Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Compact Disc)
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This is book number 1 in the Roman Empire series.
- #2: Terra Incognita: A Novel of the Roman Empire (Compact Disc): $39.99
- #4: Caveat Emptor (Roman Empire Novels (Audio) #4) (Compact Disc): $34.99
- #5: Semper Fidelis (Roman Empire Novels (Audio) #5) (Compact Disc): $39.99
- #6: Tabula Rasa (Roman Empire Novels (Audio) #6) (Compact Disc): $39.99
- #7: Vita Brevis: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire (Compact Disc): $39.99
- #8: Memento Mori: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire (Compact Disc): $44.99
Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on-his-luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. His arrival in Deva (more commonly known as Chester, England) does little to improve his mood, and after a straight thirty-six-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. Now he has a new problem: a slave who won't talk, can't cook, and drags trouble in her wake. Before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar. A few years earlier, after he rescued Emperor Trajan from an earthquake in Antioch, Ruso seemed headed for glory; now he's living among heathens in a vermin-infested bachelor pad and must summon all his forensic knowledge to find a killer who may be after him next. Who are the true barbarians, the conquered or the conquerors? It's up to Ruso-certainly the most likeable sleuth to come out of the Roman Empire-to discover the truth. With a gift for comic timing and historic detail, Ruth Downie has conjured an ancient world as raucous and real as our own.
About the Author
In 2004, Ruth Downie won the Fay Weldon section of BBC3's End of Story competition. She is the author of the highly acclaimed Roman Empire series.
Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.
"Wonderfully entertaining...I hope Downie is planning a series. Ruso is too good a character for just one book." ---Newsweek