A Fado for the River by Geoffrey Wells
Approx. 83,270 words.
Published on May 8, 2011.
At a film festival in Portugal, a television executive is blackmailed. He decides to disprove the accusation that he murdered a woman when he was a student in 1974. They had fled Portuguese Mozambique, but to survive the revolution they separated and lost track of each other. He is certain she is alive, and did not die in the explosion that he thought had so effectively faked her death.