"A retired homicide detective braves the Bolivian jungles to rescue the woman he loves...A fascinating backdrop, exciting adventures, plenty of twists." - Kirkus Reviews
''Jungle Up is a fabulous read, with vivid settings, fascinating characters, and a plot that takes the reader into the heart of the jungle and beyond. I highly recommend this book.'' -Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"This is wry, rollicking fun. Pirog's easygoing hero battles everything from cannibals and cartels to scorpions and snakes...lots of snakes. And the payoff? A treasure more valuable than gold." -Brian Freeman, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep, Deep Snow
"Witty and action-packed, I loved it. Jungle Up is the kind of escape we've all been craving." -A.G. Riddle, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene
“Please find me, Thomas! Please!”
Two years ago, Dr. Gina Brady broke Thomas Prescott’s heart, but now her panic-stricken satellite phone call starts it beating again with a fury. Thugs kidnapped the good doctor from the remote jungle village where she was working, and now the retired homicide detective’s expert skills are desperately needed to save her.
Led by a colorful, but perhaps untrustworthy local guide, Prescott journeys deep into the Bolivian Amazon, plunging into a world where the only thing more dangerous than the gun-toting drug traffickers and the ruthless tribesmen, is the jungle itself.
When Gina’s trail leads to a chance encounter with an archaeological expedition, the search for the missing doctor takes on even deadlier consequences. But Prescott will not relent in this punishing quest until, once again, he holds Gina in his arms.
The books in The Thomas Prescott Series can be enjoyed in any order, so grab Jungle Up and get started today.
At the start of Pirog's unconvincing fifth thriller featuring PI Thomas Prescott (after 2017's Show Me), Thomas, a former homicide cop and FBI consultant, gets a voicemail from ex-girlfriend Gina Brady, a physician working in Bolivia. Gina's desperate message states she's been abducted, possibly by narco traffickers, and pleads for Prescott's help. He sets off on a rescue mission, tagging along with an expedition to the Bolivian jungle led by documentarian Jonathan Roth. Jonathan's team is hoping to make history by locating the ruins of a lost Incan city. Thomas, who previously survived two shootings and being attacked by a wolf pack, faces plenty of danger in his effort to save Gina, but the various threats come off as cartoonish, and the horrific death of an expedition member is undercut by a cavalier reaction to the tragedy. Reliance in a crucial scene on the hoariest of clichés—a misfiring gun—doesn't help the reader feel the perils are real. This one's strictly for series fans.