I did like this one better than the other short story I read, "Lead Me Home." The characters and story were compelling enough to make me want to keep reading and find out what happened, although I could have done without the repeated references to "the Lord." Also, although I liked the characters, I didn't agree with how they were characterized. Workaholics, sure. But was the guy a loner, and did he keep his emotions tightly in check? Not really.
In any case, it was a quick, fun, and FREE read — perhaps worth checking out, if you want to see whether you enjoy the experience of reading an ebook on your computer or handheld device. You will have to download B&N's Nook app onto your computer, iPhone, iPod, or other smartphone, but they are free software downloads.