Donovan Schist's current job was supposed to be an easy one:
grab Phoebe Mosey before pimp and murderer Stanny Slash
does, and drag her back home to Ohioâ€”kicking and screaming
if necessary. But when a blazing river halts their steam
train in the middle of nowhere, the veteran turned detective
starts to wish he had stayed in New York.
With a homicidal Stanny hot on their trailâ€”maybe poisoning
Stanny's man was a bad ideaâ€”Donovan needs to get Phoebe out
of Juniper Junction fast. Even if that means taking a few
jobs for some quick cash.
He doesn't expect to find a mining company on the brink of
war with a union, or bloodthirsty strike-breakers itching to
use a steam tank and other weapons he hasn't seen since the
War of Southern Secession. Or that underneath it all lies
something much darkerâ€”an unspeakably diabolical conspiracyâ€¦