Freedy Filkins, To Rule Them All by Duncan McGeary
Approx. 57,680 words.
Published on January 21, 2013.
Freedy Fllkins lives in a comfortable cottage in the hillside. Along comes a mysterious stranger in a gray suit who invites him on an "adventure," telling the companions who show up on his doorstep that Freedy is an "international jewel thief."
To his great surprise, Freedy goes along with the charade, and in the dangerous adventure that follows, finds love, fortune, and most of all, himself.