Dead Dwarves Don't Dance by Derek J. Canyon
Approx. 74,270 words.
Published on December 31, 2010.
Noose, a genetically engineered dwarf mercenary, is caught in an explosive terrorist attack on a neohuman dance club in Atlanta. Stumbling alone and injured out of the flaming carnage, he embarks on a relentless and violent pursuit of the perpetrators, determined to exact his own brand of 22nd-century vengeance.