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SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance

SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance

A Mystery

The SPQR Roman Mysteries (Volume 8)

John Maddox Roberts

Minotaur Books

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Ancient Rome, in this accurate and evocative series, is just as politics driven as any major American city -- possibly even more. Decius Caecilius Metellus has, through a series of rather wild adventure, and in the act of tracking down killers and other reprobates, barely escaped annhilation several times. Now, newly elected to the office of aedile, the lowest rung on the ladder of Roman authority, he must smoke out corruption and conspiracy that threaten to destroy all of Rome.

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Praise for SPQR VIII: The River God's Vengeance

“Entertaining, fast-paced ... Once again, Roberts does a nice job of bringing the past to life.” —Publishers Weekly

“Engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging characters and colorful backdrop ... Roberts' latest is a quick, enjoyable read.” —RT Book Reviews

“An excellent re-creation of a fascinating era in history.” —Library Journal

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John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts is the author of several science fiction, private eye, and fantasy novels in addition to his popular SPQR mystery series. He lives in New Mexico.

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