During almost 20 years as a journalist, designer, and editor, Andrew Melvin has written and polished thousands of stories about real people. However, the characters amassed in his imagination demanded to be released onto the page, so he has turned to writing fiction. His first book was the steampunk adventure The Policeman of Secrets, which was followed by the fantasy thriller The Mischief of Rats. He lives in Wales, where he works as a freelance editor, proofreader, and writer.
Kidnapping Shard Harken's children was their first mistake. Standing in his way could be their last.
As Harken climbs higher in the giant city of Peak, rallying fellow mercenaries as he desperately seeks his lost son and daughter, his enemies gather their strength for deadly objectives of their own. The fight between the legendary warrior and his foes could change their world.
This steampunk adventure pits the deadly members of a secret society against the one man who might stop them: a roguish gentleman adventurer. While the evil cabal plots to overthrow whole countries, the irrepressible Count Balthazar fights to preserve the freedom of millions in an erotic, steam-powered romp. "...Unforgettable. The pace is lighting fast" - Amazon UK 5-star review.