On a trip to Pompeii, Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, uncover a corpse in the ruins. Even as the police dismiss the murder as the work of local gangsters, Emily launches an investigation of her own, aided by a moody painter, the enigmatic site director, and a free-thinking American—but each of them has secrets. In this 14th outing (following Uneasy Lies the Crown), the sudden appearance of a beautiful young woman who claims a shocking relationship to the Hargreaves family throws Emily's investigation off-course. And as she struggles to face an unsettling truth about Colin's past, it becomes clear that someone else is willing to do anything necessary to put her off the case.
In The Shadow Of Vesuvius
Author: Tasha Alexander.