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Ripper by Stefan Petrucha
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Jun 19, 2012

really liked it
Read in May, 2012

Carver has gotten a bit too old to be adopted so he can hardly believe his luck when the famous Detective Hawking becomes his adopted father. It seems like a dream come true when Hawking shows him the awe inspiring secret headquarters of the Pinkerton Agency. A secret detective agency filled with all kinds of interesting gadgets. His first task as a budding detective is to try and track down his biological father. Carver would rather help track the serial killer that has been plaguing Manhattan. Soon the search for his father becomes intertwined in the case of the serial killer, a killer who seems to have a lot in common with the infamous Jack the Ripper; a killer who just might be his biological father.

This story has great action, good characters, and amazing steampunk gadgets. A very entertaining read that has remains engaging even after you figure out the mystery. Based loosely on historical facts, Petrucha has added a great character and gadget glossary that explains the correlation between fact and fiction. This is a complete story with room for a sequel.

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