The Affinity Bridge: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation

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Tom Doherty Associates, May 6, 2014 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by unfamiliar inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, while ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen, and journalists.

But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side.

Queen Victoria is kept alive by a primitive life-support system, while her agents, Sir Maurice Newbury and his delectable assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes, do battle with enemies of the crown, physical and supernatural. This time Newbury and Hobbes are called to investigate the wreckage of a crashed airship and its missing automaton pilot, while attempting to solve a string of strangulations attributed to a mysterious glowing policeman, and dealing with a zombie plague that is ravaging the slums of the capital.

Get ready to follow dazzling young writer George Mann to a London unlike any you've ever seen and into an adventure you will never forget, in The Affinity Bridge.

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
PROLOGUE
11
CHAPTER 1
17
CHAPTER 2
24
CHAPTER 3
31
CHAPTER 4
42
CHAPTER 5
51
CHAPTER 6
63
CHAPTER 17
176
CHAPTER 18
188
CHAPTER 19
204
CHAPTER 20
216
CHAPTER 21
231
CHAPTER 22
238
CHAPTER 23
250
CHAPTER 24
255

CHAPTER 7
71
CHAPTER 8
82
CHAPTER 9
90
CHAPTER 10
104
CHAPTER 11
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CHAPTER 12
121
CHAPTER 13
134
CHAPTER 14
142
CHAPTER 15
150
CHAPTER 16
160
CHAPTER 25
269
CHAPTER 26
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CHAPTER 27
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CHAPTER 28
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CHAPTER 29
307
CHAPTER 30
316
CHAPTER 31
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EPILOGUE
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About the author (2014)

GEORGE MANN heads the editorial and production teams of two divisions of the UK-based Games Workshop: Solaris Books, a SF/Fantasy publisher, and Black Library, a publisher of game-related fiction. He is the editor of The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction anthology series and the author of a number of fiction and non-fiction books, including The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The Human Abstract, and Time Hunter: The Severed Man.

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