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  • Derek Thompson

  • Born: London, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Derek writes fiction and non-fiction. He grew up in London and started writing fiction in his teens.

    He wrote a commissioned piece for The Guardian in 2008 and started freelance writing in 2009. His short fiction has featured in both British and US anthologies, and can also be found online. He dabbles in comedy writing for live performance and radio.

    His love of film noir began with The Big Sleep and has never left him. Much of his fiction involves death, loss or secrets. As the saying goes: write about what you know.

    LONG SHADOWS

    A SECRET THAT WON'T STAY BURIED. A KILLER WHO CAN'T FORGET.

    Detective Craig Wild couldn't cut it in London. Now he must swap the Met for Mayberry, a sleepy Wiltshire backwater where ambition goes to die. It was supposed to be a second chance. Then Wild is faced with the most baffling case of his career.

    Eccentric farmer Alexander Porter is found shot dead in his own field. Everyone else assumes it was suicide, but Wild knows there's more to it than that. In a close-knit community like Mayberry there are too many lies and omissions. Determined to uncover the truth, he teams up with PC Marnie Olsen, whose abilities outshine his own. Can Wild and Olsen solve first one and then two murders before Wild's decisions catch up with him?

    THE SPY CHASER SERIES
    Not all spies are suave and sophisticated. Thomas Bladen is smart, sardonic, and rough around the edges. He works for the UK’s Surveillance Support Unit – loaned out to any government department that will have them, including law enforcement and intelligence agencies. They all call the SSU 'floaters' - it's not a term of endearment.

    When Thomas uncovers a sinister secret that threatens European stability, his life and the lives of those closest to him will never be the same again.


    STANDPOINT (BOOK 1)
    Assignment: Customs & Excise
    THE WRONG MAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
    Thomas Bladen has been living a double-life for two years. He’s a Civil Service photographer in London, but the Surveillance Support Unit has a much wider remit. It’s staffed by ex-forces personnel, careerists, and Thomas. He has an eye for details that other people miss and a talent for finding trouble – a combination that was never going to bring him an easy life.

    When Thomas witnesses a shooting at a routine surveillance operation and uncovers a web of deceit and treachery that people will kill for, can a good man hold the line without crossing it?


    LINE OF SIGHT (BOOK 2)
    Assignment: The British Army
    A YOUNG WOMAN LIES DEAD AT AN ARMY BASE. WAS IT AN ACCIDENT?
    When Amy Johanson is killed during a weapon test, Thomas Bladen and Karl McNeill are determined to expose the truth. To do that, they must protect Jess, their only witness, but she plays a dangerous game of seduction and lies. Thwarted by dangerous and powerful forces, can Thomas get justice for Amy and navigate the shifting sands of espionage, politics, big business, and the tragic mystery of Karl’s past?

    CAUSE & EFFECT (BOOK 3)
    Assignment: Benefits Investigation Team
    BLADEN TURNS DETECTIVE, BUT WHERE WILL IT END?
    Two unconnected events – an attack on a child and a clinical assassination – confront Thomas with moral dilemmas. When his investigations converge and his day job encroaches into his freelance work, Thomas discovers uncomfortable truths about those who matter most and the Shadow State’s supply chain. But it’s what he doesn’t know that poses the greatest danger.

    SHADOW STATE (BOOK 4)
    Assignment: The Metropolitan Police
    A STOLEN CAR WITH A BABY INSIDE IS THE LEAST OF BLADEN’S PROBLEMS.
    Thomas Bladen faces hard choices when a Shadow State agent orders him to expose a defector or risk the lives of others. A stakeout becomes a rescue, an intervention leads to murder, and dark secrets come to light as Thomas and Karl play a dangerous game, turning the Shadow State against itself. But who is the real enemy and who will pay the ultimate price?

    FLAS

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