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James Thayer Jim Thayer is the author of thirteen critically acclaimed novels. To his books he brings writing that "is smooth and clear. Deceptively simple, it wastes no words, and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve." (Newgate Callendar, New York Times Book Review.) His novels have been translated into all major European languages and Japanese and Chinese. He recently completed a manual for novelists, The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel.

Thayer is the son of an eastern Washington farmer and his wife, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington State University and of the University of Chicago Law School. He teaches novel writing at the University of Washington extension school.

This summer marks his 36th year running 20 or more miles a week. He has competed in a marathon (actually, he says, it was two marathons; his first and his last) and many 10 and 12 kilometer races. He plays bass for a garage band, The Toneheads. What the band lacks in talent, it makes up for in volume.

He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters.

His website: www.jamesthayer.com

Similar authors: Stephen Coonts, Patrica Cornwell, Paul Garrison, Eric Van Lustbader

Gold Swan
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The Gold Swan by James Thaye

Force 12
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Force 12 by James Thayer

Ringer
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Ringer by James Thayer

S-Day
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S-Day by James Thayer

Terminal Event
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Terminal Event by James Thayer

Five Past Midnigh
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Five Past Midnight by James Thayer

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Five Past Midnight | Thayer, James | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Thayer, James | Five Past Midnight | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1998 NY: Simon & Schuster  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Five Past Midnight | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Five Past Midnight | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1998 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Force 12 | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Force 12 | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gold Swan, The | Thayer, James | First Edition Book Thayer, James | Gold Swan, The | First Edition Copy

2003 NY:  Simon & Schuster First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book  2002 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, near-fine (creases to FFEP) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Pursuit | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Pursuit | Signed First Edition Copy

1997 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Ringer | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Ringer | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1988 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ringer | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Ringer | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1988 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, finein a finedust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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S-Day | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | S-Day | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1990 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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S-Day | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | S-Day | Signed First Edition Copy

1990 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Saint Mudd | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Saint Mudd | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1992 NY: Viking First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Author's first book. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Saint Mudd | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Saint Mudd | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1992 NY: Viking First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Terminal Event | Thayer, James | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Thayer, James | Terminal Event | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: Pocket  Advance Uncorrected Proof, mint, new/unread in flawless plain yellow wraps.

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Terminal Event | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | Terminal Event | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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White Star | Thayer, James | Signed First Edition Book Thayer, James | White Star | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1995 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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James Thayer Bibliography


  • The Hess Cross - 1977
  • The Stettin Secret - 1979
  • The Earhart Betrayal - 1980
  • Pursuit - 1986
  • Ringer - 1988
  • S-Day: A Memoir of the Invasion of England - 1990
  • White Star - 1995
  • Five Past Midnight - 1997
  • Man of the Century - 1997
  • Terminal Event - 1999
  • Force 12 - 2001
  • The Gold Swan - 2003
  • The Boxer and the Poet - 2008
  • The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel - 2010

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