Unfinished Business (Paperback)
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781497532946, 350pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2014
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.