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Keith Thomson Books In Order

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Publication Order of Drummand Clark Books

Once a Spy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice a Spy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Pirates of Pensacola (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gus Openshaw's Whale-Killing Journal (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
7 Grams of Lead (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born to Be Hanged (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Keith Thomson is one of the highly reputed authors from America who has written several successful books based on the mystery, spy thriller, and fiction genres. His novels related to the spy fiction are particularly very popular. Author Thomson was born on February 02, 1968, in the United States. He began his writing career in the year 2005 with the release of the novel titled ‘Pirates of Pensacola’. This stand-alone novel helped author Thomson to make himself noted in the world of writing. Even though the novel was only a moderate success, it got him recognized as a talented writer of mystery and thriller genres. The novels that followed later with the pen of author Thomson received a considerable amount of success and recognition. The critics, as well as the readers praised the unique writing style of author Thomson, including his character descriptions and the development of the plots. Before Thomson took up writing as a career, he used to play as a semi-pro baseball player in France. But, that career was very short lived. After that, author Thomson tried drawing cartoons for a renowned magazine named New York Newsday. However, things did not work out as expected by author Thomson in this job as well.

Eventually, he decided to give a try to his writing skills because of his longtime interest in writing. And luckily for him, things began to work out and he also enjoyed writing novels and stories. The first writing job that author Thomson took up as a writer required him to write commercials for television. Later, he got engaged in various other writing works, including screenplays, news articles, and short films. One of the short films written by author Thomson was played at the annual Sundance Festival. He was highly praised for his work on the short film by a majority of guests at the festival. As a news article writer, author Thomson mainly used to write articles related to the national security. After years of hard work and struggle, Thomson finally got the chance to write and publish his full length and eventually went on to become a New York Times bestselling author. As of today, author Thomson lives happily in Alabama along with his family and spends most of his time developing the plots of his future novels. Most of his novels are released by The Huffington Post, whereas a few of them are published by other prominent publishing companies.

One of the initial books written by author Keith Thomson was published under the title ‘Once A Spy’. This book was released by the Doubleday publication in the year 2010. The lead character depicted by author Thomson in this book is in the form of Drummond Clark. At the start of the novel, it is shown that Drummond Clark was a legendary spy at one point of time, but now he is suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease. The disease seems to have taken a great toll on his mind and body, due to which he remains a confused old man all the time. Drummond Clark wanders away from his home under the effect of the Alzheimer’s disease and therefore, patiently waits for his son to come and fetch him. His son named Charlie Clark does not appear to bother much about the well being of his father. All the time, he remains busy with his betting addiction on the tracks. After going through a losing streak, he finally decides to go and look for his father and bring him back to his home located in Brooklyn.

Just as he was about to reach his home with his father, they see that their home has been blown by a few men. Soon after, bullets begin to fire from all the directions. Initially, Charlie Clark thinks that it was the Russian creditors who have come looking for him. But, when he sees that Drummond effortlessly picks up a car for escaping, he begins to suspect that there is much more in his father’s case than what it appears. Very soon, Charlie comes to know that the unremarkable career of Drummond as an appliance salesman was in fact a cover for his well planned tactic to sell faulty nuclear detonators to the upcoming terrorists. The CIA believes that Drummond’s such intricate knowledge about the device can prove to be extremely dangerous especially because of his medical condition. Therefore, they desperately want to contain him as soon as possible. However, there are some other shady characters who want to get hold of Drummond before the CIA. In order to prevent themselves from getting caught any of them, the father and son pair keep running. During the course of this whole chase, they felt that the quality time that they were able to spend together after a long time was of a different sort. The novel is believed to be filled with a lot of wit, energy, and style. These factors, along with the excellent description by author Thomson, helped the novel to get nominated for the Barry Award in the category of the Best First Novel in the year 2011. It was also nominated for the prestigious Dilys Award in the same year.

The next popular book written by author Keith Thomson is titled as ‘Twice A Spy’. It was published in the year 2011 by the Doubleday publishers. The plot of the book is believed to be two times as explosive as the previous book. Author Thomson has written the book on the similar storylines of Robert Ludlum, but with more twist and wit. Once again, author Thomson has a former spy from CIA and his son, who are on the run trying prevent themselves from getting caught. The CIA beleive that Drummond Clark can be a dangerous man because of his ocean of knowledge that he possesses and being suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease. So, they want to detain him as early as possible. But, Drummond’s son Charlie Clark does not want this to happen. He takes his father to Switzerland, where the two of them remain in a hide out so that they cannot be caught and tried for the criminal charges on them in America. At the same time, Charlie tries to carry out a series of experimental tests related to the treatment of his father in order to help him recover his memory. Soon, Charlie comes to know an NSA operative named Alice Rutherford has been abducted. Incidentally, Alice is the love interest of Charlie and he cannot let her be in that situation. Therefore, he and his father attempt to dodge a formidable case officer from CIA and try set Alice free by engaging with the kidnappers.

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