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Buffalo Soldier
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Read the steampunk adventure the New York Times called a "wild, satisfying ride."

Having stumbled onto a plot within his homeland of Jamaica, former espionage agent, Desmond Coke, finds himself caught between warring religious and political factions, all vying for control of a mysterious boy named Lij Tafari.

Wanting the boy to have a chance to live a free life, Desmond assumes responsibility for him and they flee. But a dogged enemy agent remains ever on their heels, desperate to obtain the secrets held within Lij for her employer alone.

Assassins, intrigue, and steammen stand between Desmond and Lij as they search for a place to call home in a North America that could have been.

Buffalo Soldier is a steampunk adventure from Maurice Broaddus.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Street Date:
04/25/2017
Language:
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ISBN:
9780765394286
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Maurice Broaddus. (2017). Buffalo Soldier. Tom Doherty Associates.

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Maurice Broaddus. 2017. Buffalo Soldier. Tom Doherty Associates.

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Maurice Broaddus, Buffalo Soldier. Tom Doherty Associates, 2017.

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Maurice Broaddus. Buffalo Soldier. Tom Doherty Associates, 2017. Web.

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Having stumbled onto a plot within his homeland of Jamaica, former espionage agent, Desmond Coke, finds himself caught between warring religious and political factions, all vying for control of a mysterious boy named Lij Tafari.

Wanting the boy to have a chance to live a free life, Desmond assumes responsibility for him and they flee. But a dogged enemy agent remains ever on their heels, desperate to obtain the secrets held within Lij for her employer alone.

Assassins, intrigue, and steammen stand between Desmond and Lij as they search for a place to call home in a North America that could have been.

Buffalo Soldier is a steampunk adventure from Maurice Broaddus.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Having stumbled onto a plot within his homeland of Jamaica, former espionage agent, Desmond Coke, finds himself caught between warring religious and political factions, all vying for control of a mysterious boy named Lij Tafari.

Wanting the boy to have a chance to live a free life, Desmond assumes responsibility for him and they flee. But a dogged enemy agent remains ever on their heels, desperate to obtain the secrets held within Lij for her employer alone.

Assassins, intrigue, and steammen stand between Desmond and Lij as they search for a place to call home in a North America that could have been.

Buffalo Soldier is a steampunk adventure from Maurice Broaddus.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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        "A wild, satisfying ride awaits."

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        This alternate-present steampunk adventure novella starts out strong, but the short length keeps both the world and the narrative from fully developing. Desmond Coke is a servant to a prominent Jamaican family, but he can’t bear how family scion Lij is treated, so he escapes with the boy to the mainland. They make their way through the Albion colony of America and neighboring Tejas before entering the Five Civilized Tribes’ territory. They’re pursued by Pinkerton agent Cayt Siringo, whose employer wants to claim Lij for his own purposes. Broaddus (The Voices of Martyrs) creates a fascinating world, but what little readers learn about it sometimes raises confounding unanswered questions, such as how Lij’s favorite writers, James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, still came to exist in this timeline. More is revealed about the history of the people with whom Desmond and Lij find sanctuary, but the story’s conclusion feels rushed. This is a solid introduction to an intriguing world, and hopefully Broaddus will revisit and expand upon it. Agent: Jennifer Udden, Barry Goldblatt Literary.

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