For Fans Of
Mystery in History
After Rome, before the Middle Ages, Italy belonged to the Ostrogoths.
A corrupt governor. A young girl. An old man. Argolicus unravels the threads.
When a life-long friend disappears, a peaceful retreat to the provinces turns into a challenge to the local governor for Argolicus.
A cruel slander originates from the venal governor. When Argolicus visits the governor, he discovers an unscrupulous plot destined to impoverish his friend. When his lifelong tutor overhears a comment, they set out to find their friend only to discover base cruelty and a secret plot.
A plot that challenges the King’s people, the roots of Roman civility, and his friend’s life.
Affronted, he pursues the thread. Little does he know that his investigation will pitch him in a fight with thugs and ultimately set him head-to-head with the governor.
5 Stars “A rich tapestry of interactions that serve to draw the reader deeper in...”
“The feel of a time long passed as a mystery unfolds.”
There are several things that go into the making of a good period thriller: the invocation of its surroundings, the realization of the setting, characterization that creates distinct voices in one's mind and, of course, a plot line that makes sense and creates the necessary sense of wonder that keeps the reader, reading. David Amerland
This is the fun start of a great mystery series. Amazon Customer
The author did a great job with immersing the reader into that world, introducing the various players, their lives, their attitudes, their politics... yes, this book certainly has politics of the day playing a major role. Oleg
The details are so vivid, you can almost feel the chicken feathers fluttering around you. Meandthemutts
A cracking yarn that wears its deep research lightly. Clarissa Palmer