Inceptio

Inceptio : A Carina Mitela Roma Nova Thriller

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New Yorker Karen Brown is caught in a tangle of hot foreign agents, vicious maniacs and tough families. Running for her life, she is forced to flee from her home into the alien culture of Roma Nova, the mysterious last outpost of the Roman Empire in Europe. Who wouldn't fear failure? Or will she tough it out and find herself? Apart from kidnapping, heartache and a close encounter with Latin grammar, she must contend with a fascinating but arrogant Praetorian special forces captain. Plus a crazy killer wants to terminate her for a very personal reason.

Roma Nova is Karen's dead mother's homeland. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman exiles and now ruled by women, it gives her safety, a lover and a ready-made family - but at a price. Joining a law enforcement service as an undercover investigator, Karen focuses on staying alive, but is determined to find out why the killer persists in hunting her.

Part action adventure, part military thriller, laced with romance and coming of age, this is Roman fiction brought into the 21st century through the lens of alternative history and driven by a female protagonist with heart and courage. If you enjoy thrillers and mystery books for women with twists, this is for you!

"Eve Dallas meets Lindsey Davis's Roman detective Falco."

- B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree
- shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award
- finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year
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Product details

  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 454g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9791097310134

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"Terrific. Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic. It's a real edge- of-the seat read, genuinely hard to put down."
- Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

"I loved it! Intriguing, unusual and thought-provoking. Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could know into one of the toughest heroines I've read for a while. Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit--and not just to meet Conrad--vivid and compelling. A pacey, suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadful villain, I can't recommend INCEPTIO enough."
- Kate Johnson, author of The UnTied Kingdom

"Tense, fast-paced and deliciously inventive, Alison Morton's INCEPTIOsoon had me turning the pages. Very Dashiell Hammett." - Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen's Secret

"Gripping. Alison Morton creates a fully realised world of what could have been. Breathtaking action, suspense, political intrigue... Inceptio is a tour de force!" - Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix and Roma Victrix
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