Darker Matters by S.K. Epperson
Approx. 13,050 words.
Published on September 4, 2011.
Grieving cousins Griffin and Flynn Littleton discover their lost guardian had an important role in keeping their town free of the horror that descends upon his death. Bad things, terrible things occur with escalating intensity and they soon realize they need help. Enter physicist Elsa Maplethorpe, her reporter son Jordan, and ex-husband, Episcopalian priest Jonas, a.k.a. the Right Hand of God.