Clementine (The Clockwork Century, #1.1)
Maria Isabella Boyd's success as a Confederate spy has made her too famous for further espionage work, and now her employment options are slim. Exiled, widowed, and on the brink of poverty...she reluctantly goes to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago.Adding insult to... show more
Maria Isabella Boyd's success as a Confederate spy has made her too famous for further espionage work, and now her employment options are slim. Exiled, widowed, and on the brink of poverty...she reluctantly goes to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago.Adding insult to injury, her first big assignment is commissioned by the Union Army. In short, a federally sponsored transport dirigible is being violently pursued across the Rockies and Uncle Sam isn't pleased. The Clementine is carrying a top secret load of military essentials--essentials which must be delivered to Louisville, Kentucky, without delay.Intelligence suggests that the unrelenting pursuer is a runaway slave who's been wanted by authorities on both sides of the Mason-Dixon for fifteen years. In that time, Captain Croggon Beauregard Hainey has felonied his way back and forth across the continent, leaving a trail of broken banks, stolen war machines, and illegally distributed weaponry from sea to shining sea.And now it's Maria's job to go get him.He's dangerous quarry and she's a dangerous woman, but when forces conspire against them both, they take a chance and form an alliance. She joins his crew, and he uses her connections. She follows his orders. He takes her advice.And somebody, somewhere, is going to rue the day he crossed either one of them.
Publish date: September 25th 2010
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Alternate History
Series: The Clockwork Century (#1)
I cheated a little with this book. Once I was drawn in to Boneshaker, I had a feeling I was going to continue reading the series, so I requested this volume from the library before I went out of town on a trip so I could continue reading it without interruption. I saw the Clementine mentioned in the...
Clementine is a slim book, a fun romp, but in some ways unsatisfying, and in others, a little...troublesome. Which is perhaps too much thought to put into a book that seems to be intended as brain candy and little more. But still, doubts remain. Can you really keep slavery as an aspect of life in th...
Not nearly as good as Boneshaker. The sequel was barely readable and I'm being kind by giving it a one star. This is a non cohesive crime story about a detective chasing a pirate as the pirate attempts to steal the air ship "Clementine". I don't think that there was enough world building or characte...
What kind of book is this? Is it science fiction, alternate history, steampunk, or just madcap adventure? All of the above.Clementine is is part of the Clockwork Century series, and I admit I cheated and read these out of order, starting with this book. The storyline was a huge draw, honestly.I'm a...
Not the best of them, but I'm going to say how much I love how Cherie Priest's protagonists vary in age, race and politics. The Clockwork Century has a lot of potential, so it's great to see it open up to a mulittude of characters, even if we do see some familiar faces from time to time,