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White Witch

(2018)
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"Thompson amply shows his skill as an excellent storyteller and his expertly voiced narration masterly evokes time and place. There is action aplenty in this yarn as he melds a powerful intricately plotted narrative imbuing it with voodooism, murder, corruption, Jamaican history, and legendary snake knives with unexplained powers, and court room drama which all makes for an informative, stimulating and entertaining read. In addition, he effectively explores the harsh world of abhorrent stripping of the rainforests as well as the disrespect of the natives historical rights to these valuable lands." -Bookpleasures.com

"The topic was realistic but original with an eventful and intriguing plot and a story full of tales and twists. The dialogue was refreshing and the side characters memorable. I loved the Maroons and the flow with which they are integrated into the story. I strongly recommend this." - Booklove Reviews

Jamaica is a place where the surreal is simply everyday reality. When a ruthless American aluminum company plans to strip mine the Jamaican rainforest, they send former Navy SEAL Will Taylor to Montego Bay to deal with local resistance on their behalf. But he's unaware that the British had signed a treaty deeding the rainforest to the Jamaican Maroons, descendants of escaped slaves, over 300 years ago. The Maroons fought and died for their land then, and are more than willing to do so now, whether it's the British or the Americans who threaten them this time around.

Upon Will's arrival, a series of inexplicable murders begin, some carried out with deadly snake daggers that were owned and used by Annie Palmer, a voodoo priestess better known as the White Witch. She was killed 200 years prior, but is said to still haunt the island at night, and the local Jamaicans are certain she's responsible for the gruesome murders, her form of retaliation against the new turmoil taking place in the rainforest.

And Will has been forced directly into the middle of it. After a few close calls, he's finally convinced to leave his company and join forces with the Maroons, headed by Vertise Broderick, a Maroon who resigned from her position at the New York Times to return to Jamaica to stop the mining. Together they hire a Jamaican attorney to prove that the Maroon/British treaty is still valid to stop the mining, and they also take it upon themselves to solve the White Witch murders. Because the legend of the White Witch can't possibly be true...

"White Witch is a big, bold and bracing tale that smoothly mixes science, history, and politics into a sharp and seasoned tale. Larry Thompson takes a break from his terrific legal thrillers to pen a tale at times reminiscent of both Wilbur Smith and James Rollins, with just enough John Grisham tossed in for good measure. Featuring pitch perfect pacing and broadly drawn characters, this is thriller writing of the highest order, assuring that White Witch will cast a spell on you."
-Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author

"In White Witch, Larry Thompson has written a truly exciting thriller, full of twists, surprises and unexpected turns. A really fun, satisfying read, full of fascinating stuff about places and people and times past and present!"
-Thomas B. Sawyer, Former Head Writer/Showrunner of Murder, She Wrote and bestselling author of The Adventures of the Real Tom Sawyer and Cross Purposes

"Larry Thompson gives us a fresh spin on the classic David vs. Goliath story with a page-turning thriller set in the jungles of Jamaica. White Witch mixes in a dash of voodoo legend, Caribbean culture and history, and serves up a healthy dish of mystery and suspense."
-Alan Jacobson, USA Today bestselling author of Dark Side of the Moon

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: White Witch
Author(s): Larry D Thompson
ISBN: 0-9991621-5-2 / 978-0-9991621-5-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Story Merchant
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: White Witch
Author(s): Larry D Thompson
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA