Where’s Your Bookmark Today?
My bookmark is nestled in the pages of “Persona Non Grata,” the third installment of Ruth Downie’s Roman Empire series. I love this series. Set in the second-century, the series chronicles the life of an army doctor as he humorously solves the captivating mysteries he seems to find himself tangled in. In this book Ruso returns home to his family after many years of service with the roman legion. The Medicus has brought his trusty companion, Tilla, along for the journey. Her meeting with the family is less than perfect, as is Ruso’s welcoming. From the start they plunge head first into a nest of conspiring family members, a murder mystery, and tax plot that threatens to bury them all, nothing too much for the medicus to handle though. Filled with plot twists, intrigue, and humor, Downie’s Roman Empire series is fast, fun-filled read. I am thoroughly enjoying this latest addition to the tale.