By S. M. Stirling
Rudi MacKenzie maintains his trip towards Nantucket, the place he hopes to benefit the reality at the back of The switch that rendered expertise around the globe inoperable. yet one fanatical officer within the Sword of The Prophet has been dispatched on a mission?to cease Rudi from attaining Nantucket whatsoever worthy?
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