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About John L. Thompson
John L. Thompson is a diesel mechanic by trade but prefers to be known as a writer by night. He is the author of Truck Stop, a crime fiction novel set within the world of diesel mechanics working at a truck stop in New Mexico.
His literary works span the last two decades in the genres of science fiction, mystery, memoirs, and crime fiction. He is also the current cover designer for Barry Sadler’s ongoing Casca The Eternal Mercenary series (currently written by UK author Tony Roberts). When he is not writing, he can be found collecting old paperbacks or editing stories for the crime fiction publishing house Dead Guns Press.
Thompson was born in Japan, traveled the world and the United States, before settling in New Mexico.
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Follow along the mean streets of Hardboiled for a darker slice of life as told by Greg McWhorter, Paul Dick, Stephen D. Rogers, Scathe meic Beorh, James D. Reed, Rachel Cann, Roger Leatherwood, John L. Thompson, Bruce H. Markuson, Rachel Towns, Matthew Wilson, T. Fox Dunham, R.J. Spears, Gregory Jeffers, Cindy Rosmus, Kenneth James Crist, Gary Clifton, John H. Dromey, W. Jack Savage, Anton Sim and Michael J. Solender.
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Rock -N- Noirror: Where horror and noir meet the low-down seedy side of Rock and Roll.
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The truck stop is a miniature city within a city that has all the luxuries for a home away from home feel for the over-the-road truck driver. Under it all, Logan discovers there is also a dark side which people claim is operated by the Dixie Mafia. Then there is the persistent rumor that affiliates of the Mafia are looking for a quarter-million in missing cash skimmed from over a five-year time frame. The job was meant to be a temporary solution but that was before Amy Hauser entered the picture and presented him with additional problems.
They want nothing more than to leave New Mexico for a new life, but then again…there’s that rumor of a quarter-million in missing mob cash. And Logan just may well have discovered where it’s hidden, but soon finds that some people want it more.