He's a fascianting piece of work, but really far more complicated than is good for him
Chapter 8 - The Trading Cluster
You could try helping instead of just sitting there!
Chapter 9 - The Jenny Haniver
I haven't a license for London, but I am going to Airhaven. You could find a ship that there that will take you the rest of the way.
Magnus Crome, the Lord Mayor, goes to meet with the head scientist of London. He demands Dr. Twix show him someone names "Shrike". He makes a deal with the unknown character. In exchange for Tom and Hester's dead bodies, Crome with grant Shrike's greatest wish. Meanwhile, Valentine prepares to go investigate "Shan Guo" the capital of the "Anti-Traction League".
Chapter 10 - The 13th Floor Elevator
After catching a ride on Speedwell, Tom and Hester quickly realize it was a bad idea after being drugged and put into a prison cell in their sleep. They overhear a conversation of how they're going to be sold as slave. Tom jumps into action, quickly loosening a brick in their cell. Hester is able to kick it out so that they can escape. But they soon realize that might have been a mistake too.
Chapter 11 - Airhaven
You see, Tom, there isn't enough prey to go around in the central Hunting Ground
After making a quick escape from Speedwell, Tom and Hester meet a friendly aviatrix, offering them a ride to Airhaven. From there they could find an easy ride to London. They're quickly interrupted by the men of Speedwell but the aviator, Anna Fang, makes quick work of them. Before more trouble comes, they make a speedy escape in Anna's ship the "Jenny Haniver".
Chapter 12 - The Gasbag and Gondola
HESTER SHAW. THOMAS NATSWORTHY.
Run! Get back to the Jenny! I'll follow!
Katherine waits to see Valentine off as he flies away to complete his mission. Once he's gone, she quickly goes about her plan to snoop around and figure out what's really going on with her father.
Anna tends to Hester's wounds before revealing some pretty intense stuff to Tom. She reveals that Valentine is a spy who killed Hester's parents and she also states that the fabled Hunting Ground is completely barren and London might starve. While the group arrives at Airhaven, nobody seems to realize that Shrike, the hired hit man, is getting closer by the minute.
Tom and Hester follow Anna to go and meet a friend of her's. His name is Captian Khora and he's a fellow aviator. During their meeting the long dreaded arrival of Shrike finall happens, leaving Airhaven in chaos. It is revealed that Shrike is a "Stalker" or a robot in other words. In an effort to escape their death Tom and Hester steal a plane, Anna and Khora holding off Shrike as they fly away.