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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)
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Really enjoyed this book. Hilariously funny as well as heartwarming.
Read the first, (freebie) had to buy the second (I rarely buy!) now going to buy the third!!!!
I love this character despite his faults
The books I usually prefer are by UK authors. I feel more comfortable with the more familiar settings and culture I suppose. Nick Pirog is now one of the few US writers I look forward to reading. This is the fourth I have read. There are frequent references to people and events, for example, that perhaps only an American could understand but this doesn’t really spoil the enjoyment for me.
The book is genuinely funny despite the serious nature of the plot. Very few writers have been able to make me laugh, or at least snigger, out loud. The author is a BIT like a modern day Raymond Chandler, producing frequently witty prose.
The main character, Thomas Prescott, is rather too laddish, if you know what I mean, but as the book is written in the first person from his point of view, that doesn’t matter. He does things his way regardless of the law but can be so kind and thoughtful at other times. He’s ultimately likeable.
Thomas starts visiting an old man in a care home. Details of visits are, successfully I think, interspersed in small doses with the narrative of the main story. I really enjoyed hearing the old man’s life story.