In an alternative Steampunk universe (c.1885), the plans for Captain Nemo's mysterious Nautilus submarine have been stolen from the British Secret Service. There is only one man who can solve the case, Sherlock Holmes. With his bionic side-kick Doctor Watson, and his brilliant and lethal sister, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock unravels a mystery that will shake the foundation of the British Empire.
"Steampunk meets B grade action feature"
Steve Jobs had it. George Clooney has it. Charisma is intangible but powerful - the personality trait that's used to win friends and influence people. Olivia Fox Cabane wasn't born with it. She was a high-school outcast in a country where she didn't fit in, a socially awkward teenager baffled by the nuance of social interactions. But she was also an analytical thinker. After high school, she found ways to reverse engineer her own shortcomings.
With a violent, alcoholic mother and a father who committed suicide when she was just a baby, Yokia Mason's life has never been easy. And after a childhood in which she and her siblings were subjected to vicious beatings and abuse, some of her family also turned to violence and crime.How do we make sense of a life like Yokia's? Scientists have spent decades trying, and their focus has been the complex sociology of urban life. But now a small band of researchers is claiming that biology plays a vitally important role.