Summary: The Gentlemen’s Speculative Society dispatches prostitute-spy Lady Beatrice in an operation regarding the acquisition of gems which is used to produce electric charge together with acetic acid. They know that the titular impact of a meteroid is located near the Bohemian city Budweis where those red tektites are found.
Review: Deadpan humor, quaint characters, briskly paced plot, and a wonderful steampunk setting of London and Bohemian 1845. Those are the ingredients to an extremly entertaining detective thriller. The novelette is set in a series centering around those prostitutes and with the time-traveling Company series, but it doesn’t need much context to be enjoyable as a standalone. What a loss that the author died in 2010.