This is another story, in this case a short story, in the world of the Clockwork Dagger.
Previous characters are mentioned but play no part in this story. The airship Argus is commandeered by the government for a secret mission. Captain Hue reluctantly bows to the Dagger and troops but will do anything to protect his son.
Cato shows how excesses in the name of patriotism can be as devastating and evil as excesses in the name of the enemy. Captain Hue is placed in an untenable position by people of questionable character. He is forced to make life changing decisions for both his son and his crew.
Cato is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
I highly recommend.
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