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Nick Pirog is an American #1 Amazon bestselling author of thriller and mystery novels.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Nick has had a passion for writing ever since he read Matilda as a child. Nevertheless, he never really wrote anything until 2003 when he graduated from Colorado State University.

His biggest influences in writing, who have greatly inspired his style of writing, include Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Michael Crichton, and Janet Evanovich.

Unforeseen (2008), his debut novel and first installment of the Thomas Prescott Series, is a book that Nick looks back on with a lot of cringe and admiration, given that he wrote it at the raw age of 22.

Nick currently lives in South Lake Tahoe, California with his two pups, Potter and Penny.

He is a firm believer in God and considers himself blessed to have received the gift that he has.

More about Nick Pirog

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

United States


Non Series

  • The Speed of Souls (2018)
  • Oz Wimbly and the Elephant Rebellion (2020)

Henry Bins

  1. 3:00 A.M. (2013)
  2. 3:10 A.M. (2014)
  3. 3:21 A.M. (2014)
  4. 3:34 A.M. (2015)
  5. 3:46 A.M. (2016)

Lassie Files

  1. The Lassie Files: Four Ridiculously Silly Stories (2015)

Maddy Young

  1. Arrival (2017)

Thomas Prescott

  1. Unforeseen (2008)
  2. Gray Matter (2011)
  3. The Afrikaans (2012)
  4. Show Me (2017)
  5. Jungle Up (2021)
Maddy Young

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Speed of Souls

Hugo was a dog. He died. Now he's a kitten. As Hugo adjusts to his new body (not just a cat—a baby cat!), his new home (San Francisco), his new outside (Where are the mountains? Where is the lake?), and his sudden urge to sit in every box he sees, he wonders if he'll ever see Cassie or Jerry again.

Back in Lake Tahoe, Cassie and Jerry attempt to come to grips with life without Hugo. Cassie fills the void with "Tadpole Guard", "Worm Patrol", and ups her protection of Jerry (her human), who is in the midst of a cataclysmic midlife crisis.

In addition to his dog dying, Jerry's last two books have been monumental flops and he's still reeling from his fiancée leaving him for another man. As if these problems aren't enough, his parents (who have become late-stage hippies) are coming to live with him for the entire summer.

And so begins the journey of three souls, intertwined by love, loss, and perhaps something even greater.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1983306051
Publisher: Independently published
Oz Wimbly and the Elephant Rebellion


Fifth grader Oz Wimbly is an easy target for the bullies of Gifford Elementary, but everything changes when he is drafted into the "Elephant Rebellion."

Oz is whisked off to Fort Loxo—in a galaxy far, far away—where he learns that he is actually an elephant that has been hidden on Earth. And better yet, he can fly!

After surviving ten weeks of boot camp, the many obstacle courses, and the Top Trunk tournament, Oz realizes he and the other recruits of the 11th Battalion are being prepared for battle. Ten of them will be chosen for the most dangerous mission ever attempted by the Rebellion. To retrieve the Firestones. And win back their planet.

And it might all be up to Oz.

With over 50 amazing illustrations, you won't be able to put it down!

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8579890917
Publisher: Independently published

Henry Bins

3:00 A.M.


Henry Bins has Henry Bins.

A sleeping disorder, named after him.

He is awake for one hour a day.

He wakes up at 3:00 a.m. then falls asleep at 4:00 a.m.

Life is simple.

Until he hears the woman scream.

And sees the man leave the house across the street.

But not just any man.

The President of the United States.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 979-8644672479
Publisher: Independently published
3:10 A.M.


Henry Bins hasn't seen his mother in thirty years.

She walked out when he was six and never looked back.

Five years ago, Henry started looking for her.

Now she's been found.

At the bottom of the Potomac River.

Henry soon learns everything he thought he knew about his mother was a lie.

And that maybe his condition wasn't the reason his mother left all those years ago.

Because Sally Bins wasn't your average woman.

She was a spy.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 979-8645552053
Publisher: Independently published
3:21 A.M.



June 21st.

Fairbanks, Alaska.

Sunrise is 3:07 a.m.

Thirteen minutes later.

800 people will be dead.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 979-8645555153
Publisher: Independently published
3:34 A.M.


Two weeks after Henry's abduction and he is still burning with questions: had his mother really tortured him with a synthetic nightmare? Was he really one of the CIA Sleep Control Program's first experiments? What was on the flash drive that the President had supposedly given him? But most importantly, if his mother had caused his condition, could she reverse it?

Henry soon begins the hunt for his mother, but to find her, he'll need to delve into his mother's past; a world where nothing is as it seems, where the Cold War still exists, where secrets are the only currency, and where torture is an art form. In his search for answers, Henry learns that everything -- his condition, his mother, his father, even the President -- are linked by one thing: PROJECT SANDMAN.

And that it might, just might, be his salvation.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 979-8645573942
Publisher: Independently published
3:46 A.M.


Saturday, February 27th

3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.

It's the wedding that everyone has been waiting for...

What could possibly go wrong?

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 979-8645562748
Publisher: Independently published

Lassie Files

The Lassie Files: Four Ridiculously Silly Stories

Four ridiculously silly stories with Henry, Lassie, Murdock, and some surprise guests!



For his dad's 65th birthday, Henry sent his dad to Las Vegas, leaving Henry to take care of his one-hundred and sixty pound dog, Murdock. When Lassie and Murdock's game of "What Won't Murdock eat?" goes horribly wrong, a trip to the emergency vet is in order. And when a crazed snake owner takes the vet hostage, it's up to Henry, Lassie, and Murdock to save the day. But they only have one hour. And the clock is ticking...


One of the gangs' new friends has gone missing and it's up to Henry, Lassie, Murdock, and Henry's father to rescue him. Before it's too late...


After pulling some strings, Henry's fiancée is able to surprise him with an early Christmas present: a 3:00 a.m. trip to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. But when Lassie and Murdock tag along, everything goes haywire....


Just a few weeks before his wedding, Henry is shocked when he wakes up at the MGM National Harbor for a surprise bachelor party. And if Henry's father, Lassie, and Murdock have anything to say about it, it will be an "hour" that Henry will never forget...even if he wants to...

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00WE63XNY
Publisher: Deciquin Books

Maddy Young


The only thing Maddy knows for that he died.

I died. And I came here. To a place they call Two. They say one out of three people who die come here. Berlin is here. She's seven. She forgot to take her insulin. Darrel is here. He drowned. Dr. Raleigh is here. He's the head counselor at the TAF (Two Adjustment Facility) I'm at. He died in an avalanche. Perry Whitcomb is here. I connected with him on Deadbook (Two's version of Facebook). He was on my soccer team in middle school. He collapsed during one of our games. And get this, Heath Ledger is here. (Yeah, the Joker, himself.) He just had a new movie come out.

Anyhow, it's been a lot to handle, this new world, this second life, but I think I'm starting to come around. I was about to take the bar exam (for the third time) the day after I died. They say I can take it here. They say I can become a public defender just like I'd planned on. We'll see. Sure, I'm starting to adjust, but I still have lots of questions: Why can't women get pregnant here? Who are this group called "Borns" that no one will talk about? Why do They always seem to know exactly where you are every second of every day. I'm not certain of a lot these days, but I do know one thing for sure: there is a lot more to Two than people are telling...

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B076HKSLH9
Publisher: Deciquin Books

Thomas Prescott


Retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott is reluctant to read the bestselling true-crime thriller, Eight in October. After all, it was his case, and he doesn't need to be reminded of the gruesome details. The book dubbed the serial killer, Tristen Grayer—The MAINEiac. Grayer is allegedly dead, but only Prescott knows the truth: Grayer is alive and lurking in the shadows.

On October 1st, the anniversary of the first murder, The MAINEiac resurfaces, killing someone special from Prescott's past. Suddenly, it's déjà vu for Prescott, except this time the women closest to him begin to fall victim. With the help of his former flame, Bangor chief medical examiner, Dr. Caitlin Dodds, Prescott must race against the clock to stop Grayer from completing his encore.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 979-8643728146
Publisher: Independently published
Gray Matter

Murder. Treachery. 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.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 979-8643978060
Publisher: Independently published
The Afrikaans

Intimate in scale, but grandly outfitted, the luxury cruise liner The Afrikaans hosts no more than 208 pampered guests, among them; former FBI contract agent Thomas Prescott. When the ship is overtaken by African pirates who are demanding the U.S. send medical relief to a small Zulu village in South Africa, it's up to Prescott to keep the hostages alive.

As the U.S. tries to figure out how to combat the terrorists' plot from the outside, World Health Organization doctor, Gina Brady, undertakes the impossible task of rescuing three children from the secluded Zulu village.

With the deadline drawing near, Prescott and Brady must race against the clock to discover the truth; is it medical relief the pirates seek or a two billion dollar ransom from one of the richest men in the world? Or could the implications be so profound, and the stakes so high, a war hangs in the balance...

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 979-8643976745
Publisher: Independently published
Show Me

When retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott learns he's inherited a 250-acre farm in Tarrin, Missouri (pop. 2,100), he can't get there fast enough. As he slowly acclimates to small town living, he hears rumblings about a horrific crime in the town's past. Four years earlier, a recently fired employee of the local grocery store enacted his revenge, shooting and killing the owner of the store, plus four customers, then turning the gun on himself. The crime appears to have been solved, but Prescott has his doubts.

Balancing farm life and a budding romance with the town veterinarian, Prescott begins reinvestigating the crime. On the surface, the case is cut and dry—a revenge killing gone bad. But what if revenge wasn't the motive? What if the store owner wasn't the target?

One by one, Prescott delves into the victims' pasts. As Prescott digs deeper, he discovers the murders were twenty years in the making and soon finds himself in the unfamiliar waters of Big Biotech, GMOs, political payoffs, hired mercenaries, and the shadowy past of one of the most hated companies in the world.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 979-8671822700
Publisher: Independently published
Jungle Up

''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.

Author: Nick Pirog
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1982673895
Publisher: ‎Blackstone Publishing