Whispering of Spies
by Rosemary Rowe

Gelvum’s dignitaries are in a spin. The wealthy Voluus, ex-lictor to the Imperial Governor of Gaul, has decided to retire to the town and invitations have been issued for a welcome feast. How to respond and, more importantly, where do his riches come from? In an effort to find out, Libertus’ patron, local magistrate Marcus Septimus Aurelius, asks him to make enquiries.

At Voluus’s new apartment, Libertus is informed that one of the ex-lictor’s treasure carts has been intercepted, the guards and horses brutally butchered. Events take an even bleaker turn when Libertus’ actions are misinterpreted by a network of spies, leading him to be suspected of involvement in the massacre and marched to the garrison to await trial. But after daringly escaping, Libertus embarks on a dangerous quest to discover the truth . . .

Reviews

“Fans of other series set in ancient Rome by Steven Saylor, Kelli Stanley, and Lindsey Davis, among others, should add Rowe to their reading lists”

Booklist

Clever plot shifts and fully realized characters distinguish Rowe’s 13th second-century Roman Britain mystery featuring pavement-maker Libertus . . . Rowe offers one of her most ingenious solutions

Publishers Weekly

“Historical details provide the principal pleasures in Libertus’ 13th case”

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Whispering of Spies by Rosemary Rowe is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751421930th November 2012138 X 216mm256£12.99
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