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The Pericles Commission

Gary Corby

ISBN: 9781616952518

Published: January 2013

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Paperback $14.95

Gary Corby

Sydney, Australia

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Athens, 461 BC: A clever young man named Nicolaos has been hired by the politician Pericles to find and expose an assassin. Ephialtes, the statesman who brought democracy to Athens, has been murdered, and the city is in an uproar. It looks as if someone is attempting to stifle the world’s first democracy in its infancy. Now, Nico walks ...

Athens, 461 BC: A clever young man named Nicolaos has been hired by the politician Pericles to find and expose an assassin. Ephialtes, the statesman who brought democracy to Athens, has been murdered, and the city is in an uproar. It looks as if someone is attempting to stifle the world’s first democracy in its infancy. Now, Nico walks the mean streets of Classical Athens in search of the killer with the irritating help of his precocious twelve-year-old brother, Socrates. The increasing number of dead witnesses doesn’t make his job any easier. Meanwhile, Nico juggles other pressing concerns—like getting closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis. Can he discover a killer and save Athenian democracy without getting on the wrong side of the gods or the city guard?

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“Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he's made it first-rate entertainment.”
─Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda
“Those who like their historicals with a touch of humor will welcome Australian author Corby ... Corby displays a real gift for pacing and plotting.”
─Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Energetic.... Very entertaining.
─Kirkus Reviews
“Details of culture, politics and history are so deftly woven into the threads of the story that life in ancient Athens comes vividly alive.
—Historical Novel Review