"I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller" - The Bookseller
Pulled into a nightmare of blackmail, drugs and breakdown, 21st century Roma Novan Carina struggles to defend her family and country against a gifted and vicious enemy.
Carina is an experienced military intelligence officer and investigator tasked with protecting Roma Nova – the last remnant of the Roman Empire that’s survived into the 21st century – but for once, she may not have the mental and physical strength to defeat this killer intent on destroying her and her husband's families.
Her career shot, her husband in breakdown and the children under threat of murder; her heart and nerves are at break point. But in the final agonising confrontation with her enemy, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…
A gripping thriller with a difference – strong female characters with heart and courage and more than a dip into the Roman historical fiction world. If you enjoy reading mystery books for women, this could be for you!
– Longlisted for the 2015 HNS Indie prize
– Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice for Autumn 2014
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– Editor’s choice, The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014
About the Author
All six Roma Nova full-length novels have been awarded the BRAG Medallion. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society's Indie Editor's Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. SUCCESSIO was selected as an Editor's Choice in The Bookseller. CARINA is a novella set between INCEPTIO and PERFIDITAS.
A 'Roman nut' since age 11, Alison has misspent decades clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. She holds an MA History, blogs about Romans and writing.
Now she continues to write thrillers, cultivates a Roman herb garden and drinks wine in France with her husband.
Social media links
Connect with Alison on her Roma Nova site: http://alison-morton.com
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AlisonMortonAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alison_morton @alison_morton
Alison's Amazon page: http://Author.to/AlisonMortonAmazon
Table of Contents
SUCCESSIO – an adventure story of blackmail, breakdown and nemesis in an alternative Roman timeline where women rule