Successio : A Carina Mitela Roma Nova thriller

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"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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9791097310158

Review quote

"I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton's epic series set in Roma Nova, a breakaway Roman colony established in AD395, which has survived to the present day. The series came about because the author -- a self-confessed 'Ancient Roman nut'-- wondered what a modern Roman society run by women would look like." - Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

"If there is a world where fiction becomes more believable than reality, then Alison Morton's ingenious thrillers must be the portal through which to travel. Following in Caesar's footsteps, she came with INCEPTIO, saw with PERFIDITAS - and has well and truly conquered with SUCCESSIO!"
- Helen Hollick, author and Managing Editor Historical Novel Society Indie Reviews

"Alison Morton has done it again - an intelligent, well-constructed thriller with gutsy characters. SUCCESSIO is the latest in her series of powerful tales of family betrayals and shifting allegiances in Roma Nova. Once again, I was gripped from start to finish."
- Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster
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