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By Albert A. Bell Jr.

many years after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the place he misplaced his adoptive father and mentor, Pliny the more youthful is requested through his pal Aurelia to aid her husband Calpurnius, who has been accused of homicide in Naples. Pliny has solved prior crimes, yet by no means prior to has rather a lot time and distance elapsed earlier than his arrival at the homicide scene¦nor has he carried a lot emotional luggage. With assistance from his wisecracking sidekick Tacitus, he now needs to examine crafty plots by means of a few descendants of Augustus, which come with murders and infants switched at delivery. One lucky condition in Pliny's detective actions is that the hardened ash crust makes sturdy impressions of hand- and foot-prints. yet now, for the 1st time, Pliny needs to swallow his phobias and ghastly thoughts and face a dangerous problem within the ruins of a buried villa

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