The third novel in the acclaimed Gaius Petreius Ruso series by the New York Times bestselling Ruth Downiethis time set in ancient Gaul. Ruth Downie is publishedas R.S. Downie in the UK, and this book is available thereunder the title Ruso and the Root of All Evils .
At long last, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his companion, Tilla, are headed
hometoGaul. Having received a note consisting only of the words COME HO ME!”Ruso has (reluctantly, of course) pulled up stakes and brought T illato meet his family. But the reception there is not what Ruso has hoped for: no one will admit to sending for him, and his brother Lucius is hoping he’ll leave.
With Tilla getting icy greetings from his relatives, Lucius’s
brother-inlawmysteriously drowned at sea, and the whole Ruso family teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, it’s hard to imagine an unhappier reunion. That is, until Severus, the family’s chief creditor, winds up dead, and the real trouble begins
Engrossing, intricate, andas alwayswonderfully comic, Ruth Downie’s latest is a brilliant new installment in this irresistible series. This is everything we’ve come to expect from our charming, luckless hero.
Shelfari edited the description of Persona Non Grata Thursday, June 24, 2010.
Shelfari edited the description of Persona Non Grata Monday, August 3, 2009.