The only child of the senior partner of Lloyd's of London, Melody is prepared to take her place amongst the financial elite who rule Britain. She is aware, however, that many still believe that a mere woman is not capable of managing a complex business consortium. This condescension infuriates Melody as she understands that most will suppose that her future husband will take the reins of the empire that her ancestors have built.
In just such an expectation, young gentlemen of the landed and financial aristocracy have flocked to court Britain's most eligible heiress. Surveying the prospects, Melody finds her choices quite limited. Smug and self-important, most would bring disaster to Lloyd's within a few years. One man, however, does stand out: Phineas Faversham, owner of Faversham Trans-Global.
Intensely involved in his own business conglomerate, Phineas appears quite aware that Melody is capable of handling her own affairs. Furthermore, the merger of their enterprises would place them amongst the most powerful of the "Steam Lords".
There are those who are not pleased with that prospect so it comes as no great surprise that someone working with a group of air pirates has arranged for Melody to be kidnapped on her return from negotiations with Japan's emperor for access to that nation's thriving economy. Which of her suitors was driven to such dire straits and how will Melody find a way to escape?
The Next Adventure
Zone : Other
Through the Lens
Such an inviting picture. I want to sit there and dangle my feet in the water.
Apr 19, 2020 06:08 am