THE LAZARUS MACHINE
Crilley’s newest is a wild ride with a pair of bickering detectives. Even the setting is intriguing: an alternate 1895 complete with computers, automation and a super-secret government agency. You’ll love the quirky one-liners and the nonstop action.
Seventeen-year-old Sebastian Tweed and his father try to survive and avoid the Ministry, when a masked gang begins terrorizing the city. After the gang kidnaps his dad, Sebastian teams up with Octavia Nightingale. Their investigation leads to a political plot that may change the very core of the British Empire. (PYR, Nov., 272 pp., $16.95, ISBN: 9781616146887, HC, 12 & Up)