New York Times bestselling author Eric Flint
continues his Ring of Fire series with esteemed science fiction author Charles
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
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. Download and start listening now!