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A Roman mystery, introducing Septimus Severus Quistus Quistus, lucky seventh son, has everything ? then, in one fateful hour, Quistus's life is destroyed, his much-loved wife and family bloodily murdered, all except his seventh son and only daughter. Not caring if he lives or dies, Quistus travels the world searching for his lost children, but his fearlessness makes him the last hope of many he meets for justice in Nero's debauched, decadent and deadly dangerous empire.
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Philip Boast is the author of many historical mysteries and sagas., as welll as series of science fiction titles. He is a well-established library author.From Booklist:
Boast introduces Septimus Severus Quistus in this authentically detailed period piece set in ancient Rome. Devastated by the brutal murders of his wife and eight children, Quistus resigns his public offices, retreating into a temporary half-life, fueled only by the forlorn hope that his only daughter might have survived the gruesome onslaught of an unknown enemy. Blackmailed by Nero into guarding the Christian princess Claudia on a peacekeeping mission to Britain, Quistus becomes entangled in a web of intrigue and deceit that could have dire consequences for the Roman Empire. The first installment in a projected series of historical whodunits featuring the stoically complex Quistus, this compelling mystery will whet the appetites of discriminating readers. Margaret Flanagan
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Book Description Severn House Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0727863223 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2313331