There’s something nasty lurking in the thick fog of San Francisco, roaring in the dark, waiting to be unleashed. Leave it to lucky Tom Turner to have to find out, but first he must evade being shanghaied in the Barbary Coast, destroyed by the murderous ambitions of former Confederate “gentlemen,” or punished as a consequence of his own past. Mechanical monstrosities show up on every gaslit street corner and in every suspicious warehouse, threatening the very fabric of his country. Civil War veteran, witness to Krakatoa’s deadly eruption, and survivor of Robur the Conqueror’s madness, Turner's luck finally seems to be failing as he is thrust back into a war to save the Union.
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