A current project for Alan is a new Steampunk novel, the first in the Hawke Girls series, The Lightning Bolts of Zeus. Coming 2013
America, 1884 (Twenty years after the steam revolution changed the world.)
Jasmine and Thyme Hawke, sisters and agents of the U.S. Secret Service race against
time to find a monstrosity of steam technology. Zeus was the largest airship ever constructed, built by the Confederacy and thought to be lost at sea eighteen years earlier. But sinister forces are believed to have located it and now have conspired to stop the women at all cost.
Dodging snipers, mechanical warriors, and hired assassins, the sisters struggle to learn the truth behind the forces taking advantage of a brewing America/Mexican war. But as the race intensifies, Jasmine finds doubts and guilt from her past creeping up to the forefront. Meanwhile, Thyme, on her first outing as an agent, finds the life she’d craved is more difficult then she’d ever imagined. But for her, the mission becomes the catalyst for a first love.
From the American south west to the turbulent waters of the Caribbean, the Hawke
Girls will stop at nothing to complete their mission and do so, in style.
More details to come!!!