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By Rosemary Rowe

A Libertus secret of Roman Britain - the wedding of a former vestal virgin is usually a major occasion, so the predicted arrival of any such bride in Glevum is the excuse for a good extra lavish dinner party than traditional at the Emperor's birthday ceremonial dinner. although, while Audelia's lined carriage ultimately arrives, the girl in query is nowhere to be came across. Libertus investigates and makes a grotesque discovery, suggesting that Druid rebels can have been concerned. but if one other girl disappears, Libertus reveals himself in a race opposed to time to make sure the security of the 'vanishing vestals'.

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