Against Orders

~ Obeying orders will make him their scapegoat. Defying them will make him their enemy. ~

Captain Kynan Esprit served six years in the Marines, then four more in the Secret Service. Both ended in disgrace.

Jobless, his former commander recommends him to weapons manufacturer Whit Lasette, who doesn’t care if Kynan’s moral compass sometimes conflicts with orders from above.

Whit admires the captain’s uncompromising valor and hires Ky to protect his adult daughter, Reina, while he campaigns for the US presidency.

Determined not to torpedo another opportunity, Kynan vows to never again disobey orders orget personally involved, but he forsakes both after a kidnapping attempt forces him to hide Reina at her father’s Mediterranean compound.

But the danger has only just begun. After unearthing documents about a global conspiracy designed to fatten the wallets of certain power players by sabotaging peace overseas, they find themselves on the run, hunted from every angle.

With millions of lives in the balance, they must find a way to expose the truth…if they can survive against all odds.

AGAINST ORDERS is an exciting geopolitical conspiracy thriller,a fusion of Matthew Quirk’s Hour of the Assassin and The 500,and Simon Gervais’ The Last Protector, and a reckoning of our recent political climate.


"AGAINST ORDERS isa captivating, propulsive thriller filled with intrigue, action, and shocking twists and turns. The very definition of a page-turner, you'll quickly become addicted to Thompson's gorgeous prose and her complex and deeply sympathetic characters."  - Lisa Regan, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of the Detective Josie Quinn Series

The Mistaken

~ He doesn't know her, but he'll find her, and when he does, he will make her pay. ~

All Tyler Karras wants is to enjoy life with his expectant bride. What he gets instead is a graveside seat at her funeral. With the woman who killed her uncharged and still free, all Ty wants now is revenge.

His brother, Nick, has dangerous connections and suggests a sadistic plan: grab the woman responsible and hand her over to his associates--sex-traffickers in San Francisco's Russian Mafia. They offer Ty more than he dreamed possible. In exchange for the woman, they'll finally let his brother leave the business for good--with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating.

There's just one problem: Ty kidnaps the wrong woman.

Now he must protect Hannah Maguire from the very enemy he's unleashed, but the Russians are holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal. Caught in a no-win situation, Ty must find a way to save himself, his brother, and the woman, but with the Russian Mafia, even two out of three makes for very long odds.


Publishers Weekly - Best First Line - January 2021

WINNER: Best Thriller & Best Audiobook - Best of the Independent eBook Awards

“A story of undying love in the midst of tragedy...not just a book to read, but to linger on. A great book for both the romance and the mystery lover.” ~ Suspense Magazine

Thompson is a rare new talent in the thriller genre, combining an intelligent plot with complex characters that will give readers the white-knuckle reading experience of their lives! ~ Lisa Regan, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of the DETECTIVE JOSIE QUINN & FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER SERIES

A deliciously slow burn that builds to a ferocious crescendo, Thompson kept me riveted until the very last page.”  ~ Jennifer Hillier, author of CREEP, FREAK, THE BUTCHER,  JAR OF HEARTS, & LITTLE SECRETS

The Mistaken is a first-rate thriller full of hair-raising twists and turns...” ~ Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author

“A heartbreaking look into a man's mind when his hunger for revenge leads him into a destructive chain of events and the nail-biting path to his redemption. ~ AL Jackson, NY Times Bestselling Author


~ Redemption is no longer an option... ~

Four years ago, Tyler Karras' quest to avenge his wife's death led to all-out war with San Francisco's Russian Mafia. With the Bratva's collapse and its king long dead, all Ty wants now is to put it behind him and enjoy a second chance at life with his new bride, Hannah. But the Bratva's heir has returned, bitter and determined. He wants his kingdom back, and he's more than willing to leverage Ty's new family to get it.

First he targets Conner, Ty's brooding nineteen-year-old stepson, manipulating the boy into a vortex of sex, drugs, alcohol, and gambling. Then he turns his sights on Hannah. At eight months pregnant, she's the ultimate bargaining chip. With all their lives in jeopardy, Ty has little choice but to do as commanded. But Tyler swore he'd never kill again. He buried that monster years ago and means to keep it that way.

With his family on the line, Ty crosses further into the dark side than ever before, challenging everything he believes about himself and forcing him to face the ghosts of his past. Only then will he discover if he has the strength to sacrifice his last chance at redemption in exchange for the lives of those he loves most."


"Mark my word, Nancy S. Thompson has taken a giant step into the upper echelon of Romantic Thriller authors!" ~ Suspense Magazine

"A gut-wrenching, high-octane thrill ride. Poignant and visceral, a gripping, excellent read!" ~ Lisa Regan, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of THE VANISHING GIRLS, THE GIRL WITH NO NAME, HER MOTHER'S GRAVE, and HER FINAL CONFESSION

A 2015 Kindle Book Awards Mystery / Thriller semi-finalist!

"A riveting thriller that will stand up against the best in the business. Thompson has taken a giant step into the upper echelon of Romantic Thriller authors!" ~ Suspense Magazine

"This thriller has a very gritty edge. Curvy, twisty and mysterious events unravel, bringing this story to a level similar to a Guy Ritchie film." ~ InD'Tale Magazine


~ Lust, greed, and revenge collide... ~

Fate screwed Eden MacLaird at the age of twenty-one, stole her first love, then her first child. Twenty years later, she still hasn't found her happily-ever-after. Sure, from the outside, she appears to have it all, including Declan, her gorgeous, rich-as-sin husband. But things aren't what they seem, and catching Declan in bed with her best friend destroys any dreams she harbors for love, much less sexual fulfillment.

Then in walks Sean Bennett...

Just months away from earning his law degree, Sean's smart, driven, and serious, but an unexpected encounter in a bar one night changes everything. His best friend, Trinitee, warns against getting too involved with Eden, but the heat between them is beyond intense, and neither of them are willing to walk away.

With Eden's marriage in shambles, she's eager to make a go of it with Sean, despite their sixteen-year age difference. But while she relishes her sexual reawakening, she fears giving up the posh life she's grown accustomed to. That life, however, and everything in it, comes crashing down when bodies start piling up around them, and all clues point to Eden and Sean.

Secrets, betrayal, and revenge threaten to destroy not just her carefully-crafted reputation, but her very life. With their freedom at stake, Sean and Eden join forces to uncover those plotting against them. But as doubt and evidence mount, she must choose: give in to her suspicions and save herself, or trust their new-found love and save them both.


"The sexual tension is off the charts. Brilliant, riveting, salacious and intriguing! A scorching page-turner." ~ Lisa Regan, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of THE VANISHING GIRLS, THE GIRL WITH NO NAME, HER MOTHER'S GRAVE, and HER FINAL CONFESSION

"Buckle up, enjoy the incendiary heat, and get ready for another Nancy Thompson E-Ticket thrill ride!" ~ Julie A. Richman, USA Today Bestselling author

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