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While Marcus Corvinus is sitting drinking wine and watching the world go by at his favourite wineshop, he is drawn with the other patrons to see the dead body of Pegasus, a famous chariot driver. That wasn't good. The local district Watch - corrupt to the core - claim he died during a robbery. Marcus decided to track down the killer. So Marcus, reluctantly helped by his cool, intelligent wife Perilla, enters the world of big-time chariot racing. While negotiating his way through the maze of intrigues, tricks, finances and scams of the hippodrome, he also has to contend with a love-sick head slave, an invisible dagger and Mount Etna!
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   ancient rome What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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