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A would-be conqueror had accused Tom Derringer of being a part of Gabriel Trask's cabal of spies and assassins.Tom had never heard of Gabriel Trask.The experts of the Pierce Archives knew only that Mr. Trask had some connection with the late Emperor Norton, self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, so Tom set out across the continent in pursuit of the truth. Did Trask truly control spies and assassins?And if so, had Tom made himself their target? Someone was certainly taking an unwelcome interest in Tom's activities...
About the Author
Lawrence Watt-Evans has been a full-time writer for more than thirty-five years, with about fifty novels and well over a hundred short stories to his credit, as well as assorted essays, poems, comic books, and so on. His story "Why I Left Harry's All-Night Hamburgers" won the 1988 Hugo for short story, as well as the Asimov's Readers Award. He lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife.