In this latest chapter, return to the Ninth Academy, sanitarium for mad scientists-the place that nurtured the minds behind Somnopolis's nightmarish design. Years later, the demolition of the insanity-causing architecture has been temporarily halted after the deaths of an entire sect of architects -- either a tragedy or a conspiracy. In the middle of it all, the enigmatic Mister X continues his frantic quest to find the missing city plans, so he can save Somnopolis while there's still some of it left!
"More fun than its ponderous premise sounds, the tale is enlivened by gangsters, glamour gals, and romantic intrigue . . . the grand design, equal parts Metropolis and film noir, carries the day." -Booklist