The start of a fabulous new steampunk series!
Modo (yes, as in Quasi) is a shapeshifter-- raised by a mysterious man known only as Mr. Socrates to be a top agent.
Yes, that's right, the hunchback is a shapeshifting secret agent. In a steampunk alternate past.
It totally rocks.
Throw in echoes of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, among other literary themes, and you've got quite the story.
I did feel like it was just a little slow starting out, but overall, good stuff. :)