Nikola Tesla VS. Thomas Edison Steampunk Adventure concept Nathan Bowden "Riding Shotgun" and I put together. Coiled… is set in this almost Dickensian environment, the dirty city streets of the late 1890’s but quickly soars into the fantastic with its Sci-fi elements. Sherlock Holmes-style take on the man who invented the 20th century, Nikola Tesla. The story will weave true, documented events into a compelling game of cat-and-mouse between two fascinating historical figures and provide an explanation for the mysterious Tunguska blast of 1908. The book depicts Tesla as something of a reluctant, action hero forced into dire situations by Edison. Our American hero is twisted into a villain, torturing animals and committing murder to further his own agenda and spite his rival.