Imagine waking up in a strange hospital with no memory of how you got there and surrounded by people who might be your enemies. Russian agent Lina Ivanova finds herself in just such a predicament. To make matters worse, she quickly discovers that someone is out to kill her — and the last attempt nearly succeeded. Now she must navigate a maze of plots and counter-plots and even face Rasputin himself if she is to save her own life. Fortunately, Lina has an advantage that none of her foes suspect….
Heart of Steam & Rust is a stand-alone novella set in The Empires of Steam and Rust world created by Sullivan and renowned SF writer Robert E.,Vardeman. Filled with intrigue, betrayal, and plot twists, this story will satisfy even the most hardboiled steampunk, action, and espionage fans. The story features Pavlina Ivanova, from Sullivan’s Steam Nations stories.