Because of a tip Crimean war veteran turned newspaper man Gareth Charles investigates the fires that are happening in New Eddington. He finds himself in the middle of the New Reform Government and rebelling faction. When he rescues firewalker Thomas Cole from his burning firebug both men find themselves in danger because of the secret they find.
First they must escape New Eddington before they can save themselves. Can they?
I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the Firebug story. I didn't have a clue to where I was and that confused me. Even the hot and passionate sexual encounters during the book didn't make up for the confusion of it. This was overall a very confusing steampunk story. As it is I can't make a recommendation of this book because I didn't enjoy it. If it was expanded to include more of a beginning this could change, but as is I'm still confused.
Crimean war veteran-turned-newspaper editor Gareth Charles finds himself embroiled in the blackest side of the new Reform government when he investigates a string of arsons in the snowbound colonial outpost of New Eddington. After saving Firewalker Thomas Cole from the latest blaze, the two men find themselves in possession of a deadly secret -- and falling in love. Fugitives from justice, they must unravel the terrifying mystery before there's no New Eddington left to save.
As the firebug's evil plan comes to fruition, the two veterans realize the only things worth saving might just be each other.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.