Set in Ancient Rome. When Marcus Corvinus is summoned by the Empress Livia he fears the worst: age has not sweetened her. But Livia has a favour to ask, Marcus must investigate the death of her grandson, Germanicus. This favour is to embroil Marcus in a multi-stranded web of betrayal and deceit.
Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by the Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is impossible to refuse - which is how Marcus finds himself investigating the death of her grandson, Germanicus. And uncovering a multi-stranded web of betrayal and deceit.
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there's lots of action and a nice plot, full of suspense, to keep you going - Sunday TelegraphLike Chandler's Marlow, Corvinus wisecracks his way through a weary world of murder and intrigue until he hunts down the truth. A taut thriller in which ancient Rome springs to life - The TimesPraise for David Wishart: 'Witty, engrossing and ribald ... it misses nothing in its evocation of a bygone time and place' - Independent on Sunday
About David Wishart
David Wishart is a Classics scholar and, after working abroad in Kuwait, Greece and Saudi Arabia as a freelance teacher of English, he now lives with his wife and family in Scotland.
Germanicus by David Wishart
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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