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Ruso and the Demented Doctor (Gaius Petreius Ruso Series #2)
     

Ruso and the Demented Doctor (Gaius Petreius Ruso Series #2)

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by Ruth Downie, R. S. Downie
 

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ISBN-13:
9780141027265
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Series:
Gaius Petreius Ruso Series , #2

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Terra Incognita (Gaius Petreius Ruso Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 88 reviews.
LN_Adcox More than 1 year ago
I continue to relate to Gaius Petreius Russo in Downie's second book as I did in the first. His plans continue to go awry. He finds himself at the small town of Coria on the outskirts of the Roman Empire stuck with the onerous job of establishing order from chaos in the local medical service, again trying to solve a murder mystery because he cannot accept the prevailing wisdom without question, and hopelessly trying to understand the logic and actions of a woman he finds it challenging to live with and impossible to live without. Russo is an unlikely hero, but like most of us, he does what he has to do to live with himself whether it be rescuing a mugging victim in an alley or riding into a hostile clan gathering to locate his missing slave/sweetheart. He displays a dark graveyard sense of humor in contrast to the flippant, irreverent, and self-centered sense of humor of his friend and colleague Valens. Russo, also like many of us, again battles those who are concerned with expeditious resolution and their own agendas and have little regard for truth and justice. Rooting for Russo often seems like rooting for myself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ruth Downie is a capable writer, but I won't be buying any more of this series. I'm struggling to get through Terra Incognita because all the characters are just so unlikeable. I bought the first book in the series for .99 and it was OK, but there hasn't been any character development or growth throughout the course of the second book. I'd rather spend my money reading novels with characters I can care about.
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joebee1 More than 1 year ago
Interesting turn of events. Enjoyed the unique historical perspective. Managed to blend history and entertainment. I would like to see more.
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pedigreedmutt More than 1 year ago
enjoyed all three of this series. haven't read the last yet. easy read but a very enjoyable series. an unlikely hero where things just go awry sometimes. puts a more human, humorous slant on this time period than some of the vicious stuff on tv that passes for historical fiction.
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