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Ion at high and low levels was intertwined All of which along with various barbarian and Roman factions muddying the situation make with various barbarian and Roman factions muddying the situation make s life miserable As if those things were not enough various attempts on the lives of various characters insolent servants and Tilla s headstrong disobedience of Ruso s instructions in an effort to held threaten to drive him madBut as usual all of the various dead end threads "eventually get woven into a or less satisfying solution The plot "get woven into a or less satisfying solution The plot well developed and complex enough that the eader is just as confused And Frustrated As The Hero The Characters Are Realistically Complex frustrated as the hero The characters are ealistically complex at times just as Ruso the Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 reader sometimes trusts and at other times distrusts the same person All of this makes the puzzle very intriguing and keeps theeader turning the page to see what happens nextAt the end also as a esult of Tilla s loyalty to her Britannic fellows and Ruso s loyalty to Rome as her desire to stay in Britain and his growing desire to eturn to Gaul as his need to find a position as a Medicus increases with little opportunity in Londinium the couple finds themselves at a crucial point in their elationship Tilla wonders if the. Have moved to the town of Verulamium where a tax man named Julius Asper has gone missing along with a lot of money As the investigation deepens and despite our hero's best efforts to get .
Gaius Petreius Ruso and Tilla newly married Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality return to Britannia after a visit to his family in Gaul They have their wedding gifts all packed but having left the Roman legions to travel to Gaul Ruso finds himself in Londinium without a job His fellow Medicus Valens has been unable to find a Medicus position for Ruso but has found him a job as an investigator for the local procurator Ruso is not terribly happy since he is NOT an investigator and feels wholly inadeuate to do the jobIt would seem that a very pregnant lady has appeared at the procurator s office toeport her lover the local tax collector missing Ruso is sent to a neighboring town to locate the man who with his brother has disappeared while on the way to Londinium with the tax monies collected in verulamiumof the chief concern collected in VerulamiumOf course the chief concern the s is the location of the taxes but when the tax collector s murdered body without any evidence of the the money is found the plot as they say thickensSeems that even in ancient times crime and vice in all its forms existed as often as today infidelityillegitimacy jealousy thievery murder oh yes and counterfeiting all existed And then as today corrupt. In her fourth novel Ruth Downie brings to life the corruption and treachery of Roman occupied Britain as it closes in on her winsome leading man Gaius Petreius Ruso and his new wife Tilla. Y should part and Ruso find himself another wife After four adventures with I ve ead just about every Roman mystery series SaylorJohn Maddox RobertsLindsey Davis etc and hands down the Medicus series is my favorite by FAR Not only do you get two PoV characters but each one has a compelling voice which makes it impossible NOT to keep those pages turning "NEWLY DIVORCED RUSO S DRY HUMOR KEPT ME LAUGHING "divorced Ruso s dry humor kept me laughing the way through Then there s Tilla whose no nonsense nature becomes increasingly pronounced throughout the seriesWith most Roman mystery series I have a huge problem with how late the author introduces the mystery Sometimes the mystery doesn t play a ole until midway into the book or mystery doesn t play a The Pink Pearl role until midway into the book or later These works are too wrapped up in the historical background toeally call themselves honest mysteriesDownie on the other hand introduces each book with the crime itself By bracketing the story within that mystery you can always expect a focused investigation with clues and allI can NOT praise this series enough Ruth Downie takes her Medicus series to a new level of complexity and intrigue with Caveat Emptor This fourth book in the highly entertaining series set in. Imself fired he and his bride find themselves trapped at the heart of an increasingly treacherous conspiracy involving theft forgery buried treasure and the legacy of Boudica the ebel uee. of an increasingly treacherous conspiracy involving theft forgery buried treasure and the legacy of Boudica the ebel uee. .