(From back cover)
An incredible manuscript is unearthed, containing an astounding tale told by Mycroft Holmes, the mysterious elder brother of the world-famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes.
It is 1875, and Mycroft is embroiled in a fantastic scheme to overthrow the American government and restore the Confederacy under British rule. The conspiracy involves spies, counterspies, murder and kidnapping - and extends to William Gladstone, Benjamin Disraeli, a young Sergeant Lestrade, and the villainous Moriarty family.
As the Holmes brother dash through Victorian London, following clues and culprits alike, their dramatic discoveries end in a thrilling chase through the sky.
"A delightful tale that progresses to a wild finish that might have delighted not only Conan Doyle, but Jules Verne too." - The San Diego Union