The World of Robert MacLeod.
Imagine a world in which Richard Coeur de Lion (the Lion-hearted) didn't die suppressing a revolt in France, but instead returned to England a much chastened king. There he ruled wisely and founded a dynasty. This dynasty still rules England and France today, as well as much of Europe and large swathes of the rest of the world. America was divided into two Dominions: New England the Northern half and New France, the Southern half of the continent. On the far side of the world were the dominions of New Holland and New Zealand.
The tales of Robert MacLeod are set in this World of Randall Garrett's Lord Darcy. Magic has been developed as a logical discipline to the detriment of science.
This tale covers the time from when Robert's Talent is discovered, through his college days, and up to his early employment as the Governor-General's personal investigator. Oddly enough, part of this story is actually true.
Sir Oliver Plumb has disappeared. Has he been kidnapped? Has he been killed? Is it a political ploy. Robert MacLeod, a Special Investigator of the New England Bureau of Investigationis given the task of investigating the disappearance. What will he find?
The bones of a previosly unknown Dinosaur have vanished. Its skull is nineteen feet long, so, how did it disappear? Was magic used? And where is it now? Robert and Sarah explore the desert mountains of New Mechicoe
The New England Bureau of Investigation Training Academy set in the middle of the Royal Marine base at Quantico should be safe. Robert and Sarah are sent to Quantico; Robert to teach and Sarah to learn. However events move too fast. The chase for the murderer moves North and West, culminating in a sea battle.
Robert and Sarah are on holiday; a working holiday. Together with John Buck they solve crimes and complete other investigations, besides visiting their relatives. Along the way they acquire a fourth member of their team, a rebellious lass from New Holland, and settle into an operational base.