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Medicus - A Novel

Ruth Downie

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Description:

Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on-his-luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. His arrival in Deva (more commonly known as Chester, England) does little to improve his mood, and after a straight thirty-six-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. Now he has a new problem: a slave who won't talk, can't cook, and drags trouble in her wake. Before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar. A few years earlier, after he rescued Emperor Trajan from an earthquake in Antioch, Ruso seemed headed for glory; now he's living among heathens in a vermin-infested bachelor pad and must summon all his forensic knowledge to find a killer who may be after him next. Who are the true barbarians, the conquered or the conquerors? It's up to Ruso-certainly the most likeable sleuth to come out of the Roman Empire-to discover the truth. With a gift for comic timing and historic detail, Ruth Downie has conjured an ancient world as raucous and real as our own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

11h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

22:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

15:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

15:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

16:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

10:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

11:08


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

14:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

18:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

17:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:37


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

13:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:37


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

15:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

11:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

13:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

14:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:27