A beautiful young girl suddenly vanishes without a trace. Could the rotting corpse discovered in the Tiber, dangling by a length flame-colored silk, be hers? Her distraught fiancé Titus is desperate to learn the truth. Trusty Saturninus, slave to Titus' uncle Occho, is dispatched to sleuth out her fate no matter the cost.
Along the way Saturninus works through a captivating cast of characters - from Caesar himself and his lover Antinoös to a variety of eccentric high priests, powerful senators and their playboy sons, all the way down to an unforgettable pair of vicious Mauretanian thugs and a fierce little yappy dog - not to forget Sulpicia Pisistrata, a cauponista with a big heart and a strong right hook. Meet Rome in all its ghastly splendor and splendid ghastliness.
A COIGN OF VANTAGE is the first in an exciting new series of historical murder mysteries (with a humorous bent) capturing in rich and vivid detail Ancient Rome from the time of Caesar Hadrian (128 C.E.).
About the Author
Over the course of the last half century Nurmi Husa has been a professional actor on the stage, over the airwaves and in film - as well as a designer, visual artist, writer, editor, director, photographer, political activist, file clerk, property manager, computer programmer and, perhaps most horrifying of all, the assistant manager of a dilapidated movie theatre in Hollywood. Oh, and a godfather. Best job of them all.