Dog Star Bender by S.K. Epperson
Approx. 25,870 words.
Published on July 15, 2012.
Fastidious Sirius Thorpe has been looking for his father Cygnus since he was eighteen. When his latest missing persons case starts to go in bizarre directions he realizes all is not right and soon comes to suspect he has been lured into a trap by the man he's spent half his life preparing to kill.