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Author(s): Wishart, David Pages: 340
Publisher: Sceptre Date of Publication: 1997
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Rome Period: ca. 14-19 AD (Code: 6)
Rome Setting: y Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: y First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
Subject: 'Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus is commissioned by the Empress Livia with identifying the party or parties responsible for Germanicus's death. A mystery with political thriller.....Tiberius, Sejanus, Agrippina, Drusus, Livilla and the consul Marcus Valerius Cotta Maximus Messalinus also appear in this political thriller about events and characters which never really manage to thrill, or even make us care.' (Heli)
Unique Qualities: 2nd vol of Corvinus-Trilogy
Rating: 1 star of 4 (Heli). See review by Mairead McKerracher in Authors & Reviews.

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