T.M. Jefferson (“Thump”), a handsome African American man, joined a venerable investment firm in Baltimore five years ago as a junior analyst. Henrietta Kingman, a white partner in her fifties, took him on as her lover and protégé, rewarding him with promotions and bonuses. But when Thump falls in love with a young nurse and attempts to end the relationship with Kingman, she fights back with unbridled viciousness. Faced with losing everything he holds dear, Thump files a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment. The dramatic trial cracks the facade of wealth and privilege, exposing the ugly truth – and then some.


by: Avraham Azrieli
publisher: CreateSpace

Praise for Thump


“There is something captivating when we mix spicy sex, lust, greed, and a protagonist that acts with such abandon as long as the end justifies the means. Well-paced plot … a thoughtful and gripping narrative … never a dull moment … highly entertaining.” The Examiner.
“Stirring and dramatic…unique look at sexual harassment. Unflinching and unapologetic. Delves into the gritty reality of inner office liaisons. “Thump” is thought provoking and poignant long after the last page turns. I highly recommend it!” Penn Book Review.
“Balanced yet thrilling example of racism and sexual harassment in a very realistic work environment. [Not] the classic “young beautiful woman who falls victim,” [but] a young man in his prime. A legal thriller with plot twists that can make your head spinning…this is definitely a book you will enjoy!” Hollywood Book Reviews.
“A well-written, attention-grabbing courtroom room drama. Engaging. Realistic. Honest. Provocative. Builds to a climax that rivals other mainstream authors in this genre. A book you cannot put down until you figure out the resolution.” Pacific Book Review.
“A light-hearted romp through sexual proclivities…the characters are lovable…the irreverence is delightful. Thought-provoking. Interesting. Unconventional. Recommended!” U.S. Review of Books.
“Thump’s various bold personalities collide over socially fraught questions with stimulating results. A taut courtroom drama that blends issues of race and sexual harassment. Blunt dialogue, a quick pace, and pressing social questions make Thump an engrossing read.” Foreword.
“A striking social commentary that will draw readers in. Diverse, timely and thoughtful.” Portland Book Review.

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