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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Flint, Charles E. Gannon Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Eric Flint continues his Ring of Fire series with esteemed science fiction author Charles E. Gannon.

It’s springtime in the Eternal City, 1635. But it’s no Roman holiday for uptimer Frank Stone and his pregnant downtime wife, Giovanna. They’re in the clutches of would-be Pope Cardinal Borgia, with the real Pope—Urban VI—on the run with the renegade embassy of uptime Ambassador Sharon Nichols and her swashbuckling downtime husband, Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz. Up to their necks in papal assassins, power politics, murder, and mayhem, the uptimers and their spouses need help—and they need it quickly.

Special rescue teams, including Harry Lefferts and his infamous Wrecking Crew, converge on Rome to extract Frank and Gia. An uptime airplane is on its way to spirit the Pope to safety before Borja’s assassins can find him. It seems that everything is going to work out just fine in sunny Italy.

Until, that is, everything goes wrong. Now, whether they are prisoners in Rome or renegades protecting a pope on the run, it’s up to the rough and ready can-do attitude of Grantville natives to once again escape the clutches of aristocratic skullduggery and ring in freedom for a war-torn land.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alvin | 11/21/2013

    " Great book, can't wait for next in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Runsilent | 9/7/2013

    " A fun alternative-history read! I enjoy this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 7/23/2013

    " Another good adventure and another couple of good characters introduced to the story line. With all the co-writers Flint has it's be nice to see the books comealong faster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill | 6/28/2013

    " Plenty of action, politically, militarily, and theologically. The best book in the 1632 series since The Baltic War. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Flint

Eric Flint is the coauthor of the New York Times bestselling 1632 series. His first novel, Mother of Demons, was picked by the Science Fiction Chronicle as a best novel of the year. He has written a variety of other science fiction and fantasy works, including the Heirs of Alexandria series, the Rats, Bats, and Vats series, and a number of solo novels. Flint is the editor of the Baen Free Library, a place for authors to post entirely free copies of their work. He has also edited a number of science fiction classics by authors such as Christopher Anvil, Murray Leinster, and James H. Schmitz. He currently resides in East Chicago, Indiana, with his wife, Lucille.