In a world riddled with the destruction of men and machines alike, Thaddeus Sharpe takes to the streets of St. Petersburg, geared toward the hunt of his lifeab. Thaddeus Sharpeas life is dedicated to the hunting and killing of clockworkers. When a mysterious young woman named Sofiya Ekk approaches him with a proposition from a powerful employer, he cannot refuse. A man who calls himself Mr. Griffin seeks Thadas help with mad clockwork scientist Lord Havoc, who has molded a dangerous machine. Mr. Griffin cares little if the evil Lord lives or dies; all he desires is Havocas invention. Upon Thadas arrival at Havocas laboratory, he is met with a chilling discovery. Havoc is not only concealing his precious machine; he has been using a young child by the name of Nikolai for cruel experiments. Locked into a clockwork web of intrigue, Thad must decipher the dangerous truth surrounding Nikolai and the chaos contraption before havoc reignsab.Morning smells of bakery and manure and sewer slops and beer mingled together. ... The floorboards were scuffed but clean, and glass-paned windows at either end of the corridor let in dim light. ... Your job is supposed to make you happy.
|Title||:||The Havoc Machine|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-05-07|