By Jane Finnis

ISBN-10: 1590581938

ISBN-13: 9781590581933

In overdue December ninety five advert, Roman settlers in Britannia are getting ready to have a good time Saturnalia. Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella's plans for a calm vacation are shattered whilst her brother brings undesirable information. An enemy in Rome is making an attempt to spoil her kinfolk through spreading rumours that they're plotting opposed to Caesar. Her brother has misplaced his task as a central authority investigator, the mansio is menaced by way of a gang of local criminals, and while a celebration of wealthy, difficult tourists arrive to stick, their quarrels and violence spill over into Aurelia's loved ones. Then the Saturnalia dinner party, spotlight of the pageant, culminates in tragic demise. Aurelia's sister Albia is likely one of the leader suspects.
This moment ebook within the sequence takes Aurelia from the quiet nation-state to the busy new garrison city of York the place she needs to cope with traitors and crooks, and face own threat to guard her sister and aid her brother. If she fails, her relations will lose not only their mansio, yet their lives

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Then he hesitated, and his gaze fell away from hers, and he scowled across at Shandy. He fumbled a clasp knife out of his pocket—Shandy stepped back, snatching at his own—but when Bonny had unfolded his blade he pressed the point into the tip of his own left forefinger and flicked the blade outward, throwing a couple of drops of blood toward Shandy, and at the same time he began chanting a nonsensical multi-language rhyme. Shandy noticed that the sun was suddenly hotter—shockingly hotter—and then Skank had leaped onto Jim Bonny's back from behind and knocked him forward onto his knees in the water, and then hopped off and planted a bare foot between the shoulders of Bonny's coat and shoved him onto his face in the shallows.

Shandy stayed on the forecastle, and a smile slowly deepened the lines in his dark face, and his eyes narrowed in anticipation of the day when he'd be able to use this new bit of information against his uncle. He was glad the pirates were only going to an uninhabited section of the Florida coast, and not aiming at some fray, for it would be unthinkable for him to be killed before dealing with his father's brother. As soon as they had got north of the Bahama shoals and were into the deep blue water of the Providence Channel, Shandy was summoned aft by Hodge, the Jenny's lean, grinning skipper, and told that he would now begin to earn his keep … and for the next five hours Shandy was kept exhaustingly busy.

Shandy nodded and went back up to the forecastle. The rain wasn't uncomfortably cold, and, as Hodge had pointed out, it would be pleasant to have the salt washed out of his clothes so that tomorrow they would—for once—dry out completely. The first fury of the downpour had abated, and the Carmichael was again clearly visible ahead. Chandagnac knew that in a few hours he'd be crawling below, still in his sopping wet clothes, to find a corner to sleep in, and he hoped Beth Hurwood was finding more comfortable accommodations aboard the ship.

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