Mystery Thrillers

Raja Williams Mystery Thriller Series

Raja Williams Mystery Thrillers

Neither the dark, tragic anti-hero nor the James Bond super-hero type, Raja 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.

“These are not cookie cutter mysteries, they are complex, interesting, surprising and always entertaining.” -Sandy Penny, Sweet Mystery Books

“Jack Thompson gives his readers what they want: a good plot with a central character painted in bold colours.” -Mike Smith, e-thriller

 

Interview with Jack Thompson

Q: What makes the Raja Williams series special?

A: If you like an entertaining mix of mystery, sleuthing, and action thrills with rich characters and real dialogue in every story, you will like the Raja Williams series. You will find stories filled with current events and adult topics, but written without the perverse, graphic violence or explicit sex overdone in too much contemporary fiction. I call it good, clean fun.

Q: What inspired you to write the Raja Williams series?

A: I’ve always been a fan of mystery thrillers and detective stories, and wanted to try my hand at creating a unique and enjoyable crime-fighting duo. I especially enjoy the banter between two lead characters. I’m reminded of the Lethal Weapon series where the character interaction sets the tone. I also love James Patterson’s skill in driving a suspenseful plot forward without meandering. Keeps me on the edge of my seat. And, of course, when it comes to creating unique characters and immersing the reader into a setting and story, no one is better than Elmore Leonard.

Q: What can you tell us about the main characters?

A: Raja Williams is neither the down-and-out, tragic anti-hero nor a James Bond super spy. When Raja’s parents died in a plane crash, he found himself with more money than he could spend and decided he would be an active force for justice using 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 and the hipster, wild-child hacker Vinny are an odd couple who, despite their differences, work hand-in-glove doing whatever it takes to bring justice to those who have nowhere else to turn.

Then there’s Claus.

Q: Why should readers give these books a try?

A: Because the Raja Williams series is a fun, fast-paced thrill ride that grabs you and won’t let go. Read some of the reviews. You’ll see a common theme of being unputdownable. I think you’ll agree. Enjoy.

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The Color of GreedWhat 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 VieWhen 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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Raja Williams Box Set, Books 1 – 3

Raja Williams Books 1-3

Combined Price for Individual Books: $14.97
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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 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 VegasThe 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 VeniceRaja 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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Raja Williams Box Set, Books 4 – 6

Raja Williams Books 4-6Combined Price for Individual Books: $16.97
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Death Down UnderThe 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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