The Magpie's Secret by G. J. Lau
Approx. 98,380 words.
Published on January 8, 2011.
An old Army buddy warns Frank Martinelli that someone wants him dead, When Frank starts asking why, the search for answers leads him back to a secret that someone apparently wants buried with Frank. In his quest to uncover the truth Frank finds a reason to start living again. The problem is, if Frank can't get to the bottom of things soon, he may not have much time left to live.