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Take a ferry to the middle of San Francisco Bay to the infamous Alcatraz Island in Nick's first novel, PIER 33, a work of historical fiction inspired by the island's real-life prisoners, stories, and mysteries. Available for paperback or e-book on, and at select Chicagoland bookstores.

About PIER 33

PIER 33  is a tale of family and fate following Michael and Robb Field, two brothers who could not be more unalike.


Michael, the eldest, views life with a particularly critical lens. He has always felt like the black sheep of society, wishing nothing more than to break free of the routine that paralyzes the rest of humanity.


Robb, on the other hand, is content in all the ways Michael is not. A million-dollar home, promising career and loving family provide the stability that was missing in his youth as the Field family's adopted son.


Upon taking a mutually dreaded trip to tour Alcatraz Island, the two soon find themselves battling much more than life's daily ups and downs. The former prison is at the core of these new conflicts as Michael is flung back in time, witnessing firsthand many of the historical events and characters that shaped the prison’s infamous reputation. Meanwhile, Robb is left to deal with the consequences of his missing, estranged brother.


Is it reality . . . or is it all just a distant dream?

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