Dead Man's Chest by David Sherman
Approx. 103,540 words.
Published on March 18, 2013.
A down-on-his-luck freelance magazine writer who finds lost or misplaced objects to supplement his income. A purloined map purported to show a treasure buried by the pirate Blackbeard. A duplicitous blonde. A trio of goons. A businessman who made a fortune by manipulating money then lost it all; the businessman attempting to regain his wealth through designer drugs. The story is set in 1992.