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The next must-read page-turner from Sunday Times bestselling author Richard Madeley.

A man’s body is discovered in the centre of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, a relic from the Imperial past that still stands outside modern-day Cirencester. The man has been crucified, Roman-style, inverted on a rough wooden cross in the shape of an X.
As mystified police launch their investigation and a sensationalised media theirs, one thing quickly becomes apparent: the dead man was a dedicated internet troll, targeting young women with vile abuse and threats. Was his gruesome murder some form of revenge... or will he be merely the first to be executed in this manner?
Rome has returned to Albion - and it is demanding a blood ransom...     
Praise for Richard Madeley:

'An authentic and exciting story. The perfect summer read' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'Original, unexpected and thrilling'  JOJO MOYES
'Immaculate storytelling, pacey and beautifully written'  SADIE JONES
'An unsettlingly tense treat'  HEAT
'A perfect summer read with a shocking twist'  OK! 

About The Author

Richard Madeley worked on local newspapers before moving to the BBC. He met Judy Finnigan when they both presented a news programme on Granada TV. Their eponymous TV show ran for seven years and was an enormous success. Richard Madeley has four children and lives in London and Cornwall.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (May 23, 2024)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471140617

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