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City on Fire by Tracy L. Higley

By Tracy L. Higley

Formerly published as Pompeii.

As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an not going resource to hunt justice.

In the coastal city of Pompeii, a brand new gladiator prepares to struggle. yet this gladiator hides a dangerous mystery: she's a runaway Jewish slave lady named Ariella, disguised as a tender boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph within the enviornment, understanding her lifestyles might be forfeit may still an individual discover the truth.

Cato, a filthy rich flesh presser, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. yet he quickly learns that Pompeii is simply as corrupt, and if he doesn't play the sport, his relations might pay the cost. made up our minds to result in justice for the electorate of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. yet what he discovers as an alternative is a confounding staff of Christians . . . and a tender lady gladiator whose repute is becoming daily.

Political unrest reaches a boiling element as Christians are jailed and finished, and the mountain within the distance threatens to damage town with its river of fireside. Cato and Ariella needs to act fast and courageously to avoid wasting their household ahead of all is misplaced.

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Titus, who had led the rampage across Judea. It was best to speak carefully, though she would spit upon the man if he stood before her today. The slave pulled a rag from his belt and dipped it into the water, then stayed on his knees to wash her lower legs, grimy from the mud of the practice field. It was an odd feeling, but she allowed it for the chance to speak to him. ” His question was a whisper. ” He would grasp the significance. He sighed heavily.  . ” Her voice caught, and the slave paused in his work but did not look up.

They need to be freed to try something new. ” From Maius’s glare the man understood the deeper meaning of his words. But Maius recovered and again attached himself to Portia. ” He ran a finger up her arm to the elbow, and Cato saw a small shudder. ” Cato pulled his sister from the man’s grasp, his fingers twitching with the urge to strike Maius. But he should have kept silent. The husbands of beautiful women were never safe from unscrupulous men, and Maius struck him as a man devoid of integrity.

He gave young Isabella a quick peck on the cheek as she passed. Her face lit at his attention. ” Cato laughed and tightened his toga to climb the stairs. “Fear not, Mother. ” Octavia shook her head and continued upward. She was aware of his proclivity for competitive entertainment. He was, after all, a Roman, raised on lust and blood. And Maius’s comment about the Jews who would be executed had her worried, though they would not speak of it between them. The truth was that he would have rather been at the arena, but the new gladiators had just arrived and would not perform for another two days.

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