by William C. Gordon
Sixth in a series of noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, Unfinished confronts the question, how much hurt can be repaired when betrayal, kidnapping, and violence touch a person’s life? The story opens with the kidnapping of a young boy—the third such kidnapping within a short period—only now it’s the son of Emma Sheridan, a French émigré, widow of a Vietnam veteran, and someone to whom Samuel owes a huge emotional debt. This time it’s personal.
While Samuel engages in his usual relentless job of pursuing the kidnapper, the narrative illuminates the lives and experiences of an exotic cast of characters, Emma Sheridan, whose life has been a series of losses, Emma’s eccentric but resourceful son Alain, the wise and compassionate Argentinean therapist Ana Cejas, and then there are the suspects and perpetrators, driven by their own perverse needs.
About the Author
A San Francisco trial lawyer with a long, successful career, William C. Gordon is the author of five previous noir mysteries that have appeared in 10 languages.