In the early 20th Century Eva Golemina, the disembodied brain of a woman living in a steam-powered simulacrum, travels across the Atlantic seeking a peaceful new life in Baltimore — only to encounter a mysterious man in a black suit and overcoat who casts no reflections . . .
Professor Madeleine Abbot is called in to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in Kelley Swamp. When the disappearances are linked to a series of attacks by flying saucers, Professor Abbot hitches a ride aboard the Navy dirigible Peregrine to chase the saucers to a space-time portal above the Pacific Ocean.
Combat hero Colonel Daniel Fitzhugh is given a desk assignment after recovering from serious injuries sustained at the landing at Inchon, Korea. His assignment: oversee development of biological weapons at a secret lab in Nevada. The lab is run by the ex-Nazi scientist, Dr. Herbst Von Zorm.
In 1952, a secret Air Force spy balloon is mistaken for a flying saucer. The balloon project’s security chief thinks the young writer who broke the story must be a communist agent — but the writer is convinced that the security guy is an alien sent to silence him! It’s up to the Air Force’s chief flying saucer investigator to sort out the mess before the writer gets arrested for espionage.
This is a fun, fast read. Don't let the page count fool you; the vivid descriptions and deft characterization give this story a satisfying heft. The climactic events unfold in the best tradition of classic adventure tales. The authors mix authentic locales and historical figures into the story, which is a nice touch. And from what I hear, there are more tales to come -- this is a promising start to a great little series!