“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.
2nd Time Was Even Better Than the First
I’m an avid reader and enjoy a variety of genres, but have lived with one cardinal rule I’ve never broken until reading Nick’s Thomas Prescott series. There isn’t enough time in this lifetime to read a book twice because there are too many great books in the world waiting to be read. I’ve now finished reading THREE of Nick’s Prescott books for a second time. Yep, they are hours well spent and I have no regrets.
Couldn’t put it down
Loved this book!
Very well- written. Kept me engaged. Lots of fun. I really like this character.