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Raja Williams Mystery Thrillers

From the Author

In writing this series I wanted to create a character who was neither the down-and-out, tragic anti-hero nor a James Bond super spy. Raja is a young man who, when his parents died in a plane crash, found himself with more money than he could spend. He decided that he would be an active force for justice and would use his resources to help others in need.

His main investigative partner is Vinny Moore, a strong female character whose top-level hacker skills help Raja crack his cases. The button-down, Oxford-educated Raja Williams and the hipster, wild-child hacker Vinny Moore make a strange pairing but they work hand-in-glove and are best of friends. The two of them do whatever it takes to bring justice to those who have nowhere else to turn.

From a media interview I gave:

Q: What makes the Raja Williams series so popular?
It doesn't have the perverse, graphic violence or explicit sex that dominates too much contemporary fiction. It's good, clean fun.

Q: What inspired you to write the Raja Williams series?
I'm a fan of hard-boiled mysteries and wanted to try my hand at creating an enjoyable crime-fighting duo. I've always enjoyed the banter between two lead characters regardless of genre. I'm reminded of the Lethal Weapon series of movies. The character interaction sets the tone and carries the story.

Murder is Never Simple

The Color of Greed

"A Classic Thriller . . . Jack Thompson gives his readers what they want: a good plot with a central character painted in bold colours." Mike Smith, e-thriller.com

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. 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.

"What fun to have a wealthy intuitive hero who uses his money and skills to help people. This gets five stars from me. I see a film in the future." Sandy Penny, Sweet Mystery Books Read More

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C'est la Vie

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.

The search for the professor's wife leads Raja and Vinny deep into the French underworld, including the club scene riddled with designer drugs, and a modern day white slave trade. Will they find the missing woman before she falls victim to the elusive international criminal known only as the Scorpion? Read More

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Swimming Upstream

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. A desperate mother turns to Raja Williams, a private investigator always willing to help.

The discovery of a sinister scorched-earth plot to hide the truth leads Raja and Vinny to the Arctic wilds of Canada and lands them in the middle of a battle over the riches of the pristine wilderness. If assassins don’t kill them, the sub-zero weather just might. Read More

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Diamonds Never Die

What 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 takes Raja undercover into the Harlem drug scene, and puts Vinny into a Russian strip club in Brighton Beach. Stirring the pot as only Raja and Vinny can do lands them both in danger and into the cross hairs of an international assassin known as the Spider.

"The reader is sucked into the maze of adventure and deceit." Read More

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Muerte en Las Vegas

The glitz and glamour of Sin City hide a dark underbelly of greed and corruption. When an innocent falls to her death from the top of the Bellagio, Raja and Vinny are summoned to find out why.

Book five in the Raja Williams mystery series has it all -- murder, mystery, love and non-stop fun. As with all the books in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone novel or in sequence.

"Classic Raja at his finest! I just loved the setting and the characters. This will keep you on the edge of your seat and you won't be able to put this book down until the last page." Read More

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Vendetta in Venice

Raja and Vinny are called to the beautiful city of Venice, Italy after a Catholic a priest has been brutally murdered. What starts as a single murder leads them to an international counterfeiting ring, a mysterious hacker known as Darkman, and centuries-old Vatican secrets thought long since buried.

Follow Raja and Vinny as they race against the clock to unravel the mystery before the sinister plot reaches its deadly conclusion. Read More

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Death Down UnderNew Release:

The seventh book in the Raja Williams Mystery Thriller series takes Raja and Vinny first to Queensland to investigate the death of an environmentalist who makes a startling discovery. Australia is home to seven lethal species of snakes, a half dozen types of poisonous spiders, and of course, the ever present crocodiles. The animals are not the worst danger they encounter. Read More

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Political Thriller

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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Science fiction has gone from an obscure scientific field of writing to a mainstream cultural phenomenon. Science fiction stories and books create universes that let all of us think outside the box of what we call normal everyday life.

From the early science fiction of Jules Verne and H.G.Wells through the Golden Age stories of Hubbard, Heinlein and Asimov and on to the many popular authors of today, science fiction and fantasy have entertained and educated millions. One of my favorites as a young lad was the Tom Swift series.

Today ideas considered fantastic when first written have become reality. Science fiction continues to point the way to the future.

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

Lyrics for Living

Poetry that Communicates

In this collection of poems Jack Thompson looks at life from all angles and all ages. Topics span from love to war and beyond.

Poems included: The Look, Magic, The Girl I Know, Dandelion, Dilemma, Elwin Marmion, My World, Medicated Mediocrity, Peter’s Lament, Carnival, Wheel of Life, Marriage, Octogenarian, A Valentine for Lucky, Paradise, One and Only, Ode to Da and Yankee Destiny

"I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of poems. The author covers a variety of topics including war, love, family, the suppression of Man and even a poem about the 2001 World Series. Each poem had an emotional impact on me. Some made me laugh; others made me cry." Read More

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SHORT STORIES

Hangtime

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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Blue is for Boys

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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The Companion
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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A Trick of the Eye

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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