Sue Cook endorses former Pembury Village News editor’s third book

Alison Morton and Sue CookSue Cook, broadcaster and writer, has described Alison Morton’s third Roma Nova thriller, SUCCESSIO, as “An intelligent, well-constructed thriller with gutsy characters”.

She adds, “Alison Morton has done it again. SUCCESSIO is the latest in her series of powerful tales of family betrayals and shifting allegiances in Roma Nova. Once again, I was gripped from start to finish.”

High praise indeed!

Alison edited the Pembury Village News for nine years and was an active member of Pembury Parish Council, chairing the PR committee which ran the musical Picnic on the Green and the series of successful Golden Jubilee events in 2002.

So, when and where can you meet the author?
10 June 2014 at 7pm Tunbridge Wells Library

Alison will talk about the Roma Nova series so far, answer questions and give a short reading from SUCCESSIO.

Complimentary drink on arrival and book signing afterwards.
RSVP by telephone: 03000 41 31 31 or email: to reserve a free ticket.

Here’s a taster of the book …

So what’s it about?
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Roma Nova – the last remnant of the Roman Empire that has survived into the 21st century – is at peace. Carina Mitela, the heir of a leading family, but choosing the life of an officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces, is not so sure.

She senses danger crawling towards her when she encounters a strangely self-possessed member of the unit hosting their exchange exercise in Britain. When a blackmailing letter arrives from a woman claiming to be her husband Conrad’s lost daughter and Conrad tries to shut Carina out, she knows the threat is real.

Trying to resolve a young man’s indiscretion twenty-five years before turns into a nightmare that not only threatens to destroy all the Mitelae but also attacks the core of the imperial family itself. With her enemy holding a gun to the head of the heir to the imperial throne, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…

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Look forward to seeing you at the Tunbridge Wells Library on 10 June!