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Book Title: Terra Incognita|
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The author of the book: Ruth Downie
Edition: Bloomsbury USA
Date of issue: March 4th 2008
ISBN 13: 9781596912328
Format files: PDF
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Army doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso strikes out for the uncivilized borders of Roman Britain in this highly anticipated sequel to Ruth Downieâ€™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 Britanniaâ€™s deepest recessesâ€”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 Rusoâ€™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 innocentâ€”and the army wrongâ€”by finding another culprit. Soon both Rusoâ€™s and Tillaâ€™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 Rusoâ€™s luck is running shortâ€”again.
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Read information about the authorRuth is the author of eight mysteries* featuring Roman Army medic Gaius Petreius Ruso and his British partner Tilla. The latest is MEMENTO MORI. She lives in Devon, England, and is married with two grown-up sons. A combination of nosiness and a childish fascination with mud means she is never happier than when wielding an archaeological trowel.
She is sometimes called R.S. Downie, but she isn't the person with the same name who writes medical textbooks, and recommends that readers should never, ever take health advice from a two thousand year old man who prescribes mouse droppings.
*The first four books have all had two titles. Ruth is still wondering how this ever seemed like a good idea. Since she is unable to wind back time, British readers may find it useful to know that:
Medicus was Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls
Terra Incognita was Ruso and the Demented Doctor
Persona Non Grata was Ruso and the Root of All Evils
Caveat Emptor was Ruso and the River of Darkness
but SEMPER FIDELIS, TABULA RASA, VITA BREVIS and MEMENTO MORI only have one title each - hooray!
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