New York City, 1900. Peter Force, a young man who works on the construction of the first subway lines, has an odd encounter with the enigmatic Cheri-Anne Toledo. She claims to be a member of the ruling family of Ohio, a sovereign kingdom established over one hundred years earlier, and insists that the reknown inventor Nikola Tesla is the only one who can help put things right. The Kingdom of Ohio by debut novelist Matthew Flaming keenly blends historical immediacy with alternate reality. This tangle of mind-bending intrigue also features none other than J.P. Morgan and Thomas Edison in supporting roles. Both intricate and gratifying, The Kingdom of Ohio inspires curiosity and wonder.