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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 10, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is impossible to refuse - which is how Marcus finds himself investigating the death of her grandson, Germanicus. And uncovering a multi-stranded web of betrayal and deceit that threatens the imperial succession and even Emperor Tiberius himself.

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User Review  - MikeRhode - LibraryThing

A fairly confusing story, as it dealt with a real death of a real imperial. Slangy voice was a bit distracting at time. I'd read others in the series though. Read full review

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User Review  - janerawoof - LibraryThing

For any of the books in this series, you have to accept Wishart's Roman world on its own terms--anachronistic, Sam Spade-like language and English, not Latin, terms for everything. Once you've done ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

David Wishart studied Classics at Edinburgh University. He then taught Latin and Greek in school for four years and after this retrained as a teacher of EFL. He lived and worked abroad for eleven years, working in Kuwait, Greece and Saudi Arabia, and now lives with his wife and family in Scotland.

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