Greed (The Seven Deadly Stones Book I) by Michael DiGioacchino
Approx. 11,960 words.
Published on January 11, 2010.
Three scientists on an expedition in the Himalayas discover a unique stone with an unusual attraction. They soon find themselves in the midst of the battle between Heaven and Hell as the stone's fate and that of the scientists unravels. Can an evil prophecy be fulfilled, or will the birth of a boy save mankind?