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Publisher Description

A number one bestselling Roman thriller from the award-winning master of the literary and historical thriller genre: Robert Harris. A thrilling depiction of one of the most famous natural disasters in human history: the explosion of Mount Vesuvius.

A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? But even as Rome's richest citizens relax in their villas around Pompeii and Herculaneum, there are ominous warnings that something is going wrong. Wells and springs are failing, a man has disappeared, and now the greatest aqueduct in the world - the mighty Aqua Augusta - has suddenly ceased to flow. Through the eyes of four characters - a young engineer, an adolescent girl, a corrupt millionaire and an elderly scientist - Robert Harris brilliantly recreates a luxurious world on the brink of destruction.

Fiction & Literature
14 September
Random House
The Random House Group Limited

Customer Reviews

Hols😃 ,

Great book

I found this book by typing random topics, I had nothing to read
That's what I do😊

Right, well I was reading the book description and was thinking wow this sounds cool. Then I came here to the reviews, there weren't any and I said to myself once l'm done reading this book I'm writing a review.

Ok the review part.
This books have to be one of my favs. I loved the story because it was way back in the past, i thought that was cool. The book was very well written, I think the only other book that was written that well was the Hunger Games. It was one of those that you just thought about even after you've done reading a chapter. I was always thinking 'I can't believe she did that' or 'omg did that actual happen.'
I should probably rap this up
I really loved this book and I think you should totally read it!!!😃

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