by Avraham Azrieli

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“Stirring and dramatic ... a unique look at sexual harassment. [An] unflinching and unapologetic ... story of corporate corruption and impropriety ... delves into the gritty reality of inner office liaisons. “Thump” is thought provoking and poignant long after the last page turns. I highly recommend it!” T. Staley, Penn Book Review.

“There is something captivating when we mix spicy sex, lust, greed, and a protagonist that acts with such abandon as long as the end justifies the means. Well-paced plot ... a thoughtful and gripping narrative ... never a dull moment ... highly entertaining.” The Examiner

"A well-written, attention-grabbing courtroom room drama about sexual harassment and the persistence of racism. Engaging ... realistic ... honest ... provocative [as] the typical roles in a sexual harassment case are reversed. [It] builds to a climax that rivals other mainstream authors in this genre. This is the kind of book you cannot put down until you figure out the resolution." Jason Lolus, Pacific Book Review.

T.M. Jefferson (“Thump”), a handsome African American man, joined a venerable investment firm in Baltimore five years ago as a junior analyst. Henrietta Kingman, a white partner in her fifties, took him on as her lover and protégé, rewarding him with promotions and bonuses. But when Thump falls in love with a young nurse and attempts to end the relationship with Kingman, she fights back with unbridled viciousness. Faced with losing everything he holds dear, Thump files a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment. The dramatic trial cracks the facade of wealth and privilege, exposing the ugly truth – and then some.

Thump is a unique character in several ways: He is an inner-city black kid who has made it in a white-collar profession; he is a black man who works in a white men's business and is sexually used by an white female boss; and, most unusually, he is a man who dares to sue for sexual harassment. This story not only turns sexual harassment on its gender head, but also charges it with intense racial acrimony.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045604710
Publisher: Avraham Azrieli
Publication date: 01/24/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 276 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Avraham Azrieli, a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City, tried many complex court cases before publishing his first novel, The Masada Complex (a political thriller) in 2010. A full-time author since then, his other books include the Israeli spy novels The Jerusalem Inception and The Jerusalem Assassin, as well as Christmas for Joshua (a family drama dealing with interfaith conflicts), The Mormon Candidate (a political thriller), Thump (a courtroom drama featuring sexual harassment and racism) and The Bootstrap Ultimatum headshot(a mystery involving the commercialization of Memorial Day). He also authored Your Lawyer on a Short Leash (a guide to dealing with lawyers) and One Step Ahead (a WWII biography, which inspired the musical By Wheel and by Wing). Avraham grew up in Israel, where he received extensive Talmudic education, served as an intelligence officer and, after attending law school, clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Residing primarily in the United States since 1990, he currently lives near Washington DC with his wife, a physician, and their four children. Like Ben Teller, the protagonist in The Mormon Candidate and The Bootstrap Ultimatum, Avraham often rides his motorcycle in the mountainous forests of western Maryland.

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