HNS indie Editor’s Choice Autumn 2015
Shortlisted for the 2016 HNS Indie prize
Update March 2016: Finalist (one of four)
B.R.A.G. Medallion, October 2015
Discovered Diamond January 2016
Chill With A Book Award 2017
Book four of the Roma Nova thriller series, set in Roma Nova’s recent past – the start of the young Aurelia Mitela’s adventures…
Late 1960s Roma Nova, the last Roman colony that has survived into the 20th century. Aurelia Mitela is alone – her partner gone, her child sickly and her mother dead. Forced in her mid-twenties to give up her beloved career as a Praetorian officer, she is struggling to manage an extended family tribe, businesses and senatorial political life.
But her country needs her unique skills. Somebody is smuggling silver – Roma Nova’s lifeblood – on an industrial scale. Sent to Berlin to investigate, she encounters the mysterious and attractive Miklós, a suspected smuggler, and Caius Tellus, a Roma Novan she has despised and feared since childhood.
Aurelia suspects that the silver smuggling hides a deeper conspiracy and follows a lead into the Berlin criminal underworld. Barely escaping a trap set by a gang boss intent on terminating her, she realises that her old enemy is at the heart of all her troubles. She pursues him back home to Roma Nova desperate now he has struck at her most vulnerable point – her young daughter.
Published by SilverWood Books May 2015
Paperback: ISBN: 9781781323830 Ebook: ISBN 9781781323847
Audiobook published by Audible Studios B01JPL2S18
Read an excerpt: http://alison-morton.com/2015/04/30/aurelia-excerpt/
**Listen to a sample of the audiobook: https://soundcloud.com/audible/aurelia** NEW!
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