Fiddlehead (The Clockwork Century, Book 6) by Cherie Priest

By Cherie Priest

Younger ex-slave Gideon Bardsley is an excellent inventor, however the activity is much less glamorous than one may well imagine, particularly because the assassination makes an attempt all started. Worse but, they're attempting to smash his maximum success: a calculating engine known as Fiddlehead, which supplies indisputable evidence of anything lousy adequate to wreck the area. either guy and computer are in danger from forces conspiring to maintain the Civil struggle going and the money flowing.

Bardsley has no selection yet to invite his buyer, former president Abraham Lincoln, for aid. Lincoln retired from top the rustic after an try out on his lifestyles, yet is sort of attracted to Bardsley’s great data-processing capacities, convinced that if humans have the evidence, they'll see cause and urge the govt to finish the struggle. Lincoln needs to hold Bardsley secure until eventually he can end his learn, so he calls on his previous deepest safeguard employees to guard Gideon and his data.

Maria “Belle” Boyd used to be a retired accomplice secret agent, until eventually she obtained a life-changing activity supply from the Pinkerton Detective organisation. Pinkerton respects her paintings, regardless of reservations approximately her lingering Southern loyalties. yet it’s accurately these loyalties that allow her move into accomplice territory to determine who may be concentrating on Bardsley. Maria is an effective detective, yet with spies from either camps gunning for her, can also the infamous Belle Boyd carry the grasping warhawks at bay?

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