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According to Jack, whether reading or writing, what makes a story great is how well it communicates to the reader. Whether presenting him with a hero he wishes he could be or a villain he chooses to hate, the characters must relate to the reader on a personal level. A reader will leave a good story in an improved condition. He may have learned something new about the world or himself, or simply been well entertained. That’s why Jack writes.



Muerte en Las Vegas, a Raja Williams novel

Muerte en Las Vegas

“Riveting Page Turner”

“a champion read”

“Classic Raja at his finest!”

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Murder and intrigue headline in Las Vegas. The glitz and glamour of Sin City hide a dark underbelly of greed and corruption. Read More

What do a private detective, a hacker and an assassin have in common? The desire to help when justice needs a hand.

When the young husband of a wealthy heiress is found dead on his yacht floating off the California coastline, his death is ruled an accident and the case is closed. The grieving widow, certain her husband was murdered but getting no help from the police, turns to Raja Williams who has dedicated his resources to help those in need of justice.

With the help of his partner Vinny, a highly skilled hacker, Raja must unravel the case before everyone involved, including the two of them, winds up dead. 

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C'est la VieSometimes justice needs a hand.

When Raja gets a call from a frantic English professor whose wife has disappeared, he and Vinny head to Paris, France on another adventurous case. Will they find the missing woman before she falls victim to the elusive international criminal known only as the Scorpion?

“Superb suspense stunner … Hookers, corrupt cops, drugs and violence are presented with the right touch to keep you turning the pages. It isn’t dark and seedy Mickey Spillane. It’s fast, modern and good fun.” Read More

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Swimming Upstream (A Raja Williams Mystery)When Justice Needs a Hand

A young lawyer for the number one environmental law firm in Seattle is found dead on Mount Rainier and the police declare it a tragic accident. The case takes Raja and Vinny to the Arctic wilds of Canada.

“Another fast-paced novel from the start that draws you in keeping you captivated until the very end. The characters are easy to connect with, filled with passion and they will leave you cheering them on even if they are buried deep in the snow.” Read More

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Diamonds Never DieWhat do an underground Zionist cell, a Harlem drug dealer and the Russian mob have in common? Diamonds.

After an innocent Jewish woman is brutally stabbed in Central Park, Raja and Vinny head to New York to find out why. The case puts Raja undercover in the Harlem drug scene, and Vinny into a Russian strip club in Brighton Beach.

“If you want a page turning thriller, this is the book….Raja Williams never fails to get his target, and Diamonds Never Die delivers another great adventure for Raja and Vinny. This look into the Russian mob and the diamond market is chilling. Highly recommend this series by Jack Thompson.”  Read More

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The Rand PrincipleWhat happens when the government decides you are a threat to national security?

Leeland Rand finds out when the U.S. government names him a national security threat and wants him dead. Is he a killer or a pawn in a deadly game of cat and mouse? Or both?

Think Jason Bourne and The Fugitive, and enjoy this political thriller. Great characters and interaction.

“Twists and turns keep the reader guessing at who the bad guy really is and leaves you wanting more. Recommended read.” Read More

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Godmachine, a Science Fiction novel “A chilling vision of the future with great characters to love and hate!”

In the not-too-distant future the United States sends its first manned mission to the planet Mars. When the crew of Mars Mission 31 discover an alien artifact, they learn the story of Plixon, a planet not so different from Earth where the population is monitored and controlled by a supercomputer known as the Godmachine. The story that unfolds follows the life of Ra’dall Simms, an unimportant citizen whose desperate need to make sense of his unraveling life takes him on an adventure that will change his world forever. When the returning mission crew relay the Plixon story to their superiors at NASA, there are major political implications which imperil both the lives of the astronauts and the future of Earth. Read More

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Why I Write

I write the Raja Williams detective mystery series in part because I noticed that too many of the popular books and shows have succumbed to the contagion of gruesome, graphic violence and pornographic, perverted sex. The competition for an audience seems to be pushing art into the dwindling spiral of raw, horrific pain and hot, steamy sex, even combining the two.

I’m no prude or pacifist. Sex and violence are part of living, but I also believe that good art doesn’t have to rely on those to have an impact on a reader.

The truth is, I do want you to buy my books. When you do, you are giving me support as an author that buys me time to write.

In exchange for that support, I will give you interesting characters and enough mystery, thrills, suspense and emotion to keep you turning the pages without rubbing your face where it doesn’t belong.

It’s what I call good, clean fun.

That is something I can always use more of in my life, and I’m betting you could, too. And that’s why I write.

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Statue of Liberty


You can teach him to obey the law
and follow every sign;
You can teach him not to think
but think the thoughts that you opine.
You can even drug his senses into catatonic sleep —

But when he dreams, he dreams of freedom.

You can train him like a monkey
and put him through his paces;
Tax and sweat and drive him
and make him run rat races.
You can work him dawn to dusk
’til he collapses with exhaustion —

But when he dreams, he dreams of freedom.

You can cage him like a beast
and he’ll forget about ambition;
You can force obedience, at least,
or trick his willful submission.
You can carve his body slowly
’til he begs for bliss unconscious —

But when he dreams, he dreams of freedom.

You can kill a man again, and again, and again,
but he will always come back —

And when he dreams, he dreams of freedom.
And when he dreams, he dreams of freedom.

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