Another adults-only novella, this time a chicken shows up on a man's porch and soon the bird and man both are swept up in a mystery that turns very dangerous, very quickly. The writing style this time is strictly contemporary and the hero is not exactly a hero, but he is pals with one of the toughest ex-SEALs to show up in contemporary fiction. This guy does everything all the other military guys do, except our man does it without legs. This is mystery and action adventure and it's got a chicken in there as well.
Used availability for Allen Appel's The Maltese Chicken
October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition