The Pericles Commission

Mysteries of Ancient Greece (Volume 1)

Gary Corby

Minotaur Books

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Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It’s a job not made any easier by the depressingly increasing number of dead witnesses.

But murder and mayhem don’t bother Nico; what’s really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve year-old brother Socrates.

The Pericles Commission is the first in an exciting new series by first-time novelist Gary Corby, who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most exciting times in history. In this wonderfully approachable, historically rich novel, Athens is brought vividly to life in a mystery engaging from the first page to last.

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Chapter One

A dead man fell from the sky, landing at my feet with a thud. I stopped and stood there like a fool, astonished to see him lying where I was about to step. He lay facedown in the dirt, arms spread wide, with an arrow protruding out his back. He’d been shot through the heart.

It was obvious he was dead, but I knelt down and touched him anyway, perhaps because I needed to assure myself that he was real. The body was warm to my touch. The blood that stained my fingertips, from where I had touched his wound, was slippery and wet but already beginning to dry in the heat,

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Gary Corby

GARY CORBY is a first time novelist, former systems programmer at Microsoft, and lives in Australia with his wife and two daughters.

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The Pericles Commission
Gary Corby

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312599027
ISBN10: 0312599021
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
November 2010
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ISBN: 9781429948746
ISBN10: 1429948744
352 pages
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