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Evil is most assuredly afoot—and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade . . . and a librarian.
These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling—will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray.
For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun—he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices—must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot . . . or see England fall to the Phoenix!
What if M punished James Bond by assigning him to work for Q? This is roughly the premise of this steampunk novel set in the Victorian period. The heroine is a high point. Read morePublished 7 days ago by CJM
The description said a mix of Sherlock Holmes and The Avenger, and it wasn't far wrong. A good story and believable characters. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Mac
Agent Books is an archivist, glorified librarian and cataloger of unusual artifacts, and Agent Braun is an unruly field agent who has trouble following rules. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Cora L. Foerstner
this is the future of writing and I am eagerly more. not a streaming fan
but I am now. thAnk you pip and tee for the adventure.
If ever there were a Steampunk-like book to read, this would be the one. Every time I read it, I get the same chills and heart-racing feelings as I did the timer before. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Z.C.
I love Steampunk, and this has just the right amount of action, sex, and arcana. However, they lost my confidence a bit in Chapter 24. You don't hunt pheasants with rifles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey
I wanted to read this novel and become enveloped in a steampunk world as I'm fairly new to the genre, but in the end I really enjoyed the story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Halo08
This book was ok. It has a main male character that is weak but also not? Then the female main character is alright, but I just didn't connect. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a predictable plot with the usual cast of characters. The steampunk aspect was an add-on -- didn't add
anything essential to the book.