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It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pakration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is a hot favourite to win; his only serious rival is Parmonos from Sparta. When Parmonos is found dead, it is obvious that Timodeus must be the killer - who else could have killed the second best fighter in all Hellas? The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed as soon as the Sacred Games are finished. Now, Nico and his partner-in- sleuthing, the annoying clever priestess Diotima, have four days to save their friend.
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'The descriptions of life at the Greek Olympiads is vivid, a history lesson in itself, and I loved Corby's sense of humour - there are great one-liners...' - --Promoting CrimeAbout the Author:
Gary Corby lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He blogs at A Dead Man Fell from the Sky, on all things ancient, Athenian, and mysterious.
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Book Description Dreamscape Media. No binding. Condition: New. Dimensions: 5.6in. x 4.9in. x 0.5in.It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nicos best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is hot favorite to win. His only serious rival is Parmonos from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days time. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each others throats. If an Athenian is found to have cheated by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war. Nico and his partner in sleuthing, Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. MP3 CD. Seller Inventory # 9781624066368
Book Description Dreamscape Media Llc, 2013. CMD. Condition: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 5.04x6.04x1.13 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1624066364