Edentown by Daniel Edmiston
Approx. 70,660 words.
Published on November 12, 2012.
Quirky private detective "Hawk" Hawking is hired to find a girl who may become a killer's next victim--a troubled fifteen-year-old paraplegic named Samantha Salinger. But Hawk's most devastating discovery is that the killer threatens not only both of their lives, but the nature of existence itself.