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Persona Non Grata--A Novel of the Roman Empire: Roman Empire Series, Book 3
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At long last, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, Tilla, are headed home---to Gaul. Having received a note consisting only of the words "COME HOME!" Ruso has (reluctantly, of course) pulled up stakes and brought Tilla to meet his family.

But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for: no one will admit to sending for him, and his brother Lucius is hoping he’ll leave. With Tilla getting icy greetings from his relatives, Lucius's brother-in-law mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso family teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the family’s chief creditor, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins.

Engrossing, intricate, and---as always---wonderfully comic, Ruth Downie's latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series. This is everything we've come to expect from our charming, luckless hero.

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Ruth Downie. (2009). Persona Non Grata--A Novel of the Roman Empire: Roman Empire Series, Book 3. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

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But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for: no one will admit to sending for him, and his brother Lucius is hoping he’ll leave. With Tilla getting icy greetings from his relatives, Lucius's brother-in-law mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso family teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the family’s chief creditor, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins.

Engrossing, intricate, and---as always---wonderfully comic, Ruth Downie's latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series. This is everything we've come to expect from our charming, luckless hero.

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        While recovering from an injury incurred in Britannia while serving with the Roman army, Gaius Ruso receives a mysterious summons and heads home to Gaul to find his estate in danger of bankruptcy. When the major creditor drops dead, Ruso is at the top of the list of poisoning suspects. Proven to be something of an investigator in the two previous books in the series, Ruso nimbly thwarts obstacles to track down the true murderer. It is understood that the characters are speaking Latin, Greek, and various ancient languages of the British Isles. This might prove a challenge to a lesser reader, but the mighty Simon Vance takes it in stride. He gives the characters British accents of differing classes or regions, and this creative twist gives the light, entertaining historical mystery added charm and vitality. A Bloomsbury hardcover (Reviews, May 18).

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But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for: no one will admit to sending for him, and his brother Lucius is hoping he’ll leave. With Tilla getting icy greetings from his relatives, Lucius's brother-in-law mysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso family teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it's hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the family’s chief creditor, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins.

Engrossing, intricate, and---as always---wonderfully comic, Ruth Downie's latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series. This is everything we've come to expect from our charming, luckless hero.

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