Perfiditas : A Carina Mitela Roma Nova thriller

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"Fast-paced, well-written and full of angst, PERFIDITAS was a very entertaining read!" - History Undressed
Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble. One colleague tries to slice her jugular. Another sets a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova, the last Roman outpost in 21st century Europe,

Proscribed and operating illegally, separated from her family and children, Carina risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. Seeking help from a friend immersed in the crime world would wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad.

Is Carina strong enough to choose between being a great criminal or a great counterspy, and between two men - the sophisticated and amoral Apollodorus or the upright Praetorian commander Conradus, her children's father. And can she save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life in making those choices?

Part conspiracy thriller, part military fiction, part a story of personal betrayal, this is Roman fiction brought up to the 21st century with a strong female protagonist with heart and courage leading the action. If you enjoy reading mystery books for women with plenty of twists, this is for you!

"Surely I'm not the only one to think that these stories would make thrilling movie material?" - Amazon Top 500 reviewer

- B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree
- finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9791097310141

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"Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina's a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour.
I warmed to her quickly and wanted to find out how she dealt with the problems thrown in her path. The plot is pretty snappy too and gets off to a quick start which made it easy to keep turning the pages. There are a fair number of alternative historical fictions where Rome never disappeared, but for my money this is one of the better ones." - Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle (Macro and Cato) series

"I can't resist an alternative history and Alison Morton writes one of the best. Powerful storytelling, vivid characters and a page-turning plot makes Alison Morton's PERFIDITAS a must read." 
- Jean Fullerton, author of the historical East London novels

"Pure enjoyment! A clever, complex plot set in the beguilingly convincing fictional country of Roma Nova. Scenes and characters are sometimes so vividly described that I felt I was watching a movie. This compelling tale rendered me inseparable from my copy right up to the last turn of the page." - Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster
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