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A Roman Ransom (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 8)

Rosemary Rowe

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Historical fiction

This popular crime series set in Roman Britain goes from strength to strength

Book eight in Rosemary Rowe's Libertus series: 'A cracking tale with a fast-moving plot' CONN IGGULDEN.

Glevum, AD 188. Lying in his sick bed, weak and disoriented, Libertus is strictly forbidden visitors. But when Marcus Septimus forces his way in, desperate to speak to the pavement-maker, Libertus knows that something is seriously wrong. Marcus’s beloved wife Julia and their baby son have disappeared without a trace. And now a ransom note has arrived, wrapped in the hem of Julia’s stola: unless Marcus uses his power to release a certain political prisoner, he will never see his family alive again. Libertus is well aware of Marcus’s dilemma: give in to the kidnappers and sacrifice his reputation for being fair and unmoved by bribery, or stand firm and provoke unimaginable consequences. But Libertus has also made a powerful enemy. How can he help his patron – and himself – this time

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Praise for A Roman Ransom (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 8)

  • 'It's a humdinger of a plot with more twists and turns than a spiral staircase' Northern Echo - Northern Echo

  • 'Nicely balances historical authenticity and a solid whodunit' - Kirkus Reviews

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Rosemary Rowe

Rosemary Rowe is the pseudonym of an author who has successfully published novels in another genre. Born in Cornwall, she lived for twenty years in New Zealand. A highly qualified academic, she has written more than a dozen bestselling text-books as Rosemary Aitken.