Books

Unfinished Business

In April 1968 twenty-six-year-old newspaper reporter Tom Williams travels to Atlanta to cover the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King. Inspired by this experience, he returns to his hometown of Monrovia, Florida seeking justice in the lynching of a childhood friend, a young Black man falsely accused of rape and murder.  For Tom this is an odyssey into a past marked by the sudden and mysterious deaths of his parents when he was eleven years old and the tragic end of a relationship with an unhappily married woman. Along the way he runs afoul of local law enforcement and international drug smugglers as he uncovers the buried secrets of some of the most important people in his life.  He discovers much about himself and his community he would rather not have known.  In time he comes to realize that, in the words of a close friend, “the truth just might…

Fly Away – The Metamorphosis of Dina Savage

Dina Savage has escaped a life of poverty and abuse in a rural trailer park to become the woman she has always dreamed of. Brilliant and well-educated, she builds a successful career and a personal fortune on her two greatest talents, a photographic memory and the ability to hack into computers anywhere in the world. She carries with her, though, a dark secret from her childhood, a night of sheer terror and a mutilated corpse discovered deep in the woods. The one thing missing in Dina’s life, she believes, is a romantic relationship, someone rich and famous. Tall and boyishly handsome, talented artist Liam Sanstrom seems to fit the bill. An enjoyable evening of music and wine with friends, however, leads to an excess of drugs and alcohol, accusations of sexual assault, and a flood of repressed memories that carry Dina to the brink of self-destruction. Tom Williams first meets…

(Coming 10/8/2020) Pronounced Ponce – The Midtown Murders:

Peachtree City housewife Allison Embry has a problem… make that two. Her husband is cheating on her, and now she’s killed her drug-dealing, eighteen-year-old boyfriend. As one bad decision leads to another Allison’s life slowly unravels. Atlanta police lieutenant Paxton Davis, nearing retirement, finds himself embroiled in a homicide investigation that resurrects memories of 1979, when, as a rookie, he helped investigate the murders and disappearances of thirty African American children over a period of a few months. The realization that one or more their killers may have gone unpunished still haunts him as he struggles to determine if his city is in the midst of another serial spree. Tom Williams, at loose ends following the death of his wife, is about to embark on a road trip with his dog, Bogie, an adventure he hopes will lead to the publication of his first novel. Then his phone rings. An…