You'd have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that's what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick.Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth's way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke's private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.Rod Duncan returns with the climactic volume of the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, the breathtaking alternate history series that began with the Philip K Dick Award-nominated The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter.
ROD DUNCAN is the author of three crime novels, the Riot Trilogy, comprising Backlash (which earned him a nomination for the John Creasey Dagger Award), Breakbeat and Burnout. His romantic comedy screenplay How to Make a Movie for 43 Pounds was made into a movie and was released in early 2014.