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JD Kloosterman

The Machinist

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The Federal Automated Postal Department!

One of the great machines that powers America, its influence stretches far and wide, sending letters across cities and even states in a matter of minutes. Maintained exclusively by specially trained and certified federal engineers, the Automated Postal Department is one of a thousand marvelous federal innovations that make America the efficient and complex hub of the modern world of the 1920s. But now, someone is tampering with the mail—something that should
be impossible—and it’s down to the Postal Enforcement Division and its new machinist, asthmatic sixteen-year-old Iosif Rudkus, to find out who and why. As they follow the trail through the highest seats of power and the most secret military bases in the country, the case begins to take ever-stranger twists that will lead the team to murky mysteries of America’s past and the origins of the Automated Postal Department itself.

“Like a Brothers Grimm tale penned by Edwin Torres, The Machinist crackles with energy and humour, an oddly-serious and Pynchonian energy pumping through JD Kloosterman’s veins.”
— Walker Zupp, British Wittgenstein Society

“A bit of steampunk, a dash of alternate history, a healthy dose of science fiction but, mostly, this is an action-packed adventure story. Iosif Rudkus, The Machinist, keeps uncovering secrets while finding new ways to escape the clutches of dark forces. A very entertaining read!”
— Charis Emanon, author of 51 Ways To End Your World

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