WHEN LADY FORTUNE SMILES DAGGERS
What if the past is merely a playground for the future? In a new, evolving timeline, Cesare Borgia did not follow a path that led to a fatal ambush and unfulfilled ambitions, but instead employs Leonardo Da Vinci’s visionary war machines—only ideas in a notebook in our own timeline—and the sly wisdom of Niccolò Machiavelli—who suffered years of disgrace in “regular” history—in a rolling effort to unify the contentious city states of Italy. From there Borgia hopes to create a powerful Renaissance empire centuries in advance of the modern nation. But someone—or something—with shadowy motives and nefarious purposes may be aiding Borgia every step of the way. And when a beautiful operative from a future that may never be shows up to set things right, the stakes become human freedom itself in a transformed future!
About Steve White
“Creative . . . White seamlessly inserts his characters into history, blending science fiction and vintage military action to deliver a fast-paced, high-stakes story. The time travel leads to a twisty, clever series of surprises and plot mechanics.” —Publishers Weekly on Soldiers out of Time
“White offers fast action and historically informed world-building.” —Publishers Weekly
“. . . recalls the best of the John Campbell era of SF. White's core audience of hard SF fans will be pleased . . .” —Publishers Weekly
“. . . Engaging entertainment . . . much suspense and many well-handled action scenes . . .” —Booklist