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All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empires richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The worlds largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.

But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. And now there is a crisis on the Augustas sixty-mile main line—somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Attilius—decent, practical, and incorruptible—promises Pliny, the famous scholar who commands the navy, that he can repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. His plan is to travel to Pompeii and put together an expedition, then head out to the place where he believes the fault lies. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—both natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him.

With his trademark elegance and intelligence, Robert Harris, bestselling author of Archangel and Fatherland, re-creates a world on the brink of disaster.

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With his trademark elegance and intelligence, Harris, bestselling author of "Archangel" and "Fatherland," re-creates a world on the brink of disaster. Abridged. 5 CDs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739341773
Author:
Harris, Robert
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Cumpsty Michael
Read:
Cumpsty Michael
Author:
Cumpsty Michael
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x4.98x1.02 in. .49 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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