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Sacred Games [electronic Resource]

By Gary Corby

The third book in the critically acclaimed series set in Classical Athens, featuring the historically-inspired amateur detective Nicolaos.
 
It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is hot favorite to win. His only serious rival is Parmonos from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. Who else could have killed the second-best fighter in all Hellas but the very best? The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time, as soon as the Sacred Games have finished.
 
Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats, in the opening stages of a power struggle for control of Hellas. If an Athenian is found to have cheated at the Games by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war the moment the Sacred Truce is over. And that's a war Athens cannot hope to win.
 
Nico and his partner in sleuthing, the annoyingly clever priestess Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war that would tear their world apart.

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Sacred Games

Publish Date

2013

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9781616952280


Format: Ebook
Author: Corby, Gary
Summary: Nico works to clear his Olympics competitor best friend of a false murder accusation when a rival is found dead, a situation that is complicated by escalating violence between Athens and Sparta.
Title: Sacred games [electronic resource] / by Gary Corby.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., 2013.
Subject: Diotima (Legendary character) -- Fiction. Nicolaos (Fictitious character : Corby) -- Fiction. Private investigators -- Fiction Olympic games (Ancient) -- Fiction. Pancratium -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Athens (Greece) -- Fiction Greece -- History -- Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C. -- Fiction.
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Isbn: 9781616952280 (electronic bk.) 1616952288 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PR9619.4.C665 S23 2013eb
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Format: Ebook
Author: Corby, Gary
Summary: Nico works to clear his Olympics competitor best friend of a false murder accusation when a rival is found dead, a situation that is complicated by escalating violence between Athens and Sparta.
Title: Sacred games [electronic resource] / by Gary Corby.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Soho Crime, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc., 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (350 p.) : ill.
Subjects: Diotima (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Nicolaos (Fictitious character : Corby) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Private investigators -- Fiction
Subjects: Olympic games (Ancient) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Pancratium -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Athens (Greece) -- Fiction
Subjects: Greece -- History -- Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C. -- Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=16E63F44-065A-4514-B915-15C7D92FDA33 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=16E63F44-065A-4514-B915-15C7D92FDA33 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9781616952280 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 1616952288 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PR9619.4.C665 S23 2013eb