Jake Desmet Adventures
Steampunk adventures set in the fictional city of New Pittsburgh.
New Pittsburgh in 1898, a crucible of invention and intrigue, the hub of American industry at the height of its steam-driven power. Born from the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, New Pittsburgh is ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. Jake Desmet and Rick Brand, heirs to the Brand & Desmet Import Company, operate out of their headquarters in the Strip District and travel the world to secure treasures and unusual items for the collections of wealthy patrons, sometimes accompanied by Jake’s cousin, Veronique ‘Nicki’ LeClercq. Import/Export businesses aren’t usually dangerous, except when prior owners and governments weren’t ready to depart with their treasures and collectors are willing to go to any means to get what they want.
Hell with the lid off. Jake Desmet and Rick Brand, heirs to the Brand & Desmet Import Company, travel the world to secure treasures and unusual items for the collections of wealthy and supernatural patrons, accompanied by Jake’s cousin, Veronique “Nicki” LeClercq. Smuggling a small package as a favor for a Polish witch should have been easy. But when assassins come after Jake and a Ripper-style killer leaves the city awash in blood, Jake, Rick, and Nicki realize that dark […]
Jake Desmet Adventure Book 2 Sunken treasure, haunted shipwrecks, experimental technology, and steam-powered adventure! When Brand & Desmet airlift occult valuables out of Havana during the 1898 naval conflict with Spain, they get far more than they expect. A shipwreck with experimental tech and magical relics sparks a race to retrieve the goods—and the winner might turn the tide of the war and the balance of power. Jake Desmet, Rick Brand, Nicki LeClercq, quirky inventor Adam Farber, and agents from […]