Download PDF by Ruth Downie: Caveat Emptor (Medicus Investigation, Book 4)

By Ruth Downie

ISBN-10: 1608195929

ISBN-13: 9781608195923

In her fourth novel, Ruth Downie brings to existence the corruption and treachery of Roman-occupied Britain, because it closes in on her winsome top guy, Gaius Petreius Ruso.

Ruso and Tilla, now newlyweds, have moved again to Britannia, the place Ruso's outdated pal and colleague Valens has promised to assist him locate paintings. however it isn't the type of paintings he'd had in mind-Ruso is tasked with weeding out a lacking tax guy named Julius Asper.

Of direction, there's additionally whatever else lacking: funds. And the council of town of Verulamium is bickering over what's turn into of it. pressured to delve deeper via a risk from his outdated sparring companion, Metellus, Ruso discovers that the great townsfolk is probably not as unswerving to Rome as they prefer to appear.

While Tilla attempts to convenience Asper's spouse, an nameless well-wisher is busy caution the couple to escape from the case earlier than they get harm. regardless of our hero's most sensible efforts to get himself fired as investigator, he and his bride locate themselves trapped on the middle of an more and more treacherous conspiracy related to robbery, forgery, buried treasure, and the legacy of Boudica, the insurgent Queen.

Ruth Downie the writer of the New York Times bestselling Medicus, Terra Incognita, and so much lately Persona Non Grata. A part-time librarian, she is married with sons and lives in Milton Keynes, England.

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They burst into the open with Torrian's cavalrymen close behind, their faster mounts gaining on the warhorse. As they drew alongside, one reached for her reins. Falcon lunged at him, knocking his horse down. Man and beast rolled in a tangled heap, and Falcon turned his head to snap at the horse on the other side, making it shy. Tassin struck at the rider who drew alongside to replace the one who had fallen, her sword bouncing off his armour in a shower of sparks. The man hacked at Falcon's neck, cutting a gash in the thick muscle.

King Torrian attacks! " Tassin sat bolt upright, finding herself still dressed in her blood-stained riding clothes. She rubbed bleary eyes as the woman wept and ran around the room, flapping her hands. Tiring of the racket, Tassin rose and grabbed the hysterical girl, putting an end to her shrieks with a slap. The girl gasped, sagged and snivelled, clutching her cheek. The faint sounds of battle came from outside, distant shouts and screams of dying men mingled with the clash of arms and the hiss of arrows.

The courtyard was overrun, the last of her soldiers holding the enemy at bay. Remembering that she still held a sword, Tassin swung it at him. His free hand flashed up, gripped the blade, twisted it from her grip and tossed it aside. She growled as he pulled her alongside him, her jacket cutting into her neck. Her stumbling steps could barely keep pace with his long strides, and only his brutal grip on her jacket kept her from falling. He shifted his hold to her arm, ignoring her yelp as he trundled her up the steps.

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