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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Downie Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Medicus Investigations Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9781494572785
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The medicus Ruso and his wife, Tilla, are back in the borderlands of Britannia, this time helping to tend the builders of Hadrian's Great Wall. Having been forced to move off their land, the Britons are distinctly on edge. Then Ruso's recently arrived clerk, Candidus, goes missing. A native boy thinks he sees a body being hidden inside the wall's half-finished stonework, and a worrying rumor begins to spread. When soldiers ransack the nearby farms looking for Candidus, Tilla's tentative friendship with a local family turns to anger and disappointment. Tensions only increase when Branan, the family's youngest son, also vanishes. As Ruso and Tilla try to solve the mystery of the two disappearances-while at the same time struggling to keep the peace between the Britons and the Romans-an intricate scheme involving slavery, changed identities, and fur trappers emerges, and it becomes imperative that Ruso find Branan before it's too late. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The sixth Gaius Petreius Ruso novel finds the second-century-CE Roman medic and amateur sleuth working at the site of the great wall being built in Britannia under the auspices of the emperor Hadrian…Written in simple, unadorned prose (no awkward attempts to ape period style), the book is a pleasure to read. The Ruso series might not be as well known as, say, Lindsey Davis’ longer-running Marcus Didius Falsco series, but it’s just as entertaining.”

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  • Like the other titles in the series, Downie's latest mixes an engaging story line, provocative characters, and a satisfying evocation of time and place. Library Journal
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