I bought this novel based on another reader's review. Ergo, only fair I put my own two cents out there.
I really enjoyed this novel, so much so, that I bought a second one by he same author and am reading it now. The author presents a very enjoyable alternate history in which the Confederate States of America successfully secedes, but that is nothing but a dropped reference in this novel. In Red Wheels Turning, the protagonist, Bloody Brian, has to investigate a superweapon (tank-like vehicle) being made in secret by the imperial Russians, in the midst of WWI.
I do not want to drop anymore of the story and ruin your enjoyment of it, suffice to say that it is a cracking good read, and well worth your time, and few dollars. So, go ahead a get it already.