A young man must face the horrors of his past in Ray Dan Parker's enthralling debut novel, Unfinished Business.
April of 1968 finds twenty-six-year-old Tom Williams returning to his small-town roots in Monrovia, Florida, after covering the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his Tampa newspaper.
But returning home brings with it memories he'd rather forget...memories of ten years before when, as a reckless teenager, Tom had a brief but passionate affair with a married woman. When she is found murdered, Tom's best friend, a black teenager named Jimmie Lee Johnson, quickly becomes the sole suspect in their racially charged town.
Before Jimmie can be brought to trial, however, he is lynched by an enraged mob.
The time has come for Tom to find out who really murdered his old lover-and to clear Jimmie's name once and for all.
His search for the truth ultimately brings him face to face with dangers that lurk in the most unexpected of places.
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About the Author
Ray Dan Parker studied literature and history during his time at the University of Georgia, where he also contributed to many campus publications. Currently working as a consultant, instructor, and freelance writer, he has always held a strong passion for writing.
Parker currently lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, their two sons, and their twelve-year-old Labrador retriever.