Roman Shadows by Ron Burns
A Novel

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Destined for a life of ease after he marries into one of Rome's wealthiest families, Roman senator Gaius Livinius Severus finds his rest and recreation put on hold when Cicero asks him to spy on certain prominent politicians.
 

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Published September 1, 1992 by St Martins Press. 261 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But before Livinius has even notified her that he'll take the case, both the woman and her husband (not her husband after all, it turns out) are dead, and soon members of the Stoic circle of Cinna, advisor to Emperor Marcus Aurelius, begin losing their heads.

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In this muffled sequel to Roman Nights (1991), the orator Cicero, who took such a prominent part last time, has to settle for a supporting role to his own acolyte, the fictional Gaius Livinius Severus, whom he casually suggests keep a close eye on ambitious politician Gaius Scribonius Curio.

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Gaius Livinius Severus, sleuthing hero of the well-received Roman Nights , returns in a tepid adventure that may well leave those unfamiliar with the first book wondering what all the commotion was about.

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