By Rick Novy
Published: August 6, 2012.
When Wisconsin Territory botanist Calvin Scholz receives a mysterious package from an old friend who recently came to an untimely demise, it sparks a wild adventure. The mid-1840s is a dangerous time, for the Americans are at war with Mexico.
Scholz survives attempts on his life as he tries to deliver the package to his friend’s brother, an ichthyologist interested in fish-powered machines.