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Mike Macartney is an aerospace engineer from Nevada.
He spent a career in the space business as an analysis
engineer, an engineering manager, an armored vehicle
business manager, and a consultant to NASA. He helped to
found an IT and a software company in Northern California.
on Nov. 20, 2015 :
This was a delightful first outing penned by Mike Macartney. Calliope Dancer is a chocolatier whose special recipes are not your average box of Russel Stover’s fare. In fact Miss Dancer is exceptional in every way, and can charm anyone she needs to with her homemade candies and her sparkling personality, from fiendish heavies to the President of France. And yet when she takes on a case that proves difficult even for her brilliant abilities, Dancer finds that the Devil himself is the least of her worries. The lines between magic and science are blurred in this masterfully woven tale, and the author suggests that magic is only a word for that which is still unknown.
This is a book filled with rich description, from the confectionary delicacies to the antique furniture to exotic locales, and a full cast of colorful characters from various points of history. It was a well-written, fun and unique read, and I do hope we will hear from Miss Dancer and Mr. Macartney again!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)