This review is of the omnibus edition, featuring all three Tom Turner adventures:
T.E. MacArthur has done a clever spin-off from her Volcano Lady series, with dashing Civil War veteran Tom Turner getting into all kinds of scrapes. From Hawaii to San Francisco's Barbary Coast, and then on to Colorado Springs and Tombstone, Tom is after the "bad guys," with help from historical figures like Nikola Tesla and General William T. Sherman.
MacArthur's take on the penny dreadfuls of old puts her square in the ranks of steampunk author brilliance; her books are more than just air pirates and slapped-on gears. MacArthur writes adventures novels the way that Jules Verne did: with engaging characters and situations.
I was honored to write the foreword for this edition.