Thrilling steampunk adventure reminiscent of Joss Whedon's Firefly!Melanie Locke, the captain of a run-down airship, has never been short on luck, hers is just always bad or worse. Yet even by such lofty standards, business has been especially bleak of late. So when a stranger offers her a lot of money to fly him to a remote part of the country, it appears to be a long overdue boon. But the stranger carries a secret, one that some very powerful people are anxious to get back. Caught in the middle, Mel must chart a path through the maelstrom or risk losing the skies forever.Clockwork Scoundrels is a serial. It's like reading episodes of your favorite TV show. Each episode is somewhat standalone but also builds upon the episodes that came before.