The Lost Future of Pepperharrow
December, 1888. London is shrouded in poisonous fog, and Thaniel Steepleton is ill. When the staff of the British Legation in Tokyo go on strike because the building is haunted, the Foreign Office sends him to investigate. At first, it looks like an easy job and a good excuse to get some sea air. Even better, his partner Mori owns a sprawling estate in Yokohama. But when they arrive, it’s soon obvious that nothing is going to be easy. There are ghosts in the dust and the air is full of electricity, and something strange is happening at the lighthouse. And then there’s Takiko Pepperharrow, who has a claim on Mori that Thaniel can’t hope to match. Then Mori vanishes. Gradually, Thaniel realizes that everything is connected, and that Mori might be in real, terrible trouble.