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Things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metellus. He is praetor peregrinus, which means he has to judge a case or two outside Rome. His first stop is Campania, "Italy's most popular resort district." He and his wife, Julia, are happy for a change of scenery. But the good times end when, in a town near Vesuvius, a priest's daughter is murdered. Decius must find her killer and keep the mob off a young boy whom everyone blames but he believes to be innocent. Decius may have acquired more prestige, but he's also acquired more trouble. With his SPQR novels, John Maddox Roberts has written a satisfying and entertaining historical mystery series. The stakes just keep getting higher in this latest atmospheric puzzle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312370893
ISBN-10: 031237089X
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Thomas Dunne Books
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts is the author of numerous works of science fiction and fantasy in addition to his suspenseful SPQR mysteries. He and his wife live in New Mexico.

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