Crueltown by Everett E. Murdock PhD
Approx. 79,850 words.
Published on September 2, 2013.
Drew Steele is on a new and unexpectedly dangerous case after losing a foot in an IED explosion in Iraq where he was working for "the company" as a private contractor. He now walks using a high-tech prosthetic foot (which provides a convenient place to hide a tiny gun). Although he walks with a limp, don't call him a cripple; he's still one of the most successful and sought-after detectives in LA.