Family Commitments

Family Commitments

by David Wishart


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Bathyllus was standing with his back to me, and sitting on the bed was a seriously-unshaven late-middle-aged man in a grubby threadbare tunic.
Bathyllus turned round, the guy got up, and they both stared at me, jaws dropping, like actors at the end of a play where the god is lowered from a crane to sort out a too-convoluted plot.
'Hi, sunshine,' I said to Bathyllus. 'So who's your friend?'
I'd never, ever seen Bathyllus lost for words before, but I saw it now. He swallowed a couple of times, coughed, and then said:
'This is Damon, sir. He's my brother.'

When Corvinus's major-domo Bathyllus's long-lost brother turns up in a Suburan tenement he is totally gobsmacked. And things don't improve when he discovers that Brother Damon is a serial crook on the run whose owner and partner-in-crime has just died under very suspicious circumstances. Digging into the whys and wherefores brings its own dangers. Especially when the case turns political...
The fact that his mother suspects her octogenarian husband Priscus of having an affair and wants him to look into the matter doesn't help much, either.

The nineteenth book in the Marcus Corvinus series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546713913
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Series: Marcus Corvinus , #20
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

David Wishart was born in Arbroath, Scotland, in 1952. He studied Classics at Edinburgh University, and after a spell of teaching Latin and Greek in secondary school retrained as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, working for various companies in Kuwait, Greece and Saudi Arabia. He returned to Scotland in 1990, and lives in Carnoustie. His first book, 'I, Virgil' - a fictional 'autobiography' of the Roman poet -, was published in 1995; 'Ovid' - the first of the Marcus Corvinus series - followed a year later. Since then he has published a further 19 Corvinus books plus a novel-biography ('Nero') and a historical novel ('The Horse Coin') set in Roman Britain at the time of the Boudiccan revolt.
He is married to Rona, who is head of Support for Learning at St Leonards School, and has two children and four grandchildren.

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