Wisecracking sleuth Marcus Corvinus is on his fourth case in the missing treasure of the Oracle at Delphi
In voluntary exile in Athens, Marcus Corvinus receives a letter from his antiquarian stepfather Priscus, who has learned that the 4 ft solid gold statue of a female baker, one of a large number of valuable gifts to the Delphic Oracle by the 6th century BC King Croesus of Lydia, has reappeared and is being offered for sale in Athens on the black market. Corvinus agrees to be his agent and to try and buy it. But, as a result, he finds himself caught up in the world of organised crime, as well as in a deadly struggle of interests with other, less scrupulous, collectors.
Praise for David Wishart:
'Witty, engrossing and ribald ... it misses nothing in its evocation of a bygone time and place' - Independent on Sunday
A taut thriller in which ancient Rome springs to life - The Times
David Wishart wields an entertaining stylus . . . a terrific book to hole up with for the holidays - Scotland on Sunday
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.