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on 6 September 2010
Ruth Downie continues her story about Ruso the Roman Army Doctor and Tilla his British companion. In this story Ruso is summoned home to Gaul where the family are in financial trouble. Taking Tilla with him as his friend/slave/companion, the intrepid doctor struggles to cope with a broken leg.
Returning home he finds it difficult to explain the presence of Tilla and the identity of the person that wrote to him saying, 'Return Home.' In no time at all Ruso finds himself in the middle of a suspicious death and trying to find out who was responsible.
This time however, the victim is the husband of his ex wife, to whom Ruso and his family owe money. Murdered by poisioning, and in the presence of Ruso, he soon becomes a suspect as investigators are sent from Rome to carry out enquiries.
Persona Non Grata is the thrid book about Ruso, who is a humerous character who always finds himself in difficult situations. The books are easy to read, quite interesting and well researched. The books are worth reading especially if you like the subject 'Rome.'