Whoever said, "Life is simple, it's people who make it complicated," had it right. Phil Parker had an ideal childhood until he was 12, when his parents were killed in an accident.
Being brought up in a notorious children's home was a traumatic experience, since it was more like a juvenile correctional centre than an orphanage. Physical and sexual abuse were regular occurrences. Phil took many a beating to protect his younger sister's innocence and had to learn how to fight dirty to survive.
In his late teens, Phil thought about getting married and settling down, until his eyes were opened by his first love, Denise Hopper. When his best friend committed suicide after Denise falsely accused him of attempted rape, Phil jilted her and joined the army medical corps.
Denise, however, vowed to pay him back for her humiliation no matter how long it took.
Does time heal all? Phil Parker doesn't think so. Memories of his past still haunt him and he still chooses to live alone. Now 45, Phil is a supervisor with the South Yorkshire probation service, where he meets a pretty young parolee who has gained his attention. Is it too late for Phil to find a happy ending?
Author Paul P. Fletcher is from Yorkshire, England, where his story is set. The plot for Repetitive Retribution came to the author in recurring dreams. He is finishing up his next book, When Casting No Shadow, a thriller with a supernatural twist.
Publisher's website: http://www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/RepetitiveRetribution.html