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1916469418
Book:Terra Incognita: A crime novel of the Roman empire; Ruth Downie:2008 Book Terra Incognita: A crime novel of the Roman empire; Ruth Downie
Terra Incognita: A crime novel of the Roman empire; Ruth Downie
Author: Downie, Ruth
Year: 2008
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: CRIME
Publisher: Grampus Press, 2008
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781916469419
Extent: pbk
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Language: English
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Note: At long last, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, Tilla, are headed home to Gaul. But with Tilla getting icy greetings from Ruso's relatives, a family member having mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso household teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the family's chief creditor, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins.
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Note: In her fourth novel, Ruth Downie brings to life the corruption and treachery of Roman-occupied Britain, as it closes in on her winsome leading man. Gaius Petreius Ruso and his new wife Tilla have moved to the town of Verulamium, where a tax man named Julius Asper has gone missing, along with a lot of money. As the investigation deepens, and despite our hero's best efforts to get himself fired, he and his bride find themselves trapped at the heart of an increasingly treacherous conspiracy involving theft, forgery, buried treasure, and the legacy of Boudica, the rebel queen.
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