Eric Thomson is my pen name. I'm a retired Canadian soldier with thirty-one years of service, both in the Regular Army and the Army Reserve. I spent my Regular Army career in the Infantry and my Reserve service in the Armoured Corps. I hold two military parachutist qualifications and am a graduate of the Royal Military College (St-Jean), the Royal Canadian School of Infantry, the Army Tactics School, the Armoured Reconnaissance Squadron Commander's course as well as the Canadian Army Command and Staff College and the Canadian Forces College. I spent several years as an Information Technology specialist before leaving the bowels of the demented bureaucracy to become a full-time author.
I've been a voracious reader of science-fiction, military fiction and history all my life, assiduously devouring the recommended Army reading list in my younger days and still occasionally returning to the classics for inspiration. Several years ago, I put my fingers to the keyboard and started writing my own military sci-fi, with a definite space opera slant, using many of my own experiences as a soldier as an inspiration for my stories and characters. When I'm not writing fiction, I indulge in my other passions: photography, hiking and scuba diving, all of which I've shared with my wife, who likes to call herself my #1 fan, for more than thirty years.
No Honor in Death (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 1)
Siobhan Dunmoore was not having a good war. She's had more ships shot out from under her by the invading Shrehari Empire than any other officer in the Fleet. Some called her overly aggressive. Others simply called her reckless. What the enemy called her was something else altogether. That she gave the Shrehari a good drubbing along the way didn't matter in the least, because not all her enemies wore an Imperial uniform. A reputation for bad luck was pretty much the only reputation she had left.
Victory's Bright Dawn (Siobhan Dunmoore Book 4)
Captain Siobhan Dunmoore wanted to believe the long war against
the invading Shrehari Empire had finally banished the ghosts of
her past. But when her ship Iolanthe, a heavily armed
man-of-war masked as a bulk freighter, finds itself in need of
replenishment after a long patrol spent stalking human and alien
foes, she is confronted with events eerily reminiscent of a past
she thought buried. When evidence of treason and marauders bold
enough to strike a Navy outpost leave her no choice, Dunmoore
knows she must finish the cleanup job Fleet Headquarters ordered
her to abandon years ago.
Death Comes but Once (Decker's War Book 1)
Zack Decker wanted only one thing in life: to fight as a Marine Pathfinder. But his temper and his loathing for careerist officers cost him dearly. Forced into early retirement, with a wife who left him long ago, no job, no friends and no future, the former sergeant crawled into a bottle and stayed there, moving from planet to planet, looking for some reason to keep on living. Until, that is, he wandered into a bar owned by an old Marine buddy who offered to help. On the run after killing a corrupt cop, and nowhere to hide, he accepted.
Black Sword (Decker's War Book 5)
Covert missions are failing, Fleet officers are vanishing, and
Naval Intelligence is losing its eyes, ears, and the ability to
strike at its foes. After Zack Decker and Hera Talyn, the Special
Operations Section's deadliest agents, narrowly escape betrayal
for the third time in a row, the Marine suspects something more
than bad luck is in play. For years, the Fleet has been fighting
a shadowy cold war against factions in the Commonwealth
determined to strangle democracy and give birth to an empire. Has
that war turned hot without warning? In a quest for answers, Zack
Decker volunteers to undertake his riskiest mission yet. With
treason rampant at the heart of the Fleet, perhaps even within
Naval Intelligence itself, he and Talyn must disappear until they
discover the identity of their unseen enemies.
Imperial Sunset (Ashes of Empire Book 1)
Humanity's thousand-year-old interstellar empire has been rotting
from the inside for over a century, thanks to venal, corrupt, and
power-hungry sovereigns from a dynasty many consider
illegitimate. The latest in that lineage, an increasingly
psychotic empress, is pushing her realm toward catastrophic
collapse as admirals and generals rebel against her rule. That
rebellion quickly drags the once mighty Imperial Fleet into a
devastating fratricidal conflict between factions.