Jack Thompson gives his readers what they want: a colorful cast of characters, great dialogue and a suspenseful, twisting plot. The Color of Greed is the riveting debut of the Raja Williams mystery thriller series.
"I really couldn't put this one down, and read it straight through from start to finish. I see a film in the future." -Sweet Mystery Books
"I've always enjoyed mysteries, but this novel has something special, a certain joie de vivre." -The Haunted Reading Room
Gifted PI Raja Williams and his partner Vinny Moore are called to Los Angeles when the young husband of a wealthy California heiress is found dead on his yacht. The trail leads to the ruthless Chinese mafia, a depraved human trafficking ring and a cover-up that may go as high as the governor's mansion.
Murder is never simple.
As more bodies pile up, Raja and Vinny find themselves targeted by a powerful enemy with much to hide, and must race to uncover the truth before everyone involved, including the two of them, ends up dead.
"This book had me from chapter one and I couldn't put it down. It's fast-paced, full of action, and dripping with mystery." -The Reading Diaries
Interview with the Author
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.
"Raja and Vinny are my new favorite crime-fighting team." -George Broussard, Editor