Archive for October, 2015

Hey y’all. Very happy to announce that my latest crime story, “Making a Living Making a Killing,” is up today over at Yellow Mama. Check out the full story here:

“I don’t usually kill anyone before noon, but since Vance was drinking whiskey in the passenger seat at nine o’clock in the morning, it didn’t feel like morning anyway.” 

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a_simple_murder2Maybe you’re one of those types who hates to see summer end, and would do anything to extend the warm, sunny weather. Well, I’m here to help. Starting today and going through 7 October, you can download a FREE copy of my second Wade Stuart novel, a crime thriller set in that Pacific Paradise known as Hawaii. A Simple Murder is available at Amazon.

Follow the link here to download it to your Kindle.

And check out this review:

“My favorite thriller has just turned into a franchise, and its writer Phillip Thompson has cracked open the second installment in a beautiful new frontier. Whereas the first Wade Stuart novel was so soaked in its Mississippi setting that the book felt deep-fried, this time we meet our protagonist on a sandy Oahu beach, where he’s toting a camera as a crime beat reporter. That’s right, new setting, new occupation, and, oh yeah, a new girl: the ATF staffer out of Washington who knows Wade from his early agent days.
“Thompson’s new strokes spin your head and make you cling dearly to the familiar pieces that carry over from the first book, like the ruthless homegrown terrorists and the murder mystery (that’s a mutilated corpse with its face blown off on that sandy beach). So now we’ve got a classic crime thriller and a fresh fish out of water story running parallel. What holds it together? Who do you think? It’s our good-old Mississippi Alpha-dog protagonist, former Marine and resigned-over-principle ATF agent, Wade Stuart, taking on another nasty batch of domestic terrorists intent on spilling innocent blood. Wade Stuart is back, just as cool as I remembered.
“Former Marine and newspaperman Phillip Thompson knows his hero, and, with a knack for straight-ahead breathless prose, runs Wade and us readers through the story at a snapping cadence. The enemies, the place, and the world can change, but we’re sure glad Wade Stuart doesn’t.”
–Ames Holbrook, author of The Deporter: One Agent’s Struggle Against the U.S.                    Government’s Refusal to Expel Criminal Aliens

crime-scene-30112_640I’m happy to announce that my story, “Making a Living Making a Killing,” will appear in Issue # 52 of the award-winning online fiction journal, Yellow Mama, Oct. 15.  If you’re unfamiliar, Yellow Mama offers the following disclaimer: “At Yellow Mama, we don’t spare the horses, so just be advised, if you are easily offended or under 18 years of age, PLEASE DON’T GO THERE!”

Consider yourself warned.