Thomas Prescott returns in a smoldering thriller of murder, treachery, and revenge.
His love life in shambles, retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott returns to Seattle, the very place he fled from after his parents' deaths nearly a decade earlier. Just as Prescott is getting settled in, he sees a body floating in the private cove behind his boyhood home. It’s a woman. But not just any woman. It’s Ellen Gray—the governor of Washington—who has been missing for the past six weeks.
The lead suspect in the governor’s murder is her husband, famed defense attorney, Adam Gray. But unlike the Seattle Police Department—where Thomas was fired from several years earlier—Prescott has his doubts about Adam’s guilt. Ignoring direct orders to stay away from the case, Prescott soon finds himself drawn into the heart of the investigation.
Working side-by-side with SPD detective, Erica Frost, Prescott uncovers a sophisticated conspiracy linked to a new breed of killer. In his pursuit to catch a madman, Prescott’s investigation will take him from the state capital to the snow-covered peaks of the North Cascades and for the first time in his career, Thomas finds himself both the hunter...and the hunted.
Thomas Prescott series
Book 1: Unforeseen
Book 2: Gray Matter
Book 3: The Afrikaans
Book 4: Show Me
Book 5: Jungle Up (Coming April 2021)
About the Author
Nick Pirog is the bestselling author of the Thomas Prescott series, the 3:00 a.m. series, and The Speed of Souls. He lives in South Lake Tahoe with his two pups, Potter and Penny.
What People are Saying About This
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
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!
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!