Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

A Novel of the Roman Empire

Book - 2011
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In the far reaches of the Roman Empire, there are three certainties in life for Doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso: death, taxes, and angry barbarians. The hero finds himself trapped at the heart of an increasingly treacherous conspiracy involving theft, forgery, buried treasure, and the legacy of Boudica, the rebel queen.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011
ISBN: 9781596916081
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 338 p. : map ; 25 cm


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(Staff) Elaine Bird Sep 10, 2013

Love this series. The characters seem very real to me (although I admit my knowledge of Roman Britain is limited). Enough detail to be clear this story is set somewhere very different than our world but the stories are compelling enough (and universal enough) to keep you engaged and guessing.

bookfanatic1979 Mar 30, 2011

It seemed to me that Downie couldn't make up her mind as to who the villains were. First it was one of the councilmen. No, wait, it wasn't him it was a guard. No, wait, it wasn't the guard it was the other councilman. No, wait, it was the guard and the first councilman. By the time I reached the third turn around I was so thoroughly confused I couldn't remember half the evil deeds the bad guy (whoever that was) was supposed to have done.

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