A steampunk short story set in the world of Iron & Blood: A Jake Desmet Adventure. New Pittsburgh has seen too much bloodshed and Piotr is determined to make a difference. He doesn't care if it is the Polish, the Russians, or the Irish, he protects them all. Working in the shadows, helping where he can, he's been called a vigilante, a ruffian, or a hero. There just aren't enough men like Agents Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich of the Department of Supernatural Investigation to take care of everyone. Piotr's not alone, Mrs. Szabo, his landlady helps keep his secret and Adam Farber, the inventor, keeps him equipped. But powerful men are playing a dangerous game, keeping groups pitted against each other and feeding prejudices so they can reap the spoils and this time, Piotr might be in over his head.
About the Author
Larry N. Martin is the co-author of the Steampunk series Iron and Blood: The Jake Desmet Adventures with Gail Z. Martin and a series of short stories: The Sound & Fury Adventures set in the Jake Desmet universe. These short stories also appear in the anthologies: Gaslight and Grimm, Cinched: Imagination Unbound, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, Alien Artifacts, and Weird Wild West. Larry and Gail also have science fiction short stories in the anthologies: Space, Contact Light, and Robots. Gail Z. Martin is the author of the new epic fantasy novel Scourge, A Darkhurst Novel, The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga: Ice Forged, Reign of Ash, War of Shadows, and Shadow and Flame; and the Deadly Curiosities novel Vendetta in her urban fantasy series set in Charleston, SC. She is also author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven, Dark Lady’s Chosen) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn, The Dread) from Orbit Books. Gail writes three series of ebook short stories: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures, the Deadly Curiosities Adventures, and the Blaine McFadden Adventures. Her work has appeared in over 20 US/UK anthologies. Newest anthologies include: Journeys, In a Cat’s Eye, Hath No Fury, and Baker Street Irregulars.