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Meet Carina Mitela, 21st century Praetorian in Roma Nova, as she challenges all three.

Transformation, deception, rebels, vengeance takers, comradeship and an epic love story in these four adventures of a new Rome founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents, and ruled by women.
Over a thousand pages of action adventure and alternative historical thrills

INCEPTIO – The beginning
Terrified after a kidnap attempt, New Yorker Karen Brown, has a harsh choice - being eliminated by EUS government enforcer Renschman or fleeing to mysterious Roma Nova, her dead mother's homeland in Europe. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma Nova gives Karen safety, at a price, but the enforcer, Renschman, pursues her and sets a trap knowing she has no choice but to spring it...

B.R.A.G. Medallion, and finalist, International Rubery Book Award
"Grips like a vice – a writer to watch out for." Adrian Magson, author of the Harry Tate spy thrillers

CARINA – A novella
"A fabulous thriller that really cracks along" – Discovering Diamonds Reviews
Is learning a lesson worth losing your life?
Bringing back a traitor to face trial seems an easy job for young Roma Novan officer Carina Mitela, until she is catapulted into confrontation with the powerful head of the Praetorian Guard. Will she collapse in face of corruption at high level or risk disgrace and destruction in standing up for her principles?

Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her and another has set a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova.

Seeking help from a not quite legal old friend could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad. Once proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal...

B.R.A.G. Medallion, finalist, Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year
"Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina's
a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour."
– Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle (Macro and Cato) series

SUCCESSIO – The next generation
Roma Nova is at peace. Carina Mitela, the heir of a leading family, but choosing the life of an officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces, is not so sure. When a blackmailing letter arrives from a woman claiming to be her husband Conrad's lost daughter and Conrad tries to shut Carina out, she senses danger crawling towards her.

Trying to resolve a young man's indiscretion twenty-five years ago turns into a nightmare that attacks the imperial family itself. With her enemy holding a gun to the head of the heir to the imperial throne, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life...

B.R.A.G. Medallion, Historical Novel Society's indie Editor's Choice Autumn 2014, Editor's choice, The Bookseller's inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014, longlisted for the 2015 HNS Indie prize
"I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller in Morton's epic series set in Roma Nova."
– Caroline Sanderson in The Bookseller

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940156674084
Publisher: Pulcheria Press
Publication date: 11/08/2015
Series: Roma Nova Thriller Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Even before she pulled on her first set of combat fatigues, Alison Morton was fascinated by the idea of women soldiers. Brought up by a feminist mother and an ex-military father, it never occurred to her that women couldn’t serve their country in the armed forces. Everybody in her family had done time in uniform and in theatre – regular and reserve – all over the globe.

So busy in her day job, Alison joined the military in a special communications regiment and left as a captain, having done all sorts of interesting and exciting things no civilian would ever know or see. Or that she can talk about, even now…

But something else fuels her writing… Fascinated by the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain), at their creation by the complex, power and value-driven Roman civilisation she started wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by strong women…

Now, Alison lives in France and writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines.

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