Terra incognita: a novel of the Roman Empire
Army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso strikes out for the uncivilized borders of Roman Britain in this highly anticipated sequel to Ruth Downie's New York Times bestselling debut. It is spring in the year 118, and Gaius Petreius Ruso has been stationed in the Roman-occupied province of Britannia for nearly a year. After his long and reluctant investigation of the murders of a handful of local prostitutes, Ruso needs to get away. With that in mind, he has volunteered for a posting with the army in Britannia's deepest recesses--a calmer place for a tired man.
But the edge of the Roman Empire is a volatile place; the independent tribes of the North dwell near its borders. These hinterlands are the homeland of Ruso's slave, Tilla, who has scores of her own to settle there: Her tribespeople are fomenting a rebellion against Roman control, and her former lover is implicated in the grisly murder of a soldier. Ruso, filling in for the demented local doctor, is appalled to find that Tilla is still spending time with the prime suspect. Worse, he is honor-bound to try to prove the man innocent--and the army wrong--by finding another culprit. Soon both Ruso's and Tilla's lives are in jeopardy, as is the future of their burgeoning romance.
Terra Incognita shines light on a remote corner of the ancient world, where Ruso's luck is running short--again.
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|Grouping Title||terra incognita|
|Grouping Author||downie ruth|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-04-25 23:14:16PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-04-26 00:10:36AM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
It is spring in the year of 118, and Hadrian has been Emperor of Rome for less than a year. After getting involved with the murders of local prostitutes in the town of Deva, Doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso needs to get out of town, so has volunteered for a posting with the Army on the volatile border where the Roman-controlled half of Britannia meets the independent tribes of the North. Not only is he going to the hinterlands of the hinterlands, but it his slave Tilla's homeland and she has some scores to settle there. Soon they find that Tilla's tribespeople are being encouraged to rebel against Roman control by a mysterious leader known as the Stag Man, and her former lover is implicated in the grisly murder of a soldier. Ruso, unwillingly involved in the investigation of the murder, is appalled to find that Tilla is still spending time with the lover. Worse, he is honour bound to try to prove the man innocent—and the Army wrong—by finding another suspect. Soon both Ruso's and Tilla's lives are in jeopardy, as is the future of their burgeoning romantic relationship.
"This book, which is even better than the first, opens with the pair headed to northern outposts, where Ruso hopes to gain some advancement...This is a terrific series that historical mystery fans shouldn't miss..." —Globe and Mail (Toronto)
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|isbn||9781400106677, 9781400126675, 9781400136674, 9781596912328, 9781596919662|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000303648|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Bloomsbury :|2008.|ix, 384 p. : map ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000437862|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Tantor Audio,|p2008.|10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:2fb60705-04d2-47a0-910a-6cff86218066|eBook|eBook||English|Bloomsbury Publishing|2010|, overdrive:6556dbac-295f-4d77-bde1-840928c5770a|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, English, Historical fiction, English, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D. -- Fiction, Rome -- History -- Hadrian, 117-138 -- Fiction|
|title_display||Terra incognita : a novel of the Roman Empire|
|title_full||Terra Incognita A Novel of the Roman Empire, Terra Incognita Medicus Investigation Series, Book 2, Terra incognita : a novel of the Roman Empire / Ruth Downie, Terra incognita [sound recording] : a novel of the Roman Empire / Ruth Downie|
|title_short||Terra incognita :|
|title_sub||a novel of the Roman Empire|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, English, Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History, Investigation, Literature, Murder, Mystery|