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I've been writing and editing since high school. I served in the US Army and had a part time career in the Texas Army State Guard. I worked as an English Professor and as a newspaper rim editor. I am retired and writing full time. I love feedback.

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L. K. Thompson, LTC (Ret.) (Tier IV Author)

OPORD: Critical Deception: Team Reliant
by L. K. Thompson, LTC (TXSG, Ret.)

Team Fail-Safe continue their hunt for the elusive and cunning General Jaqwi, Washington has ordered a hit on Jaqwi. The General continues his dogged pursuit of supplying the Middle Eastern terrorists with nuclear devices. His elaborate plan to use multiple possible routes for delivery has the team splintered with three groups tracking three different avenues of delivery. Are the routes deceptive or real. Can they stop all of them? Can they take out Jaqwi?


This novel is dedicated to the following:




SSG John Thompson for his Army experience, foreign service, and honest reflections of events.

Amy Stell for her steadfast and keenly insightful copy reading.

Sharon Henderson for he...

You Can't Blame That On Me: Some Short Stories
by Larry Thompson

These are stories that I wrote in response to things that happened in my life while I wasn't in my right mind. Some of them are lies! Yeah, I know, that's outrageous, but, I'm an author. I make things up!

The Emu, Sleepy And Bushy

My brother says it never happened. but I know it did. I was there. I saw it.

My little brother and I have a problem with macho rivalry. I call him my little brother. He's 15 months my junior but about three inches taller and 80 pounds heavier. He's losing his ...

Making A Run For It From Berlin To Texas Book Two
by Larry Thompson

While young Manny Kaiter will mature to become the man who marries Buddy Holley's sister, in this volume, he faces more threats to his life. He and older brother, Siegie, play with explosives and loaded wartime weapons. They face incredible dangers, including the feared rape of his mother. He tries to grow up normally in the aftermath of war torn Germany. His efforts culminate, at age 16, in an attempt to flee the East German Communist menace in a boat cobbled together by his father by crossing the Baltic Sea to Sweden.

Chapter 1

Things were pretty dreary after Gunther left. Since we weren't on the road running from the Russians and the SS, Siege and I bad time to locate things. We discovered that Castle Willigrad had its own little theater. We found it, and we investigated it. We returned t...

Making A Run For It From Berlin To Texas
by Larry Thompson

Young Manny Kaiter suffers through being buried alive in bomb devastated Berlin of 1945. He narrowly escapes being strafed by a Russian fighter plane as he hides in an outhouse. he learns notto trust anyone as time after time his efforts to escape Nazi Germany are stymied. How he overcomes all obstacles and makes hie way to America and eventually marries the sister of buddy holley will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Chapter 1

As I ran for the outhouse, the roar of the engine on the Russian fighter plane filled the air. I knew he was shooting at me because I could hear the rat-a-tat-a-tat-tat of his machine guns, and I could hear the whack-whack-whack of the bullets as they chewed up the ...

OPSEC Critical Mass: Team Reliant
by L.K. Thompson, LTC (Ret.)

A team of Army Intelligence Operatives is ordered to find and thwart a North Korean sneak attack aimed against US Army installations in South Korea. At the same time, their commander must split his team also to thwart a Fundamentalist plot to attack America from across the Rio Grande River.


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The People’s Army Headquarters

Army Intelligence HQ

Pyongyang, North Korea

0800 Hours Sierra Breakfast Briefing



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