THOMAS.
THOMAS IS HAVING A ROUGH GO.
HIS GIRL LEFT HIM.
HE'S ALONE ON THANKSGIVING.
HE'S OUT OF WAFFLES.
AND NOW SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL HIM.

His love life in shambles, Thomas Prescott returns to Seattle, the very place he fled from after his parents’ deaths ...

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Gray Matter

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Overview

MEET THOMAS.
THOMAS IS HAVING A ROUGH GO.
HIS GIRL LEFT HIM.
HE'S ALONE ON THANKSGIVING.
HE'S OUT OF WAFFLES.
AND NOW SOMEONE IS TRYING TO KILL HIM.

His love life in shambles, Thomas Prescott returns to Seattle, the very place he fled from after his parents’ deaths nearly a decade earlier. Just as Thomas is getting settled in, he sees a body floating in the private cove behind his boyhood home. It is a woman. But not just any woman. The governor of Washington.

As the suspense ratchets, and the twists unfold, Thomas is thrown into the middle of the biggest murder investigation in Washington state history. Prescott is forced to confront the demons from his past and unearths a new enemy, one that couldn’t possibly be human, one that has haunted man since the dawn of time...

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What People Are Saying

Richard A. Mitchell
All of us with kindles watch for the bargains – admit it. I got this book because it was a bargain and had good reviews. It was simply put, terrific. The mystery was excellent from the get–go and the main character, Thomas Prescott, is very funny: “I’m not into politics. The last time I voted was for Carrie Underwood.”

In the opening scene, Prescott is in Maine suffering from depression on Thanksgiving. He hops a plane to his home town of Seattle and almost immediately finds a dead body adrift on the shore outside his boyhood home. Even though he is an ex–cop and retired consultant to the FBI, he can’t keep his hands out of the investigation. The investigation leads him to different suspects, investigators, supporting cast members and locales.

The book has the very good mystery, the excellent main character, very good supporting characters (no matter how minor, none are cutouts) and there is the added element of a bit of science thrown into the mix. To divulge it would be a small spoiler, so I won’t, but I always like to learn a bit of something while being thoroughly entertained.

Halfway through the book I ordered Mr. Pirog’s other two books. I then thought: “Uh oh, what if the ending isn't any good?” After the ending, I was even happier I will have two more of Mr. Pirog’s books to look forward to reading.
—Richard A. Mitchell

Tami
Pirog engages readers with a tight plot, well–developed characters, historical context, and just enough pop culture to keep you begging for more. Thomas Prescott is witty, arrogant—yet generous, and operates on just enough id to make him adorable. He is my favorite naughty character by far! Every page begs to be turned, every chapter begs to be completed, and the end leaves you begging for the next book!
—Tami
Tif Saucer
I read approximately 8–10 books a month and have for years so that should give an idea of how impressed I am with his author. I am writing this review because this author DESERVES to be read. Refreshingly funny, quirky and still produces a many layered well thought out mystery thriller. Gray Matter adds even more than just chuckles and a thought provoking who done it, this story even went as far as to throw in tears. I was mesmerized from the first page by not only the main plot but by the sub plot as well, the ending left me surprised and with tears in my eyes. WOW!
—Tif Saucer
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011470240
  • Publisher: Nick Pirog
  • Publication date: 3/7/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,140
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

Lives in San Diego with his two pups, Potter and Penny.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I started reading this and good not put it down till I finished

    I started reading this and good not put it down till I finished - it was great

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    LOVED

    I loves this book..draman humor twists and turns...awesome! Will read all your books. Started with 3 am then found this...on to the Afrikkans

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Police drama/crime Great characters.

    Very good book- stayed up late to finish. Highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    FANTASTIC MURDER MYSTERY

    Nick Pirog writes with an awesome sense of humor, but keeps your attention at all times. Excellent murder mystery about a former cop who gets tangled up in women and Seattle murders. Highly recommend!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Very good!

    This was such a good read. Fast paced until the very end!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Great read!

    I am enjoying watching this author emerge. He is giving the greats a run fir their money. Excellent story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    Could not put this book down.  Absoutely amazing, and I look for

    Could not put this book down.  Absoutely amazing, and I look forward to reading some of the author's other works!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    This was a wonderful book. It never dragged. The lead, Thomas, i

    This was a wonderful book. It never dragged. The lead, Thomas, is a wiseass with a very quick wit. Just enough humor without going overboard.The mystery was always keeping you going. I totally recommend this book and have read his other one, 3 a.m. I am getting started on The Africaans and and fully expect to love it also. If you enjoy an intelligent sarcastic leading man that can solve a mystery Thomas Prescott is your man..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Grear Read

    Such humor and intrigue...thoroughly enjoyed every page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Greaaat read.

    Reminds me of Harlan Coben. Fun, witty, hard to put down. I 'll read every book this guy writes!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Funny!

    Great szrcastic wit! I liked it then enjoyed 3 am and am starting the africaans

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Not fifty shades, but it matters!

    Enjoy following the exploits of Thomas Prescott. He manages to find trouble while trying to get away from it all; but never loses his smart-alecky style or his suicidal spirit. Highly recommend for mystery lovers who are looking for a new hero.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Love Thomas Prescott

    This is a great sequel to Unforeseen (you should read that first). Thomas Prescott is at his wisecracking best as a brilliant investigator with no respect for authority. If you like the "men's" authors such as Demille, Cussler or Wilbur Smith you'll thoroughly enjoy Mr. Pirog's books. Adventure, mystery, romance & laughs. What more could you want?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    A who-done-it murder mystery with a 60-year old love story on th

    A who-done-it murder mystery with a 60-year old love story on the side; very good story telling and endless wise-ass cracks made this a fun read. If you enjoy Nelson DeMille, you'll probably like this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Truly a must read...

    No waiting for the story to begin with this book. The character is introduced right from the first page as is the story. This book is intriguing and kept me turning page after page through the night. I will certainly read another Nick Pirog book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    gray matters

    I loved this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Love

    This was a good as his others I've read. Great new author, check him out. Murder, romance, mystery, and dry wit.
    BrynnS
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  • Posted August 28, 2013

    A Play on Words

    Another nook book B&N askd me to review. This book, though rather strange at times, was rather interesting. The title could refer to the main victim, Ellen Gray, governor of Washington state, or brains which get splattered all over from a head shot. The main character is a former police detective who returns to his sister's house in Seattle in the winter. Things really get going when he finds part of a woman's body, which turns out to be that of Ellen Gray. Since this by ook has almost 800 pages, there are a lot of incidents recounted. there is also a separate story told by Harold, an old dying man. Ellen Gray hated wolves because her little brother was killed by a wolf, and wolves figure largely in this story as well. A person who likes long books with action should enjoy this. I might search out another book by this author, but it is probably too long for a book group to consider.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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