The Killdeer Connection by Tom Swyers is an Unputdownable and Unforgettable Thriller

The Killdeer Connection by Tom Swyers is an Unputdownable and Unforgettable Thriller

The Killdeer Connection by Tom Swyers is an Unputdownable and Unforgettable Thriller. Pick up your copy today and find out why this novel was selected by Kindle Scout!


Praise for The Killdeer Connection

"Unputdownable!"

“This author is just as good if not better than John Grisham.”

“Mystery, thriller, suspense, action, it has it all!”


A Message from Tom Swyers

 I’m an attorney and a former judge. I write thrillers in the Lawyer David Thompson Series. My debut novel, Saving Babe Ruth, is the prequel in the series and is based on a true story. It was a 2015 recipient of two Benjamin Franklin Book Awards for “Best First Book, Fiction” (first place) and “Best Popular Fiction” (second place).  My second novel, The Killdeer Connection, is the first book in the series and was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon’s international Kindle Scout writing competition. Either novel can be read as a standalone.  If you like engaging, realistic, original thrillers, try reading one of my books.



About The Killdeer Connection

Worn-out lawyer David Thompson is on a mission to prove his innocence. Falsely accused of murdering his friend, he must desert his family and seek out a secret society of bird-watchers in a desperate search for the truth. When the feds talk of adding a terrorism charge, the death penalty looms and Thompson is on the run from both the law and the real killer. With Thompson out of the way, his family becomes a target. Thrust on a riveting thrill ride through the oil fields of North Dakota, Thompson's quest to save his own skin explodes into a race to save both his family and the nation from a deadly tidal wave of terror. But he may be too late...

Don't miss this action-packed, realistic, and thought-provoking legal thriller filled with mystery, family secrets, conspiracy, financial intrigue, captivating characters, deception, prejudice, greed, courtroom drama, and a bird!


An Interview by David Thompson from The Killdeer Connection

What is your greatest fear?

The lethal injection needle. The feds want to slip it to me.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I’ve never thought about it and probably never will. Too much introspection can lead to mental health issues.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Where do I begin?

Which living person do you most admire?

The people I admire most are dead.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My 1974 pearl-white Ford Mustang. My wife Annie gave it to me.

What is your current state of mind?

Scared. I’ve been set up. I think someone is out to kill me. The police want to pin a murder on me.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Patience.  These questions bring that to mind.

On what occasion do you lie?

I’ll lie to protect my family.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I look middle age. People think I’m ready to retire but I can out run, out hustle guys half my age. 

Which living person do you most despise?

Dick Pottenger. He’s a lawyer I worked for decades ago. They don’t call him “Dick Pot” for nothing. I’ve got a score to settle with him.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Yes” and “no.” I like to keep my conversations short and to the point.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife, Annie and my son, Christy.

Which talent would you most like to have?

The talent to create money out of thin air.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

The Universe. Then I’d know everything about anything.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

I’m not exactly sure, but reading this question gets me close.

What is your most marked characteristic?

My ability to survive.

Who are your favorite writers?

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that I have time to read.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jesus.

What is it that you most dislike?

Stupid questions.

What is your greatest regret?

Doing this interview ranks up there.

How would you like to die?

Happy.

What is your motto?

There’s plenty of time to rest after you’re dead.    



Who is David Thompson

Middle-aged lawyer David Thompson is trying to make ends meet in a small town in upstate New York where he lives with his wife and teenage son. His estate and elder-law practice is routine, but trouble always has a way of finding him. When a nationally recognized expert in petroleum research says he’ll be an expert witness for his injured client, Thompson decides to take the case himself even though he has no experience in personal injury law. When his expert witness is killed, his case suffers a huge blow, but that’s just for openers. The feds and his friend, the chief of police, think Thompson is the murderer.


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