Gregory Conan Watts has been hired to prove the impossible. To do so, he's expected to assemble a crew that includes war heroes, carnies, respectable women, and one wilderness scout who may or may not be entirely insane. They’ll have the best of 1815 technology: a state-of-the-art airship and the steam-powered battle suit that almost single-handedly brought down Napoleon’s alliance. Finding vast uncharted wonders Gregory's not even sure are there sounded complicated enough; he wasn’t expecting natural disasters, outright sabotage ... or another war. Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and three large dogs. Born in Boulder, Colorado, he has lived all over the US. He’s contributed to gaming books for Seattle's Deep7 press, but this is his first novel. When not reading, researching, or writing, Jeffrey enjoys role-playing games and watching football. Joining Jeffrey Cook is author Eric Plume for his book, Margin Play. In the book, Amber Eckart is a Seattle investigator with a nose for truth and red ink in her books; bills are piling up, and the creditors are starting to get nasty. So when a downtown lawyer drops a big check on the table and asks her to poke at a dodgy foreclosure, it looks like the easy money she needs. But in the world of twenty-first century finance, little is simple...and less is sacred. Hot on the trail of a stolen home, Amber finds a complex web of big money and shady deals, a development project with millions of dollars at stake and a cabal more than willing to play fast and loose with the law. With a trio of tech-savvy misfits riding shotgun, Amber must brave the margin between commerce and crime, a place where the shadows are deep, the dying is easy and the only way out is further in.
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