Beth Leighton is accompanying her brother to the Roman town of Arles to research the early Christian martyr St Theodore. Moved by his story and her historical surroundings, Beth feels a tangible, mysterious presence. Then she meets Adam, who also feels inexplicably pulled by the past.
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The present day: Beth Leighton arrives in the ancient Roman town of Arles with her brother, Joe, to investigate the story of a child martyr. Legend tells that a young boy was killed by a Roman officer on a moonlit night at the pagan temple of Mithras, a victim of sacrifice.
Arles, AD 175: Walking the same streets is Sergius Cornelius Aurelius, an ex-legionary and the officer accused. Haunted by his past and by a perilous enemy who skulks in the shadows and will not show its face, he has his own story to tell.
At first Beth dismisses the tale. So why, then, does she feel a tangible, mysterious presence wherever she goes? Then she meets Adam, a film researcher, who is driven, inexplicably, to find the truth behind the legend. As they explore the beautiful Provence countryside together, their interest intensifies into obsession and dangerous emotions are unleashed as the ancient world, both magnificent and barbaric, becomes terrifyingly real…
"A feast of mystery, romance and spine-chilling drama."
Elizabeth Harris was born in Cambridge and brought up in Kent, where she now lives with her family. A finalist in the Ian St James awards, she is the author of seven novels.
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