Books by James Thompson

HELSINKI BLOOD by James Thompson
Released: March 21, 2013

"Though he doesn't have Henning Mankell or Jo Nesbø's gifts for shaping a story, Kentucky-native Thompson has created in Kari a hero as dyspeptic as Kurt Wallender and as prone to vigilante justice as Harry Hole."
The violent soap opera of Inspector Kari Vaara's life continues as he and his mates scramble to mop up the consequences of their last round of well-intended thefts and executions. Read full book review >
HELSINKI WHITE by James Thompson
Released: March 15, 2012

"Enough violent felonies for a Sunday newspaper—and, as a depressingly informative epilogue intimates, that's exactly where they've come from."
Finland's top cop gets to run his very own black-ops unit—and rue the day he ever took what looked like a dream job. Read full book review >
LUCIFER'S TEARS by James Thompson
Released: March 17, 2011

"Nazi collaboration, government cover-ups, kinky sex, a baby daughter waiting impatiently to be born and a vigilante-minded hero who talks back to his boss more irreverently than Dirty Harry. What more could you want?"
Inspector Kari Vaara's success in cracking the Sufia Elmi murder (Snow Angels, 2010) wins him a transfer from the sticks to Helsinki, below the Arctic Circle but just as hospitable to cold-blooded murder. Read full book review >