By David Wishart
The exciting, witty and irreverent new secret that includes historic Roman sleuth Marcus Corvinus "
"May, advert 41." The emperor Claudius has acceded to the throne, and the voters of Rome wait for an period of peace and balance. now not so Marcus Corvinus besides the fact that, who reveals himself embroiled in now not one yet investigations. a pal of his spouse has requested him to appear into the homicide of her brother, came across stabbed to demise on the Shrine of Melobosis. A wily businessman and infamous womaniser, nobody turns out to have a great note to assert approximately Gaius Tullius, no longer even his less-than-grieving widow. yet who might have a great adequate cause to need him lifeless?
while, Corvinus s daughter comes throughout a useless physique within the Pollio Gardens, and urges her father to enquire. initially Marcus refuses to get entangled but if his enquiries lead him to Ostia, Rome s busy buying and selling port, he uncovers a irritating connection among the 2 deaths.
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You say he has rubber hidden on his plantation, which is buried away in the Burmese jungle. " "What sort of country is it? Is it flat . . " "I feel inclined to go and have a look at this place and have a word with Major Marling," said Biggles thoughtfully. " "You could not fly there for there is no landing ground," Li Chi pointed out. "Even the river, the Pak Chan, at its headwaters, is choked with weeds, except for a narrow channel made by canoes. " "Yes. A kabang borrowed from the Salones could go up the river without attracting much attention or suspicion.
He was dead, brutally murdered by the invading barbarians, against whom I at once resolved to wage war in my own way. " Li Chi opened his hands, palms upwards. "My dear sir, with hundreds of islands from which to choose a hiding place the Japanese could no more catch me than they could catch the man in the moon. But allow me, please, to finish. From the islands I struck at my enemies, and if I told you how many heads have fallen to the parangs of my native commandos, how many Japanese have died from the poisoned dart, you would think me guilty of exaggeration.
I was too late. He was dead, brutally murdered by the invading barbarians, against whom I at once resolved to wage war in my own way. " Li Chi opened his hands, palms upwards. "My dear sir, with hundreds of islands from which to choose a hiding place the Japanese could no more catch me than they could catch the man in the moon. But allow me, please, to finish. From the islands I struck at my enemies, and if I told you how many heads have fallen to the parangs of my native commandos, how many Japanese have died from the poisoned dart, you would think me guilty of exaggeration.