Check out the cover art and synopsis of Cherie Priest’ upcoming Clockwork Century novel Fiddlehead.

Here’s the synopsis:

Ex-spy ‘Belle Boyd’ is retired – more or less. Retired from spying on the Confederacy anyway. Her short-lived marriage to a Union navy boy cast suspicion on those Southern loyalties, so her mid-forties found her unemployed, widowed and disgraced. Until her life-changing job offer from the staunchly Union Pinkerton Detective Agency.

When she’s required to assist Abraham Lincoln himself, she has to put any old loyalties firmly aside – for a man she spied against twenty years ago.Lincoln’s friend Gideon Bardsley, colleague and ex-slave, is targeted for assassination after the young inventor made a breakthrough. Fiddlehead, Bardsley’s calculating engine, has proved an extraordinary threat threatens the civilized world. Meaning now is not the time for conflict.

Now Bardsley and Fiddlehead are in great danger as forces conspire to keep this secret, the war moving and the money flowing. With spies from both camps gunning for her, can even the notorious Belle Boyd hold the war-hawks at bay?

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (November 12, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0765334070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765334077

This makes the 5th book in the Clockwork Century series…

[cover via Upcoming4.me, synopsis via Risingshadow.]

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