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The Resource Vita brevis : [No. 7 : Medicus investigation] a crime novel of the Roman Empire, Ruth Downie

Vita brevis : [No. 7 : Medicus investigation] a crime novel of the Roman Empire, Ruth Downie

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Vita brevis : [No. 7 : Medicus investigation] a crime novel of the Roman Empire
Title
Vita brevis
Title remainder
[No. 7 : Medicus investigation] a crime novel of the Roman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Downie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Russo and Tilla's excitement upon arriving in Rome with their baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too may doctors--some skilled, but others positively dangerous. Ruso thinks he has been offered a reputable medical practice only to find that his predecessor, Doctor Kleitos, has fled, leaving a dead man in a barrel on the doorstep and the warning "Be careful who you trust." Distracted by the body and his efforts to help a friend win the hand of a rich young heiress, Ruso makes a grave mistake, causing him to question his own competence and integrity. With Ruso's reputation under threat, he and Tilla must protect their small family from Doctor Kleito's debt collectors and find allies in their new home while they track down the vanished doctor and find out the truth about the father of the heiress--Russo's patient--and the unfortunate man in the barrel."--
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Summary
A latest entry in the best-selling series finds new parents Ruso and Tilla leaving Roman-occupied Britain and the military to pursue a civilian life in Rome, an effort that is challenged by their realizations about local corruption and a medical predecessor's suspicious departure
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515924
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Downie, Ruth
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ruso mysteries
Series volume
0007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruso, Gaius Petreius
  • Physicians
  • Ruso, Gaius Petreius (Fictitious character)
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a crime novel of the Roman Empire
Label
Vita brevis : [No. 7 : Medicus investigation] a crime novel of the Roman Empire, Ruth Downie
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057879272
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781620409589
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283687
Label
Vita brevis : [No. 7 : Medicus investigation] a crime novel of the Roman Empire, Ruth Downie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057879272
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781620409589
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283687

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