The Immorality Engine
by George Mann
Cover Artist: Viktor Koen
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765327758
Date: 27 September 2011 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: On the surface, life is going well for Victorian special agent Sir Maurice Newbury, who has brilliantly solved several nigh-impossible cases for Queen Victoria with his indomitable assistant, Miss Veronica Hobbes, by his side. But these facts haven't stopped Newbury from succumbing increasingly frequently to his dire flirtation with the lure of opium. His addiction is fueled in part by his ill-gotten knowledge of Veronica's secret relationship with the queen, which Newbury fears must be some kind of betrayal. Veronica, consumed by worry and care for her prophetic but physically fragile sister Amelia, has no idea that she is a catalyst for Newbury's steadily worsening condition.
(Source: Tor Books)