His Clockwork Canary

His Clockwork Canary

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History is repeating itself. For ambitious engineer Simon Darcy, winning Queen Victoriaa€™s competition to recover lost inventions of historical significance is a matter of pridea€”and redemption. After all, it was Simona€™s failed monorail project that left his family destitute, and winning the tournament would surely restore the Darcysa€™ reputation. Simon sets his sights high, targeting no less than the infamous time-travel device that forever changed the world by transporting scientists, engineers, and artists from the twentieth century. The Mod technology was banned and supposedly destroyed, but Simon is sure he can re-create it. His daring plan draws the attention of Willie G., the Clockwork Canary, Londona€™s sensationalist reporter. Simon soon discovers that Willie is a male guise for Wilhemina Goodenough, the love of his youth, who left him jilted and bitter. He questions her motives even as he falls prey to her unique charm. As the attraction between the two reignites, Simon realizes that this vixen from his past has secrets that could be the key to his futurea€bas long as he can put their history behind him.The Houdinians swore to protect and they kill to do so. Proceed at your own risk. ... She spied the yo-yo. ... she asked whilst demonstrating the a€œsleepera€a€”one of the only tricks shea#39;d mastered, unlike her mother, whoa#39;d been a whiz. Tempering anbsp;...

Title:His Clockwork Canary
Author:Beth Ciotta
Publisher:Penguin - 2013-06-04


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