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Pompeii With His Trademark Elegance And Intelligence Robert Harris Recreates A World On The Brink Of DisasterAll Along The Mediterranean Coast, The Roman Empire S Richest Citizens Are Relaxing In Their Luxurious Villas, Enjoying The Last Days Of Summer The World S Largest Navy Lies Peacefully At Anchor In Misenum The Tourists Are Spending Their Money In The Seaside Resorts Of Baiae, Herculaneum, And PompeiiBut The Carefree Lifestyle And Gorgeous Weather Belie An Impending Cataclysm, And Only One Man Is Worried The Young Engineer Marcus Attilius Primus Has Just Taken Charge Of The Aqua Augusta, The Enormous Aqueduct That Brings Fresh Water To A Quarter Of A Million People In Nine Towns Around The Bay Of Naples His Predecessor Has Disappeared Springs Are Failing For The First Time In Generations And Now There Is A Crisis On The Augusta S Sixty Mile Main Line Somewhere To The North Of Pompeii, On The Slopes Of Mount VesuviusAttilius Decent, Practical, And Incorruptible Promises Pliny, The Famous Scholar Who Commands The Navy, That He Can Repair The Aqueduct Before The Reservoir Runs Dry His Plan Is To Travel To Pompeii And Put Together An Expedition, Then Head Out To The Place Where He Believes The Fault Lies But Pompeii Proves To Be A Corrupt And Violent Town, And Attilius Soon Discovers That There Are Powerful Forces At Work Both Natural And Man Made Threatening To Destroy HimWith His Trademark Elegance And Intelligence, Robert Harris, Bestselling Author Of Archangel And Fatherland, Re Creates A World On The Brink Of Disaster

10 thoughts on “Pompeii

  1. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    Pompeii demolished in the world s most famous volcanic eruption in A.D 79 killing thousands at the apex of the Roman Empire, ironically the people never knew Mount Vesuvius was this a volcano understandable since the previous significant one occurred

  2. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    Attilius s occupation is an aquarius in the Roman Empire, a job description that nowadays would be director of waterworks operations and maintenance for the southern district of Italy As the earth beings to swell and shake in ominous warning in advance of the

  3. Lance Greenfield Lance Greenfield says:

    This is the story of a latter day Super Mario, an Italian plumber who overcomes very difficult challenges to fix the water supply to Napoli and surrounding areas before the local volcano erupts to ruin everything for everybody OK, I admit that I am grossly trivialising

  4. Sara Sara says:

    I have been a bit fascinated with the idea of Pompeii since I was a girl and the National Geographic ran photos of the people frozen in mid flight trying to escape the horrors of the eruption of Vesuvius Robert Harris has visited Pompeii through the story of Attilius, the enginee

  5. Neil Pierson Neil Pierson says:

    It should be a Two For One A suspense novel to take to the beach and some insight into life in the Roman Empire and the eruption of Mt Vesuvius And maybe a small tutorial in primitive plumbing Unfortunately, it turns into an 0 For One.The plot is serviceable Marcus Attilius Primus is an en

  6. Terri Terri says:

    Geology meets Volcanology meets All Round Mr Nice Guy.Having read Imperium by Robert Harris few short months ago I found that I quite enjoyed his uncomplicated writing style I in no way mean unsophisticated or simplistic, for he is an author who can comfortably shoulder the mantle of an old fashione


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  8. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    The waters have stopped flowing from the aquedect who you gonna call Dambusters The water engineer heads out amid widespread corruption in Pompeii, thwarts a murder plot, finds out what happened to his predecessor, falls in love, and investigates the ominous rumbling from the nearby Vesuvius Sounds good no Harris is go

  9. Donna Donna says:

    This book was just okay for me I liked the historical side of this I have always found this story kind of sadly fascinating I just didn t find that in this book This wasn t particularly character driven There was a problem with the water plaguing the area and it focused mainly on that without giving depth to the characters There

  10. Eirini Proikaki Eirini Proikaki says:

    , , , o , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , in a good way , Aqua Augusta .

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