The Fish House Gang is a group of “Big Shots” who provide counterpoint to the story. Meet Charles “Chic” Sparks, clinical psychologist, noted tenor soloist, local police consultant and native of the Florida panhandle, the place where the story begins. The murder of another panhandle local; Thomas Reed, a man possessed with the facade of a wealthy philanthropist and the soul of a big-time drug cartel money launderer, ignites a chain reaction of death and destruction that draws Chic into his most harrowing investigation yet.
Reed is killed by Randall Moss, a spaced-out crook with a serious inferiority complex. Unwittingly, Moss and his gang of callow misfits have stolen a safe that contains secrets that could expose the dark underbelly of the beast, the crime syndicate that controls a significant chunk of the American drug trade. A Mexican Cartel and an American bank formed this powerful syndicate.
Chic is brought into the fray by his personal connection to Suzy, who survives the murderous onslaught triggered by the syndicates need to reclaim the secrets of the safe. She is alive, but in fear for her life, she needs Chic, he needs to save her. A hot romance develops.
The reader follows Chic down a path of unpredictable twists and turns, encountering characters painted in 3 dimensions with bright, exotic colors. Fans of “The Firm” will enjoy the larger spiritual battle between good and evil, cloaked in this tale of money laundering and organized crime brought to bear by an unlikely hero.
About the author:
Kenneth L. Funderburk graduated from Samford University, attended graduate school at Mississippi State and received his juris doctor degree from the University of Alabama. He has practiced law for over fifty years and is active in the art and music community. He is the senior partner in a law firm and has served as a County Attorney for many years. He has a wide business background including as a real estate developer, is on the board of several small businesses and was the founder and chairman of the board of a savings and loan. He is a member of the 10th Street Art Gallery, Columbus, Georgia and has won multiple blue ribbons in juried competition in the acrylic medium. He has served as part time choir director in churches in several states. Many of the events in the novel come from 20 years as Captain on his Amel 40’ ketch yacht sailing the entire Caribbean Island basin. He has been involved in community service for his entire adult life.$2.99–$13.32