A small band of former Civil War soldiers and mercenaries under the guidance of Gilbert Ingles, Patrick Jameson, and others, had stolen an airship from the Prussian army in 1871 and fled west, back to the United States. They’d engaged in criminal activities New York City, fleeing finally to Los Angeles with vast amounts of stolen money.
The Flemming Detective Agency was able to finally convict and incarcerate Rennick and fourteen of his top men. With their influence and heavy-handed control gone, other underworld figures have been taking up the slack. The only question is who will come out on top?