Robert (Sparky) Sparkman is a veteran of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and California National Guard. He has served in and has visited many foreign countries to include: Thailand, Tasmania, Germany, and Japan. He graduated from the University of Houston with a BBA and is currently employed as an environmental claims specialist for a large insurance company. He's an avid runner, having run in 5 Los Angeles marathons, and he has an eclectic taste in music, especially for tunes from the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Prisoner Prodigal Pawn is his debut novel, a uniquely written story with layers of mystery, and a memorable cast of characters.
Sparky lives in the L A area with his family.
Prisoner Prodigal Pawn
Prisoner Prodigal Pawn follows the adventures of the Mozingo family as they try to unravel a conspiracy that has led to one of their own, Elton Mozingo, to be set up for murder. The Mozingo brothers, Elton and Charles, as well as their convicted-felon father, BP, are the eponymous prisoner, prodigal son, and pawn caught up in an elaborate embezzlement scheme that its perpetrators would kill to keep hidden. Elton has learned that the law firm he works for is responsible for his father being unjustly incarcerated. For the past twelve years he has struggled with the stigma of having a father in prison, and the weight of his guilt for never visiting him. Elton sets out on a trail to fight for his father’s freedom, and to free himself of his guilt and shame, but when a close colleague is murdered and the death scene implicates him, Elton comes face to face with his greatest fear, ending up like his father. The chase for freedom leads Elton on a suspense filled journey where the forces at play eventually push Elton and his brother together on a quest of vengeance against those that created the wedge between them.