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What do a private detective, a hacker and an assassin have in common?
The desire to help when justice needs a hand.
The Color of Greed introduces Raja Williams and his partner Vinny Moore. Neither the dark, tragic anti-hero nor the James Bond super-hero type, Raja Williams is a wealthy Oxford-educated PI of mixed Caribbean descent who possesses a strong empathic power and a sixth sense for evil that gives him headaches and steers him straight into trouble. His partner Vinny Moore is a gorgeous hipster geek who prefers hacking computers to haute couture.
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. When Raja arrives in Los Angeles and more bodies begin to pile up, he suspects a cover-up that may go up as high as the governor. With the help of Vinny, Raja must unravel the case before everyone involved, including the two of them, winds up dead.
A colorful cast of characters, great dialogue and a suspenseful, twisting plot make The Color of Greed an entertaining read.
A Classic Thriller
A few weeks ago I caught an old episode of the Rockford Files and it took me back to the golden era of detective shows on TV: Ironsides, Columbo, Kojak. They don’t make ‘em like that any more … or do they? … Jack Thompson doesn’t stray far from the beaten track of the classic detective thriller: a rich heiress wants the death of her husband investigated but the police are denying that there was any evidence of foul play. Raja Williams takes the case – no payment required as he already has his own private jet and money to burn. In running e-thriller.com I get to read – or at least start – a number of books that follow this proven formula, but The Color Of Greed is well-written, has a good plot and the dialogue works. And yes, we would all like to be Raja Williams with a private jet and the ladies falling at our feet. Jack Thompson gives his readers what they want: a good plot with a central character painted in bold colours. Who loves ya, baby?! -Mike Smith, e-thriller.com
The Ultimate Detective Story
This is the first detective story I’ve read by Jack Thompson. It reminds me of the old time radio shows where the private detective comes to the aid of a woman . . . ‘catnip’ for the readers who love detective stories. Detective Williams and Author Jack Thompson have achieved success.
Aspiring writers take notes. A beginning, middle and a clearly spelled out closure. Lots of curves, twists, extremely interesting characters. Clearly a classic thriller. Topics delt with are so timely, touches on a type of fraud that is rampant in our society right now. A whodunnit to curl up and read straight through the night. Page turner? 100% yes. I’ll be reading lots more about Raja and Vinny hopefully sooner than later.
Wow! is all I can say
“Wow” is all I can say. The name of this book fits perfectly – it was a story about greed – greed – greed. I loved the characters. They came alive for me, most especially Raja and Vinny. Their struggles touched me. The story flowed easily – like water – and was so riveting that I was unable to put it down. I read to escape, and this book was packed full of everything you would expect a mystery to be and then some more. A great read and look forward to reading more.
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Tohono Sihu loved the desert. Some mornings she would stand watching the sunrise and find herself still standing and watching hours later. Although the desert plain was relatively flat and even, there were subtle variations. She knew every one of them like the back of her hand. Today as she scanned the desert, there was something out of place, something that felt alien and threatening to her.
She relaxed and let herself flow out across the sands, the way Sleeping Bear had taught her, extending her perception beyond its normal range. At its farthest reach just left of due east, she saw a tiny black dot that didn’t belong there. She stood perfectly still, like a hungry desert owl locked in on a tiny spot far below, waiting for the spot to move and turn into a tasty desert mouse.
“A Native American-themed Gem” – 5-star Amazon Review:
I loved this short story. Simply written, strikes just the right pace and tone for the occurrences. A romance with feeling and care for the Native American setting, and an unexpected ending. It conveys movingly the feeling and reality shifts so much a part of this spiritual people.
What would you do if you were lost in the desert?
Can two people from hostile cultures overcome their differences?
A Trick of the Eye is a story of survival, love and destiny.
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Dr. Laslo Reingard unlocks a secret about time which could help all of mankind. He finds himself targeted for death or worse by a self-serving government agency determined to control his discovery. Will Laslo master his newfound power in time to save the one person willing to help him? Hangtime is an exciting new short story from master storyteller Jack Thompson.
5-stars for Hangtime:
I loved this story. The author drew me in to Dr. Laslo’s world and I found myself intrigued by his invention and rooting for him to win. This story is entertaining and well-paced. It is well-written and suspenseful with a nice twist at the end. There’s even a bit of romance. I highly recommend it.
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After a weekend of fun and excess he can’t remember, Ravi wakes to a living nightmare that will change him forever. Soon he finds out where he is headed, and whether he likes it or not, who he is.
Blue is for Boys is an outrageous science fiction short story with a new take on the battle of the sexes. It’s fun. It’s wild. It’s personal.
Book Buyer 5-star Review:
Witty, brilliant and INCREDIBLY funny, Blue Is For Boys mixes down-to-earth attitudes, futuristic thinking and a whole load of comedy in a cocktail that anyone can love! And make it shaken, not stirred please.
I couldn’t put this book down once I picked it up. It’s hard not to downright burst out laughing while reading. The text is fresh and witty, but the characters are portrayed so realistically. I could easily put myself into Ravi’s shoes and imagine every step of his wild predicament.
This story is well worth reading for anyone who’s looking for a good time and a bigger laugh!
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This short story introduces Ax Weller, a space miner who has collected strange tales from his decades spent in the remote regions of deep space. “The Companion” is the tale of an explorer left for dead on a desolate moon and the unlikely relationship that helps him survive.
The Companion gets 5 stars:
This is a great short story. It’s got a good pace, interesting characters and a surprise ending. I think it would have been great as one of the original Star Trek episodes. I really like Ax Weller. I’m ready for more of his tales!
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