The Color of Greed, a Raja Williams mystery novel

“The Ultimate Detective Story”

“Jack Thompson gives readers what they want: a good plot with a central character painted in bold colours.”

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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.

BOOKS

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.

“Jack Thompson doesn’t stray far from the beaten track of the classic detective thriller…he gives his readers what they want: a good plot with a central character painted in bold colours” Read More

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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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POETRY

Magic

I found a magic universe
where flowers always bloom
and trees grow forever.

I found a magic universe
where I can stand on clouds
and see forever.

I found a magic universe
where I can fly to the stars
and be forever.

I found a magic universe
where I can love completely
and be loved forever.

I found a magic universe
I found you.

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BLOG

Here in the 21st century we have reached a tipping point. Drastic times require drastic measures. So the saying goes. If it isn’t the omnipresent threat of terrorism, it’s the omnipresent threat of global warming.

There is the religious faction dedicated to bringing Armageddon down upon us. (What’s the matter, can’t you read the signs?) The great scientific minds see an ironically similar version of Armageddon on the horizon, called singularity, where we all burn in a glowing blur of rapid technological advancement racing out of control. How many versions of Windows can there be?

Or, worse than any of those, we suffer from the omnipresence of Democrats. (and Republicans—don’t read anything political into that) It’s either too much government or not enough government, but always the other guy’s fault. Hasn’t that tune gotten old? There just might be a reason that the US Congress has an approval rating that falls on the scale somewhere between Hitler and Satan.

It’s time for a Frank Capra.

There comes a time in every great nation when the tipping point is reached. Where we either go sailing down into the abyss with one last insane whee, or we dig down through the bad news and blame and dust off some of the truth that makes life worth fighting for. There is a reason we all watch It’s a Wonderful Life every year. (or should) There is a reason we cheer for the good guys, the decent guys to win. Deep down every one of us knows that we are good guys.

There will be those who claim a happy ending is trite, that good guys finish last, that you have to fight fire with fire and the punishment must fit the crime. But aren’t those really the rants of those already on the toboggan ride down?

My appeal is to the many who are kind of heart, the forgiving and helpful many who sincerely wish themselves and others to survive and thrive. I know you are out there.

It’s time for a Frank Capra.

We need someone to remind us not of the depraved or despicable few, but of the determined and decent many who provide the backbone of any great civilization. Someone who will lift our spirits above the fray, not grind them into the earth.

It’s time for a Frank Capra.

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