Gray Matter (Thomas Prescott Series #2)

Gray Matter (Thomas Prescott Series #2)

by Nick Pirog


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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...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512122244
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Series: Thomas Prescott Series , #2
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 1,132,274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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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

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


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!

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Gray Matter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters and humor are great. Bought all his books. Loved them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book- stayed up late to finish. Highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such humor and intrigue...thoroughly enjoyed every page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying watching this author emerge. He is giving the greats a run fir their money. Excellent story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this and good not put it down till I finished - it was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written thriller. Multiple story lines interwoven. Enjoyed it very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reminds me of Harlan Coben. Fun, witty, hard to put down. I 'll read every book this guy writes!
cooknbooks More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humor and suspense with a great story line. Didn't see the ending coming either. You will enjoy this murder mystery!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a good read. Fast paced until the very end!
CE6 More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down.  Absoutely amazing, and I look forward to reading some of the author's other works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great szrcastic wit! I liked it then enjoyed 3 am and am starting the africaans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
cineberry More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 30 days ago
I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Loved the surprise twist at the end. Kept me guessing through out
Anonymous 4 months ago
I felt it was a really fun read. interesting twists Thanks
Anonymous 9 months ago
This guy is the best! This was Gray Matter and 3 a.m. I can’t wait to get into both of their follow ups! Nick Pirog is my new favorite.
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It's amazing how quickly you get sucked into the story and can't put it down. Fantastic read and well worth getting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book.