Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Jacq of Spades by Patricia Loofbourrow

What is The Jacq of Spades?

The Jacq of Spades is steampunk neo-noir. Book one of a series. The start of a story which you know isn’t going to end well.

The once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is now split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. Social disparity increasing and its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction, the Red Dogs, is on the rise.

Jacqueline Spadros has a dream life: a wealthy husband, a powerful family. But her life is not what it seems. Kidnapped from her mother’s brothel and forced to marry, the murder of her best friend Air ten years before haunts her nightmares. She finds moments of freedom in a small-time private eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.

Air’s little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a mysterious gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the scoundrel disposes of him.

Published by Red Dog Press
Book cover by Race-Point
Proofreading by The Well-Chosen Word

Read The Jacq of Spades before The Queen of Diamonds is released!

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