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Gray Matter (Thomas Prescott Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Pirog
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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

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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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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

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

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2717 KB
  • Print Length: 327 pages
  • Publisher: (June 15 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004P1IZ8O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,713 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars My second "coup de coeur" for Nick Pirog! May 31 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading "3:00 am" and also reading the teaser from "Gray Matter" that Nick Pirog had placed at the end of the book. I went to buy my Kindle copy and started to read it at once!

This story is about an ex-cop who seems to be a bit lost with his own life... After deciding to go to his parent's house, overlooking Pugget Sound near Seattle, Thomas Prescott settles in this old victorian house atop the cliffs to celebrate Thanksgiving all by himself. But something catches his eye as he is admiring the view from above: what looks like a corpse is floating on the waves that smash against the rocky shoreline!

Thomas decides to get down there and eventually manages to grab what's left of this woman's torso. Badly bruised, fed upon by whatever living creatures of the sea, what's left of this lady will eventually be identified as Ellen Gray, Governor of Washington. Ellen also has a bullet hole in her forehead...

Being an ex-cop, Thoms Prescott just cannot keep his nose off the case and cute detective Erica Frost is another reason for him to be interested in finding the truth behind this murder. But Erica's partner is an obstacle and Ethan Kates will do everything to get Thomas away from the investigation and Erica.

The plot is complicated and there are a few suspects; husband and top-notch lawyer Adam Gray being numero uno on the list.

I just LOVE Nick Pirog's humour, as it flows well through the story, without disturbing the mystery being unfolded. It adds a welcomed touch to this book and it made me become a fan of this young writer. Everything in the story is believable. Every character introduced has its role to play and is meant to keep you questioning yourself until the very end. The "who dunnit" aficionados will truly enjoy this book.

I look forward to read all of Nick Pirog's books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What clever detective work!! Aug. 9 2014
By joy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The BEST detective book I have read....and I read a lot of them!
I loved Nick's sense of humor. I found myself laughing aloud often.
I will definitely be on the lookout for more of his books.
My first one was 3:00 am....great sense of humor there too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read for those that like the main character Sept. 26 2015
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Good story, and a good follow up to the first book (which was free on Amazon). It kept my attention better than the first book and wasn't disappointed that I purchased it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read May 19 2015
By no
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This is the second book I've read from this author and I found both great with lots of humour and no giving away the guilty b$stard
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