The Adventure of the Second Violet
The Human Mystery
“Silly witless creatures, geese done up in ribbons.”
“There are serpents among the apples, Watson.”
I am done with ‘The Ring of Fire’ series, this book was just the latest piece of crap that made me decide to stop wasting my time with a once good series that has gone to the dogs. A drunken ner’do’well named Bernie is hired to go to Russian and bring American technology to the medieval serfdom that exists there. Bernie fights typhoid, brings guns and toilets while a Russian princess wants to obtain trashy underwear. I’m just tired of this series and it’s casual sexism and xenophobia. This was a tedious morass of techno babble, war and a serf uprising.