David Parker is the lead character.
David is 26 years old when the story begins. At six feet tall, David has black hair, brown eyes and is of medium build. Before moving to NYC after college to pursue his career in journalism at the New York Daily Press, David lived in Philadelphia where he grew up.
During his childhood David made frequent trips to Stuart Cove, Connecticut to visit his aunt and uncle . He especially enjoyed the company of his Uncle Walter, who was a seasoned fisherman and very different from his own father, a businessman. His uncle would sometimes take him out for short rides on his fishing boat or take him to Charley‘s Diner for a grilled cheese sandwich and soda. David came to realize later what these childhood times in Stuart Cove really meant for him, not unlike many of us as we look back on our own past.
As a big city journalist David is ambitious and driven, taking on the challenging stories and putting in long hours. This schedule leaves little time for a personal life, so in an effort to relieve the stress David visits the gym and in his limited spare time has begun working on a novel. In fact The Legend of the Seahawk story opens with a scene of David working on his novel Antique Shop Murder.
David views himself as a responsible, rational person of good intelligence. He is wary of people and events that don’t ’add up.’ – Which only raises the question — how to explain his reaction to the old fisherman, Pierce and to the unexplainable paranormal incident he encountered in Stuart Cove?